Spending all day talking to people and often on my feet and socializing after I really enjoy those completely selfish moments by myself that I can steal away now and then. One of my favourite ones is the Saturday afternoon drive to work. Every other day I am standing on cramped tubes up against smelly armpits hoping my tired feet will hang on an extra hour. But Saturdays, Saturdays are indulgent and because I work until midnight I choose to drive to avoid Saturday night drunken revelers on my commute back home. Blasting some cheesy ballads full blast while the empty roads of Chelsea light up in front of me is such an indulgent moment in the week. The drive gives me some space to think about the week gone by and the week ahead. It gives me a chance to think about any pressing matters of work or the heart that may have been bothering me but I hadn’t got the chance to think about.
I think it’s really important to get that “alone” time, away from people and distractions like your phone or the TV. It’s like when I take the tube; I love being able to be “switched off” to the online and mobile world.
Whether it’s something small like a drive to work or to the shops, or bigger like a day out alone to the countryside, taking time to reflect and clear and de-clutter your mind is an essential for any crazy London girl.