Friday, 9 February 2018

Do I Really Have No Time? | AD




Henry London Watch

How often do we get asked to do things and decline straight away because we are busy? How often do we rush around all day without realising how much time has passed and we sit at the end of the day feeling like we have achieved nothing. It's the end of Week 2 at university and honestly I couldn't tell you what I have achieved so far this semester. I feel like I haven't stopped, but at the same time I also feel like I've barely seen my friends, barely taken any time for myself and definitely not dedicated as much time to blogging as I would want to. Let's not even think about the work, which although I have been doing I don't feel like I could really tell you what I've learned. Something about science and history and Berlin. (I've picked some rogue modules this semester, already full of #regrets)

Henry London Watch


Henry London Watch

One thing I have been consciously trying to do is switching on the 'Do Not Disturb' button on my phone and laptop. In some ways it has felt like I'm cutting myself off from the 'social world' (ironic really) but at the same time it is a break I think I need. When Henry London got in touch with me, it got me thinking about how much time I waste in a day, especially when I'm busy telling everyone how much I have to do and how little time I actually have. 
I have been wearing my Henry "ICONIC HL34-S-0222"* watch every day since it arrived; there's something about physically checking the time on a watch instead of on a digital phone that makes me appreciate its passing a little bit more. I had never really been into watches when I was younger, mainly because I would put them down and forget where. However, I definitely feel like I am at an age now where it is something I can truly appreciate. The beautiful sandy pink strap goes with all of my outfits and I love the simple and classic watch face. They have a lovely selection of watches and straps so there really is something for everyone, but how could I not go with a rose gold and pink one?!
I was also able to get my initials, Z. M. C engraved on to the back. Watches are such classic pieces that you can keep for a lifetime and the option of having it personalised makes it even more special. 
Henry London are also currently running a 2-4-1 Valentines Day offer if you want to pick up a present for you and a special someone, just enter 241 in the discount box at the checkout. Whether it's celebrating your best friend, partner or even being extravagant and picking up a second watch for yourself in a different style, now is the perfect time!

Henry London Watch

Henry London Watch

I feel like I am slowly getting back into my groove for the semester. I knew it was going to be a hard one but I didn't quite realise how bumpy the settling in again process would be. Finding a balance between work, social life, family, friends, blogging, sport and self care is almost impossible. Something always has to give. At times when I'm stressed or feeling a bit down, more things have to give and it can be so easy to neglect yourself or the people closest to you.

I went for breakfast with one of my best friends the other day to shoot the photos for this post (which I hope you like, I'm not often in front of the camera on here so it was definitely a new, awkward but also really fun experience!) It was the small break of doing something different to my daily routine that I needed and it set me up for a lovely day. Doing something a bit different every day is something I think really helps when you're stressed or feeling like you have no time. Because let's face it, we do have time. We have the fifteen minutes we spend in the morning scrolling mindlessly through Instagram, the twenty minutes we procrastinate for in the library before starting work after every break or indeed the collective half hour a day telling everyone how busy we are. With the start of the new week next week, I'm going to make it my goal not to tell anyone I'm busy. I'm just going to get on and do it.


*This post is sponsored by Henry London and I was gifted my watch, all thoughts and opinions are my own.



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25 comments

  1. A brilliant post! I ADORE this watch, the screen on mine has cracked (siblings eh) so I am on the look out for a new one. I have also been pressing the Do Not Disturb button recently, spending some time away from social media seems to be doing me a lot of good x

    elise // elssthinks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Elise!! It is so beautiful I am seriously in love with it too! I always think you never realise how much time you spend online and on social media until you take a step back, it can be so helpful! xo

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  2. Sure, that watch is cool, but it’s the sofa in the first picture that really caught my eye πŸ‘€πŸ˜

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    1. Haha thanks Polly! It was in my student union cafe so sadly not my sofa! x

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  3. This is such a nice watch - i'm trying to make better use of my time at the minute!

    Caz | thisiscaz.com

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Caz! x

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  4. Hi, I love the colour and style of this watch. Its a shame that I don’t need one otherwise I would treat myself.

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    1. Ahh it definitely would be an indulgent purchase, so glad you like it though I'm so in love with it! x

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  5. What a fantastic post and a really stunning watch! I have been meaning to treat myself to a watch for about two years now since my other one broke so I’m going to check out Henry London and see if there is anything to take my fancy!
    Love the photos too πŸ‘πŸ»

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    1. Thank you so much Melanie! I was a bit nervous about the photos so I am really glad you like them! They really do have some lovely watches on their site and the 241 offer is great! xo

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  6. Such a pretty watch! I love the colour! I've always loved wearing a watch, but I don't usually ever treat myself to one. I also love that you've been able to engrave the back, makes it so much more personal! x

    Kirsty | justkirstymaynard

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    1. Thank you Kirsty! I love the engraving too, it definitely makes it a special gift for someone else/yourself! x

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  7. Love that watch! I'm so bad at 'not having time' when really I'm just not being productive x

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    1. I am exactly the same! It's definitely a case of prioritising things for me most of the time! x

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  8. That watch is gorgeous and I love the strap/hardware combo!

    I so struggle with managing time. My problem is that I accept too many unnecessary responsibilities and then end up exhausting myself!!

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! It's such a tricky balance to find, I need to start saying no to things a bit more often too! x

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  9. That watch is gorgeous and I love the strap/hardware combo!

    I so struggle with managing time. My problem is that I accept too many unnecessary responsibilities and then end up exhausting myself!!

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  10. I love the watch. I have a similar one from Olivia Burton, it just makes me feel much smarter x

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    1. Thank you Katie! A watch is definitely something that can elevate an outfit, it makes me feel smarter and more put together too! x

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  11. This is a brilliant post. And I agree that when you check the time on a watch you're actually checking the time. I got a 'nice' watch for my 21st birthday having never really worn one before and I absolutely adore it. This watch is lovely too! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie! I feel like it's quite an 'adult' thing to own and look after! x

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  12. Loved this post and the watch is gorgeous x - cloudyems.wordpress.com

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  13. What a lovely post! this watch is so pretty! I love the engraving! so so nice! xx corinne

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    1. Thanks Corinne!! It's so pretty I love it! Thanks for reading x

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