Photo from my Instagram
Well, March has been the strangest month, EVER so far hasn’t it? I can’t quite believe how long March has lasted, and what is currently going on in the world doesn’t really make any sense. Given that none of us are leaving the house, this month’s goals are very home orientated. I’m also not putting too much pressure on myself to smash them out of the park, doing my best whatever that looks like everyday is enough right now.
Cut down screen time. I had a few days offline this month, and they actually felt really needed to be honest. I was getting to the point where I was sort of not looking forward to (dreading is too much on a harsh word) going online, and I knew then that I needed to have a little break. It definitely worked and I ended up feeling so refreshed, and excited to go back on Instagram. I have been trying to be more mindful ever since of my usage, and bring it down slightly, which is working so far and feels really good too. It also makes me feel more creative, like I have more time to focus on my own content instead of consuming so much of others’.
Treat myself. It feels about 273187 years ago, but at the beginning of March I treated myself to a full body massage, which felt amazing. I feel like my body is aching more than ever recently because of all the running I’ve been doing, so it felt so good to treat it. Massages feel like such a luxury but I honestly believe they are so good for our bodies.
Be more present. Thanks to being offline last weekend which I mentioned earlier, I feel like I was a lot more present this month. And to be honest, because of all the crazy things going on right now, we really have no choice but to be present, really. When everything gets a little bit much, I try to notice back to my breath, and find some calm. I’m also really getting into ASMR!
Keep creating. Like I said previously, the more time I’ve been spending offline, the more creative I’m feeling. I really want to keep that up for April, I’m really happy with the content I’m putting out lately, so hopefully that can continue. I feel like I’m in a good place creatively right now.
Keep positive. It’s so easy to slip into a negative mindset with the state of the world, but I’ve been making a forced effort to stay positive, and really count up those little joys even more now than ever. Getting outside once a day feels such a luxury now, and having quiet moments of contentment at home are more special than ever before.
Be kind to myself. Of course, we are all going to have days where we feel a lot more down than others. On those days, I want to be extra kind to myself. Not berate myself for not eating enough vegetables. Not hating my skin if it’s got a breakout. Not saying unkind thoughts to myself because I feel like I ‘wasted’ a day. Kindness is cool, so lets extend that to ourselves too.
Do you have any goals for April?