Which one is your favourite of this bunch?
Which one is your favourite of this bunch?
Which is your favourite of this bunch so far?
Let be just start off by saying that September was a really hard month. Probably the hardest of the year, which I mean, it’s been a shitty 2020 but WOW. Thankfully, things are starting to look up now, so I feel very grateful for that, and I definitely acknowledge that things had the potential to have been even worse. Sending love to anyone out there who had a really rough month too!
More time offline. I definitely have had some full offline days this month which has felt really good. I’ve started to stop being as present on Instagram on a weekend, which feels a great balance. I’m trying to post over there 4 times a week at the moment, and then spend the rest either creating content for the week ahead, or having some no phone time. To be honest though, with everything that has been going on at home, being online has been a bit of a saviour for me and a GREAT distraction.
Upping my step count. I wanted to up my step count this month, and I would say I definitely was more active this month, but granted, I’ve had some off days too where I just needed to rest after a long run for example. I still feel really happy that I’ve been walking a lot more than I did a few months ago, and now it’s a habit I’ve found easy to stick to.
A new membership. I’ve definitely felt really creatively inspired these last few months, and I’m so happy with my Grow & Glow membership, I’ve been thoroughly enjoying digging in to all the archives, and I’ve joined an online course that starts next week too!
Meditate more. I’ve let my meditation practice slack a little over the month, so I want to make it more of a daily habit. Even if it’s just for 2 minutes a day, I notice a massive difference in my mood afterwards, so it’s worth it.
As you can see, I only have one goal for October! Due to it being a hard few weeks, I want to go easy on myself and not put any unnecessary pressure when it’s not needed. Goals will resume next month I’m sure.
Do you have any goals for October?
Well, this seems a bit familiar doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but the last 6 months still seem like some kind of diaster movie to me. It’s hard to believe that we went through what we went through, AND that we’re still going through it.
I think we all knew a second wave *I hate typing that so much* was bound to happen when people disrespected the boundaries set (not that they were even clear to begin with to be honest). It still baffles me that you could go abroad for a holiday in the midst of a global pandemic, but lets not go into that. (Unless of course you had medical/personal emergencies, I’m more talking about the celebrities in 5 star hotels for a summer fiesta).
Personally, things this time have been really tough due to some family illnesses, but we’re hopeful that things are now finally starting to look up. When this all happened in March, my life really didn’t change that much, to be honest. I know a lot of you might relate? But after 6 months, even if I don’t want to go to x, y and z, I would like the option to. If that makes sense? I’m a homebird at heart, but sometimes it’s nice to go out and have a change of scenery, and it makes coming home that much sweeter. When the news talks about all of this lasting well until 2021 and even beyond that, it does feel suffocating.
I know particular towns and cities are starting to lockdown and tighten their restrictions at the moment, and I’m hoping we don’t go to another full national lockdown again, and not just for my own sake, but for the health and well-being of everyone elses too, and their businesses. Definitely having your own company 24/7 7 days a week 4 weeks a month is not healthy. We need others to survive and live a happy healthy life, that’s just the way the world works.
Things that are helping me at the moment is escaping into different things such as Instagram, books and Netflix, and not consuming anything within those realms that are too heavy, I need light and frothy content at the moment. Escaping into another world right now seems pretty awesome to me.
How are you feeling right now?
2020 has been a wild ride, and you only have to log on to the local news to see that it doesn’t seem to be getting any better, these days at least. I would like to think we are over the worst of it yet, but who knows what life wants to throw at us next.
Having gratitude for small things and little joys have always been a massive part of my life. Even when I was a child, getting home from school and eating a Flake yoghurt watching Art Attack, made me ecstatic and feel so, so happy. I used to be embarrased about how happy these small things made me, but over the years I’ve learnt that it’s actually, quite a great superpower to have. It means on your bad days, there are still glimmers of happiness, and on the great days, they are made even better by those tiny doses of joy.
So, with all that being said, I wanted to share a few of my small joys lately.
What’s one thing on your small joys list?