I ran a simple Facebook contest recently and asked folks to comment and let me know who or what they’d like to make more time for. 😀 I’ve read every single entry and replied to those which particularly resonated with me. Quite a number of people mentioned spending time with family, especially their parents and young children. A handful felt they want to carve out some time for “me” time; I think this is super important. Take care of yourself before you take care of others, as airlines like to remind us during flights. 😀
I do sometimes think that parents in Singapore don’t spend enough time with their children, because they’re too busy with work. And even when they are at home, their mind seems to still be preoccupied with work matters. I’ve seen lots of maids in my estate. And this thought crossed my mind not too long ago: most of us no longer take care of our young and our old, if you’ve realised. Kids are left to maids or grandparents, or placed in daycare / childcare centres. And older folks who can no longer take care of themselves are left in the care of maids, nursing aides or relegated to old folks homes.
Is there someone you’d like to catch up with or spend some time with? Schedule it asap. Is there something you’d like to do for yourself – quiet “me” time, a spa, manicure or even just a good ol’ afternoon nap? Allocate time for these things. 😀
Here are some of the top comments I’ve chosen, which will go into a name generator for the winner to be (randomly) picked:
I will like to spend more time reading novels as in really hold a physical book to read it. I missed the smell of fresh paperback books and feel of flipping the paper as I reach the end of the page. I have gotten a few books for myself but have yet to read through them. I will need to get down to it and revive the enjoyment of good old reading habit.
Ruth Priscilla How
I would like to make some time for watching movies with my partner. There is really a long list we want to watch : ‘A Simle Favour’, ‘The Predator’, ‘Mandy’ and also, the drama series ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’ (延禧攻略) and ‘Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace’ (如懿传). The list goes on. Even though life is busy, but simple things like this can always be arranged because busy is simply a state of mind.
Life is short
Time is fast
So, cherish the time with our loved ones, and make that time!
I have always been passionate about writing and I have been writing a diary since I was a teenager. Later, I turned to writing short stories and fictions. Really love how writing lets me be creative, be myself, and it has been a good ally when I was feeling depressed. But since getting married, having kids and getting back to work, writing has taken a back seat. And that is what I would love to make time for now. The kids are a bit older and are more manageable and it would be great if I can start writing short stories for children once again. A story about a bunny perhaps 😉 🐰
Rejyn Mesa Baello
I’d like to make time for myself. Ever since I got pregnant with my first baby, I forgot about “ME” time. My gorgeous hair before, was now untidy. My morning and night beauty routine were all forgotten, because after a long tiring day of work then taking care of your child when you get home, you just want to lay down and catch some Zs. Being a parent is not easy. It is full of challenges every day. So maybe even just for a day, I want to pamper myself and do all the things I deserved to do and to have. 😊
I’ll ❤ to make more time for my grandma as everyone is so busy with their life and nobody visits this lonely lady at all. I’m gonna remind myself to drop py her place on weekends so that I can spend more time with her and not to regret if I ever miss the chance.
i would like to make time for myself.
Carving out a little solitude and time for myself is necessary, just to revitalize my mind and body at the same time. Let just say, sometimes we have to take time to ourselves. Not to mention when i am in the thick of things, i must be struggling to get much perception. Isolate the things that stressing out, exult and relax instead of thinking. Day of rest, time to enjoy and do anything I want. Whenever my schedule is not tight, I often visit this particular place. It has a quiet ambiance and a perfect place to chill, calm, and relax my mind.
Woon Ling Halle
I’d like to make more time for my cat, he has been waiting at home far too many nights for me to come home!
I got my diving license more than 10 years ago. I have not been diving since…I would love to pick up this hobby again and explore more places to dive and see more sea cuties….
And now… *drumroll* All names are in the random name generator and the WINNER IS…
Congratulations, Jamie! Kindly drop me an email at gracewwg (at) gmail.com to claim your prize by 26th September, 2018. 🙂
A big thank you to all who participated. There will be more of such random giveaways coming right up so stay tuned, and ‘like’ my facebook page in order to be notified when they happen. 🙂