3 THINGS I’VE LEARNT THIS YEAR SO FAR

 

It’s pretty crazy to think we’re 6 months into the year don’t you think? New Years feels like only a few weeks ago, yet in terms of my lifestyle, I feel like I’ve grown a lot these past months. Let’s sit down and talk about it..

 

I’VE LEARNT THAT REST IS ESSENTIAL

I’ve always been someone who advocates self-care, but after looking at my own habits, I can see where I’ve been slipping up a little bit. I can easily spend my days off work cleaning the entire house and dashing back and forth around town to see family, but that isn’t necessarily what I always need. Sometimes I just need to sit on the sofa for a few hours, WITHOUT scheduling tweets or editing photos. I never thought I was one of those people that were always ‘on’ but I struggle with switching off a lot more than I thought. I think because I enjoy sharing my life online through Instagram and this blog so much, that sometimes I don’t realise how much energy it takes up. I’ve learnt that the only person who can put yourself first, is you.

 

I’VE LEARNT THAT I’M MUCH MORE CAPABLE THAN I THINK

There’s forever been a part of me that lacks confidence slightly, I can get lost in a hole of overthinking and doubting myself, without giving myself credit for how far I’ve come. I can worry that I’ve over-estimated my capabilities, and that there’s no way I can do this or that. These past six months I’ve realised that I am so much stronger and much more capable than I give myself credit for. And that feels pretty damn awesome if I say so myself. I have to say, positive affirmations really do help a lot with this.

 

I’VE LEARNT THAT THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ‘BAD’ FOODS

This is one I’m still working on. After a lifetime of bad eating habits, I’ve been working on my mindset when it comes to food and nutrition. I think we’re all brought up to believe certain foods are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ when really, it’s all just food. Sure, some makes you feel better than others, but let’s not put so much gravitas on it. I really want to get Laura Thomas’ book ‘Just Eat It’ which I know is going to help my journey with this. It’s definitely not a quick, easy journey to change thoughts that have practically been ingrained, but slowly I can feel the cracks starting to slip and it feels so good. Now I can happily eat chocolate when I crave it, without feeling guilty about it (well, nearly).

 

How’s your first six months of the year gone, have you learnt anything?

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  • The Sunday Mode

    At the moment I’ve just realised how exhausted I am, and I’m starting to realise just how essential rest is as well. I too am someone who is kind of always ‘on’ and I didn’t realise that until the other day when I got really ill and I couldn’t even let myself just chill out on the couch and watch a movie without doing something productive on my laptop at the same time!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • It’s kind of crazy how we’re like that isn’t it? When I can never slow down, I know it’s a sign that I really *need* to x