As women, we know we’re pretty good multi-taskers right? It’s something we flaunt and remind ourselves of, especially when our partners ask us what we’ve done today.

‘Well, I got home from work, made tea with one hand whilst unloading the dishwasher with the other, then I ran a bath, whilst putting the washing in, what about you, good day babe?’ Sound familiar?

Sure it’s something to be hella proud of ~WHO RUN THE WORLD~, but I’m starting to see the downside of it, unfortunately.

Whenever I’m doing two (or more) things at once, I feel so much more stressed, pressured, and a massive lack of focus and concentration. Because I’m not giving my sole attention to just ONE thing in that exact moment, I end up doing a few things pretty shoddily and not as good as I could of.

I may get a little bit more done, but I can’t sit down at the end of the day and feel satisified, because I knew I haven’t give my best. I also know I forgot to include said thing in that blog post I wrote, and that I missed off something important from the email I sent, which just adds to the stress.

That’s the thing with doing too much at the same time. Yes we’re lucky we can work and live and play that way, but once you strip it all back and be mindful and present of the sole thing you’re doing RIGHT NOW, it flows so much easier.

You feel more passionate about it, inspired, accomplished with yourself because you gave it your all, and now it can be let go of.

You said everything you needed to, you don’t feel like you have anything left to harbour onto. Now it’s been completed, you now you can move on to your next task without worry at the back of your mind.

I would definitely recommend giving this a try for the next few days, and see if you feel any different after. Especially if you’re after a calmer way to live, I promise it feels better.

 

What do you think to multi-tasking, have you ever had the same experience as me?

 

 

 

I did a post on Reasons To Start A Blog but I realised I’ve never done a post on how to get started.

I know most of you probably have your own blog already, but just incase you don’t and are thinking about one, heres how to start a blog (in my words anyway)…

 

FIND YOUR WHY

That is the reason you want to start a blog. Sorry to tell you but if it’s for free products then you’re probably not going to get on too well, it takes *years* to build up a repututable blog.

So why do you want to start. Is it to share your interests? To document your life? You’ll most likely have a gut instinct on what yours is, and when you do hold on to it tight and let’s make it happen. You won’t regret it, I promise. Starting a blog feels so exciting.

 

CHOOSE A NAME WISELY

Choosing a name for your blog can be tricky, and if in doubt I would say just go with your own name. Most of the time people end up rebranding back to that again anyway, and it can diffuse confusion.

I would also highly recommend buying your own domain, but can be a bit pricey but is SO worth it. You can also pay monthly for it too, I got mine from Godaddy and I also use their stats trackers and WordPress plugin too.

 

GO AT YOUR OWN PACE

It can be very tempting to start writing immediately and launching your posts out there into the Blogosphere willy nilly. Instead, start planning out a post structure in your journal and spend a few days thinking about the content you want to write.

There’s no rush. You could even write posts and not publish them if you want to flex your writing muscles and see where your creativity takes you.

 

 INTERACT

The final thing!

Of course all of these are optional and totally dependant on what you actually want to do, but the blogging community is so awesome you would regret not getting involved! Don’t be intimidated, everyone is super friendly and welcoming.

Blogger chats, starting an Instagram and reading other bloggers posts are all great ways to interact with others and you will also gain engagement on your blog too.

Are you thinking about starting a blog? Or if you already have one, how long have you been blogging for?

 

 

I’ve never realised before that I’ve always judged how far I’m going, and especially the good in what I’m doing, by comparing it with other people and their own journey.

And as scary as writing that sentence is, it’s really made me realise how stupid it is too.

Something I often forget is that we are on our own journey. Of course we can connect and relate to one another, which is a wonderful thing in itself and makes us realise we aren’t alone in our struggles, but we all have our own path filled with things that are so individual to us.

Although we may be similar, various parts of our lives may be completely different and we are all coping with entirely different things, so how silly would it be to compare your career path, blogging goal, or follower count to that of another. You never know what is going on behind that girls Instagram grid or struggles are behind that smile.

For me recently, a productive day looks a lot different than it did before. It doesn’t mean rushing around doing 3 different jobs, a gym session, cleaning the house and a food shop. It could mean getting out for a walk or doing something successfully without my anxiety. Sometimes it might even mean just getting out of bed and getting dressed.

Remember that you must always go at your own pace, don’t compare your life to another as that would be an injustice of yourself. You are here to carve your own path and be your own person. You were made for that specific reason. How wonderful is that?

Remember that we are all on our own individual journey. Life isn’t a competition with other people.

Go at your own pace.

There’s no rush.

 

 

Do you struggle with going at your own pace?

book on bed

 

I feel like I’m on my way towards my goal of 50 books this year, and I’m really enjoying reading a decent amount before I go to sleep every night to wind down.

For today’s post I thought I’d do a little round-up and re-cap of the what I’ve been reading so far, and what I’ve thought about them too.

 

MELANIE MURPHY: FULLY FUNCTIONING HUMAN (ALMOST)- 4/5

I’m a big fan of Melanie’s Youtube channel, so I was excited to read her book and was hoping for good things. I’m pleased to say it is written exactly how she comes across in her video’s, very honest and relatable and not at all preachy. Each chapter varies from mental health, positivity or confidence issues, so there is something for everyone. I really enjoyed this one!

 

MARIE KONDO: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING- 3/5

For a rather small book, this took me a while to get through. I feel like the hype has definitely died down on this one now, but I did enjoy the majority of it, although I got rather bored at the end. There’s some really useful advice if you need to de-clutter and organise your home, but then again other pages are a bit more out-there and a bit extreme.

 

ANNIE CLARK: MIND BODY BOWL- 3.5/5

I love Annie’s Instagram, so I put this book on my Christmas list and was looking forward to getting stuck into it. It’s full to the brim of recipes and wellness advice, and it is all explained in a very relatable, ‘you do you’ way that doesn’t make it seem unattainable. It focuses on everybody needing different routines, food and workouts, and you feel come away feeling inspired to make a few healthier changes.

 

YOU ARE A BADASS- 5/5

Saving the best for last! I loved this book SO much I wanted to do a full post on it, but I thought I’d slot it in here for now instead as I’m not sure I’m the best book reviewer out there. This is by far one of my favourite books *ever* now, and it feels like it’s basically been written to be your biggest cheerleader. You come away feeling positive, inspired, and that you really can achieve your dreams. Seriously, pick this one up. You won’t regret it, promise. ITS SO FREAKING GOOD.

 

Have you read any of these? What should I read next?