Time Out Moments At Home

July 1, 2016 3

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We all need them, we all must have them: Our time out moments at home. You know, the kind of moments that you take for yourself entirely. When you put on your favorite record and dance along, when you crawl into bed with a book, when you enjoy a coffee on the sofa, when you tend to your plants. Whatever your activity is, the important thing is to take that precious moment every day, to claim it and to fiercely defend it – despite incoming phone calls, an overflowing email inbox, a growing to-do list, mundane chores awaiting execution. It is your moment of freedom from all duties, it is your daily gift to yourself and it is the moment of inner bliss.

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interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

I have several kinds of moments I take for myself every day. It is the after work coffee that I enjoy while putting on some vintage records and reminiscing of good old times. It is my weekly plant care routine when I zoom out everything but my plants – oh what bliss it is to not think of blogging, working, answering emails and taking decisions. All I do in that very moment is enjoying the company of my plants and looking after them. Have I mentioned the term inner bliss? Yeah, there you go.

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interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

interior styling, bedroom, time out moment, COSxHAY, interior design, boho, bohemian

Don’t get me wrong: I don’t mean this is the daily time out from a burdensome and arduous life. Yes, life does get sometimes burdensome and arduous. But life is mostly a pleasure in all its facets. I also enjoy the moment when I work hard, when I lose myself in writing, working off to-do lists, taking pictures for the blog. All this is great too but it is work and as much as we might enjoy it, when we sit down and feel that fatigue creeping in we notice that our body and mind need breaks too. And this is where your daily time out moment chips in.

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So enough from me and my life counseling session here. I wonder what is your time out moment? Do you have one? Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your time out!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

Bedspread, Small Pion lamp on the bedside table and sand glass all by COSxHAY kindly provided for this blog post

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  • Reply traedraum July 1, 2016 at 11:23

    Für mich ist es ähnlich wie bei Dir. Wenn man nach Hause kommt, trinke ich meist erst einen Kaffee oder Tee, setze mich an den Küchentisch und schaue einen Moment aus dem Fenster. Danach kann es dann weitergehen. Ganz wichtig ist auch das Frühstück, hier sammel ich Kraft für den Tag. Die Tagesdecke von HAY ist übrigens sehr schön, ich finde die in blau auch sehr ansprechend, leider passt sie nicht in die Farbwelt meines Schlafzimmers rein. Ich wünsche Dir einen guten Start ins Wochenende!

    Många Hälsnigar, Jan

    • Reply Igor July 1, 2016 at 11:26

      Danke Dir Jan. Das Frühstück ist für mich auch so ein Moment – ich muss aber zugeben, nur am Wochenende. Unter der Woche bin ich einfach zu faul:-) Ich schlafe bis zur letzten Minute und dann bleibt keine Zeit für ein gemütliches Frühstück leider. Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende!!

  • Reply Pia July 1, 2016 at 12:17

    Great post Igor! As funny as it sounds my time out moment is when the kids are asleep and I get to have a cup of tea and do a bit of blogging 😉 Probably not the most relaxing thing to do (it’s more stimulating) but that’s still me time and I enjoy being with my thoughts for a while uninterrupted. X

    • Reply Igor July 1, 2016 at 13:11

      Thanks Pia! I think it is pretty ‘normal’ to have that kind of time out moment when you have kids that need your attention! And the time out moment is truly personal and varies – so some seek tranquility, some stimulation, inspiration, others just want to get distracted. Many ways. The important things is just to enjoy those moments consciously!

  • Reply Yvonne July 2, 2016 at 08:44

    True, so true. Those moments are precious. Working again today, but tomorrow I’ll be enjoying a whole Sunday off. And I’ll definitely be taking your advice 🙂 Love that sand glass by the way. Enjoy your weekend xx

    • Reply Igor July 4, 2016 at 10:37

      Hope you had a wonderful Sunday Yvonne! Now it’s back to work but without work we would not cherish and appreciate those precious time out moments!

  • Reply Love Elodie July 2, 2016 at 08:51

    Hello dear, you are so right. For me it is definitely when I make a bouquet in my flat in Paris and even more at my parents place, when I go round the garden to gather some flowers.
    Have a nice time out today Igor and see you soon in Paris !

    • Reply Igor July 4, 2016 at 10:36

      Oh I can imagine – your bouquets convey the good vibes you have while making them!! See you very soon in Paris, this time I was in the Normandy as you might have seen.

  • Reply Amy @apidaecandles July 2, 2016 at 11:22

    Love your hour glass as a reminder how precious time is. It’s lovely.

    • Reply Igor July 4, 2016 at 10:34

      Thank you Amy! I like it too, it is a bit old fashioned but looks pretty contemporary in this glass version from Hay.

  • Reply Sarah July 2, 2016 at 18:33

    Mal wieder auf den Punkt getroffen! Ich nutze vor allem dir Zeit morgens beim ersten Kaffee für mich. Im Sommer genieße ich die lauen Abende besonders gern bei Kerzenschein und einem kühlen Drink auf dem Balkon. Wenn die Großstadt noch schläft oder wieder zu Bett geht, kann ich sm besten durchatmen!

    LG
    Sarah

    • Reply Igor July 4, 2016 at 10:33

      Danke Dir Sarah! Ja das sind wirklich die schönen Momente, die man für sich ganz allein haben kann. Ich genieße das vor allem am Wochenende, wenn ich weiß, dass ich keinen Terminstress danach habe. So jetzt ist Montag und ich freu mich schon aufs Wochenende:-)

  • Reply Kitti - Sukhi.de July 3, 2016 at 21:42

    Lovely pictures. Especially the one with the yellow candles and lamp. Thanks for sharing a glimps of your home 🙂 Best, Kitti

    • Reply Igor July 4, 2016 at 10:29

      Thank you Kitti!

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