THE IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM

Freedom is something I haven’t really experienced much of before. I’ve been in education for a straight 18 years and it seems like a life time. Last week I finished University, which means education and that side of life is officially over. It actually feels so surreal to say that, and now the next step is to find a full time job and become a real adult (scary!). True adulthood comes at different times in everyone’s life and means different things for different people, but I’m actually so excited for what’s to come.

Being able to be free from doing work, attending lectures and what not means I have more free ‘brain time’. By this I mean I finally have space in my mind for other things, rather than it being overcrowded with to do lists and work. Simplicity of the mind is something I’ve been craving for a long long time.

During the busiest weeks of my degree, which was when I was finalising my dissertation, my mind was overloaded with all sorts of things. From worrying thoughts to utter stress, and it’s nice to let that stress finally go and open my mind to the future.

This post is basically letting you know how important I think having some freedom is. I for one am certainly a get-goer, whilst doing my degree I felt I needed to be on the move with 101 things to achieve during the day. I agree that staying busy 24/7 can sometimes feel like the right thing to do, but it really isn’t. Since finishing my degree and having spare time on my hands has made me realise I don’t need to move at a million miles per hour. Instead, I’ve found meaning to having time with nothing to do other than things that make you truly happy. For me that’s having time to get creative and go for walks.

Freedom for me isn’t being able to sit in all day long and do nothing, it’s having time to do the things that I love. Don’t get me wrong, I do love an evening sitting watching Netflix on my phone, but there are other times I feel I need to do something that can free my mind.

As humans living in a ‘socially connected world’ around the clock can make you feel like you need to keep up to date with everything and everyone. In reality, that’s not healthy for the mind and definitely adds unneeded stress. Taking a step back and opening your mind to things you really enjoy doing is probably the most freeing feeling. Just give yourself time each day, or even across a whole weekend, to do what you love most and you’ll feel regenerated.

My whole point of this chatty post is to show how important freedom and making time for the things you love can be. During my degree I kept occupied 24/7 and I didn’t realise how drained it made me. My first week of free time has made me realise just how vital and amazing freedom is. Even for those that work full-time, I think prioritising yourself just once a week can give you that head space and get your mind back on track.

What does freedom mean to you?

Megan ♥

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  • beautybythebunny

    Take some time to relax lovely. Then take the job world by storm xx

  • I totally agree with this, it’s so important to take time for you and the things you enjoy before it’s too late!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan | Instagram

  • fashion for lunch

    Take time, rest up, chat to friends and have fun!
    You are so strong!!!!

  • This is so, so true – something I definitely deprive myself of is freedom. There’s always just so much to do, and in between working full time I’m also trying to squeeze in blogging, freelancing and selling my life on eBay to make some emergency cash… I can’t remember a time I relaxed and felt free. Need to change that!

    Nikki xx | Lovelaughslipstick ♥

  • Lady Writes

    I agree with this so much – we often get so caught up in everyday life that we forget to take time – and freedom – for ourselves. It’s good to make the time each week though, like you say x

  • Yay so pleased for you that you’re all done xxx

  • I agree, sometimes you need to make time to do things that make you happy. Congrats on finishing!

    http://www.EmmysBeautyCave.com

  • Back To You Beauty

    Freedom is something different to so many and a luxury that not everyone has. You deserve to enjoy your freedom before you start your next journey x

  • I definitely agree with you that a sense of freedom at times is incredibly important. Congrats on completing your degree too!

    Kristy | The Violet Blonde

  • Erin Russell

    Education can be so soul destroying at times! You get so stuck into it and so focused on the end result you forget who you are as a person! Well done on finishing!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  • I went straight from Uni into a job and for me freedom is having the time and space to do something you love x

  • Isn’t it so nice to have a breather and concentrate on what really matters? Little things like switching off your phone can be liberating.

  • I get what you mean, I felt free when I finished University. I actually didn’t end up applying for my masters degree straight away as I loved the freedom!

    Dena | Dena Jayne | Bloglovin xo

  • You definitely deserve a break and some freedom. I can’t imagine all the stress you was under, I don’t know how you blog full time and do uni. Definitely agree with doing the things you love!! X

  • You definitely deserve a break! I remember finishing my degree and the excitement of what the next chapter would bring. Just enjoy your freedom for now! x

  • When I finished uni after being in education since being four years old, I didn’t know what to do with myself! Thankfully I had my blog x

    http://www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

  • Congrats on finishing! Now get yourself on a nice holiday! x

  • Well done on getting through uni! Have a good break and definitely take some me time!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

  • After finishing uni I went straight into a job and lookong back I kind of wish i had just let myself enjoy visiting new places and given myself a bit more freedom x

  • Ellie Miller

    I need to travel more for sure. I didnt do uni I went straight into a job and mocved out so things have been hard ever since but now is the time to sort it out!
    http://www.abloggersbeauty.com

  • thesundaygirluk

    Well done on completing uni – I agree, sometimes you do need to just switch off and breathe!