NOVEMBER GOALS

October was a really tough time for me, and us as a family. Wading through every day felt like treacle sometimes, and I was clinging onto those little slices of joy such as an afternoon nap or a walk in the sunshine to keep me going. Thankfully, things are looking up now. But as I type this, the UK is going back into a national lockdown on Thursday. Obviously November’s goals are going to be stay at home based, and while it’s uncertain times ahead, know that if you’re reading this I’m really hoping you’re doing well and okay out there.

OCTOBER GOALS

I only had one goal for October, and it was to meditate more. And I did! Pretty much everyday I would say, and even though at times it could of been 2 minutes, it really does help my health and wellbeing, and make my mind feel much calmer and at ease. I just used the timed meditation part of the Calm app, which I’d highly recommend!

NOVEMBER GOALS

My Lockdown List. I’ve made a little list of the stay at home things I want to do this time in Lockdown. Things such as running at least twice a week, finishing my christmas shopping (and not using Amazon) by December, and also completing my current craft project. These things will keep me occupied and give me a bit of focus in these tricky times.

Journal everyday. I’ve journalled for a few years now, but I’ve got out of the habit of doing it everyday. I find it really valuable, so I want to do it every day this month and I’m looking forward to seeing what crops up for me.

Afternoon me-time. Over the last couple of days, I’ve really started to treat a free afternoon as a bit of me-time. I read a bit in bed, take harvey for a walk, or do some yoga, and I’m loving having that bit of space that is just for me, a little space in the day where I can choose what I want to do to serve me.

Do you have any goals for November?

I-Q ALPHABET CHALLENGE

I… is for Imagination
J… is for Jumping
K… is for Key
L… is for Levitation
M… is for Magic
N… is for Nature
O… is for Open
P… is for Pen and Paper
Q… is for Quiet

Which one is your favourite of this bunch?

A-H ALPHABET PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE

A… is for Apples
B.. is for Butterfly

C… is for Clouds
D… is for Discover
E.. is for Emptiness
F… is for Fireflies
G… is for Growth
H… is for Harvey

Which is your favourite of this bunch so far?

MY GOALS FOR OCTOBER

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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!

SEPTEMBER RECAP

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!

OCTOBER GOALS

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?

LIFE IN LOCKDOWN: PART TWO

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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?

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