Oh hi. Remember me?
Yep, I took a little bit of an impromptu blogging break and I’m hoping finally getting something published will give me the kick up the arse I need to carry on writing.
So I hope you are all OK. I am doing alright. I feel in a much better head space than I’ve felt for a few weeks, which is refreshing and making me feel a lot more positive. I feel like I’m slowly getting my sparkle back and the world feels a lot more manageable. By having a little time off from blogging, I’ve been able to reflect on the elements that will help me in the long run so I’ve written a little list of habits I want to form
It’s nothing mental like overhauling my diet or starting jogging because let’s be honest, this gal isn’t a jogger. But it’s little steps that I’ve already started making and want to continue in order to make a happy and healthier me. So, here’s what I want to make into a habit:
EMBRACE MORNINGS MORE
It is a well known fact I am a terrible morning person and I hate getting up to my alarm every week day morning. Recently, I’ve found it even harder as I’ve found it difficult to get out of bed due to a lack of get up and go with an added new memory foam mattress. I need to find that zest for life again and try and do something a little bit more enjoyable in the mornings. Usually, I post on Rufus’ Instagram account in the morning and do a little life admin, and I want to get back into the habit of it again. On the weekends, I want to actually try and have a morning instead of spending most mornings festering away in bed. In short, a girl has gotta try and get out of bed more.
START SAYING NO MORE
I have this weird conception where I feel that I need to say yes to most things. It’s annoying and I generally end up doing something that I don’t even wanna do. I’ve got a lot better than what I used to be but it’s still something that I have to work on every single day. Whether it’s letting people down for the good of my own health or having a little bit more willpower, I’m determined to practice self care in this way and start saying no.
TAKE MY CAMERA OUT MORE
I love my A500 but sometimes, I feel like I miss getting candid shots and using it more than I could. I’m trying to get in the habit of leaving it in my bag (with memory card and a fully charged battery). I’m one of those bloggers who has an image in mind but I can never portray the image in my head to an actual photograph, and let’s be honest practice makes perfect! It was also one of my goals for 2017 to learn how to use my camera more and the only way I’m going to do that is actually get it out!
PRACTICE SELF CARE
I’m terrible at running myself into the ground and then having a week where I’ve completely crash and burn. When I’m exhausted and down, I’m one of those people who really look it; I wear baggy clothes to hide myself, I won’t bother with my hair and make up, I’ll work from home and basically sit in my pyjamas all daynot bothering to shower and I easily can eat the world. I suppose it goes hand in hand with trying to say no more. With that extra time and energy, I’m going to try and practice self care more which includes more dog walks, which is my favourite happy time, walks with my Mum, earlier nights and trying to spend a little more time on my make up in the morning. Just those little things that give you a boost and sparkle more.
SAY MY THOUGHTS
I have developed a horrendous habit of keeping my ever expanding to do list in my head along with a huge list of worries. I tried bullet journalling last year as a way of organising my to do list but it never really worked for me having it in one place. So, I have a separate to do list for work and I’ve bought a magnetic white board for my fridge to write everything down. Not only am I going to see if regardless but it’ll let my partner know what needs to be done wedding wise and if I need help with anything blogging wise. Hopefully with the aim of freeing up some room in my head!