A Quick Update ~ Starting 3rd September

Hello everyone! I feel like it’s been a while since we last spoke and a lot has happened since. As you may have seen I finally moved into my house a week and a day ago. I’m finally getting to the point where I’m settling in and may even be formulating a routine. (Super scary I know…) I thought I would take a moment to explain my plan for the blog going forward.

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Blog & Life Update

 

Blog & Life Update

So hey guys. This one’s gonna be a bit of an update. There are a  few ideas I’ve been toying with lately and have decided to implement them. Well, I’m 90% sure I want to… Telling the Internet means I have to though right? Continue reading “Blog & Life Update”

April Update/ May Goals 2018

I know everyone says it but I can’t believe that it’s already nearly May. That being said April has been a rollercoaster for me so I thought I would update you on my general happenings in April and what the plans are for May. Keep reading to find out…

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Motivation Monday Update 5

Last Week:

Stay Calm

So I can say that this happened to an extent. I didn’t actually lose my cool at any point, I just got very fed up. I did make people aware I was feeling mighty aggro though so that might have helped. I’ve been using my bullet journal to track overall “good days” and seem to have had more good than bad so that’s a plus.

Start Reading A Book

I did this one! I haven’t read much but technically I bought myself (another/a) book and have started reading it. I haven’t read very much but I’m really liking being back into reading. I intend to post a reading list and a few book reviews given my below goals for April and this week in general.

Spring Clean

My wardrobe has had a serious tidy although in my opinion I still want to go over it again. I’ve managed to donate 4 rubbish bags worth of items so far and will probably get the same again after this weekend.

Daily Tarot Card Readings

Oops. Totally forgot about this one. I’m going to try it again when I have a less crazy week and no illness etc.

Larger Goals

Lose Weight

So I haven’t lost any weight in the last week but I haven’t put any on either so I’m kind of proud of myself for that. I’m definitely starting to make better decisions with food and drink. Hopefully next week I’ll go back to losing more weight!
Weight update: -0.0 kg

Run A 5k

So, I went to the gym today for the first time in over a week. I’ve had a really rubbish week with my general health so I’m glad that I’ve finally got back to it. I did my 5k 2 seconds slower than my personal best. I’m really proud of this as I had done 7 miles before that in my day. Normally my personal bests happen on weekends when I workout before I start my day properly.

Goals week beginning 09/04

Back Up All My Posts So Far

Yep, totally occurred to me I haven’t done this yet. I’m also not sure I know how to either though. If anyone has any posts they could share with me about how to do it with a free WordPress account that would be wonderful!

Schedule This Week’s Posts

I’m always scrambling to get various Instagram, Twitter and WordPress posts up. This being said I want to use CrowdFire to help me schedule everything. Hopefully, this means I will see better results etc on Instagram as lately I haven’t been posting and my numbers have dropped dramatically. 😦

Write 300 Words Of My Fiction Book

I’ve had an idea for a fiction book for roughly the last 5 years and have written random scenes and ideas in various notebooks. (I have like a million notebooks. Don’t judge.) I want to try and pull all these together and just write something. Whether it be the draft for the whole thing or the first chapter, even the last for that matter. I find getting started with things the hardest but once I’ve started then I seem to gather momentum pretty quickly.

Read 5 Chapters

Off the back of my last week’s goal to start reading a book, I want to ramp this up a bit. I have started reading one book in particular and have been playing around with the idea of reading 1 fiction and 1 non-fiction at a time. I also want to read before bed to unwind rather than using my phone or watching TV as I am having horrendously vivid nightmares and suspect this may be to blame. Therefore I want to read 5 chapters of any books this week.

Try Time Blocking

I’ve seen a lot of hype lately surrounding time blocking. I am always looking for ways to be more efficient and more productive. I’ve recently been trying the Pomodoro technique lately as well so expect a post on that in the future. I want to log how everything went with time blocking and my thoughts on it to put in a post!

So there we have it, some weekly goals that hopefully I can stick to! Do you have any goals this month? If so, what are they?

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Motivation Monday Update 4

Update On Last Week


Update My Habit Tracker Daily

I’d say this one isn’t a win but it’s close. I’ve been using it so much more than I was and have done a few new pages that I’m really proud of! I started the habit tracker on the 19th so hopefully having a full month will give me some more insight.
Do Some Overtime

I was so ready for overtime on Saturday and actually went to work super early but then the systems weren’t working properly. Given that and the fact I’d had an awful day Friday I threw the towel in before equipment got damaged… 🙈
Good Language Days

F**k no. I kid. Sort of. I did terribly at this. I’m doing okay so far today and I’ve said more than 2 sentences! It’s in my habit tracker so hopefully, I’ll get there eventually. I’ve just been very angry and upset this week so I’ve not had the inclination to try and stop. ;(
Comment On 10 Blog Posts

Done this one! I win. Seriously though, it’s really nice getting to know people and commenting on their posts. I know how much it makes my day better when people comment on my posts so it’s only fair to pay it back. 💖

Larger Goals

Lose Weight

I’ve been trying to make better decisions and drinking more water. It also helps that I was still in a lot of pain therefore unable to eat very much. That being said I have managed to lose 2 kilos compared to last week therefore my net loss is 1.1kg. Wooop!

Weight update: -1.1 kg

Run A 5k

No further updates on this one again. I haven’t been to the gym in a little while. Not gonna’ lie I was just sad and not feeling like doing anything to be perfectly honest. I’ve got a few days off so hope to use them to go to the gym in the mornings because I find it easier to go there early.

Goals week beginning 26/03

STAY CALM

This one sounds like it might be a joke as a goal but I’m serious. I’ve been in a lot of emotional and physical pain recently and I’ve been freaking out… This isn’t good for me. Especially given my health issues anyway.

I’m going to try and get back into meditating daily to see if this helps me remain calm.
Start Reading a Book

I’ve got so many books that I want to start reading so I’m going to pick the one I want to read the most and make a start. My progress will be documented on GoodReads. I’m trying to decide between You Are A Badass and Light is the New Black.
Spring Clean

I want to spring clean my closet in particular. I’ve been looking into moving out and I have a million times more stuff than I need. A lot of stuff I haven’t worn in months or years. I slowly want to get to the position where I can have some semblance of a capsule wardrobe where all of my pieces work with one another.
Daily Tarot Card Readings

I really want to do more tarot card readings. I also have a few books on tarot cards and their meanings so maybe I can kill two birds with one stone! I’ve got some really beautiful cards and they really interest me. I want to look into when to read my cards and other things other people do. I’ve seen some people read one card to set things up for the month but I’m not sure?

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Motivation Monday Update 3

Update On Last Week

Bullet Journal

HA! This one I am so proud of myself for achieving. I bought a new bullet journal (an A4 one) in London and have written in my A5 old bullet journal the order in which I want my collections to go. I’ve also used it to draft posts as well. This one I’m totally gonna mark as done.
Drink Water

Yep, still awful but I’m getting there with the 1-litre plus. It’s one that I’m keeping track of in my bullet journal and hope to chronical how it makes me feel too. I’ve been told it will make me feel a million times better and help my skin too. I’m sceptical but I’ll keep an eye on it…
Take More Pictures

If you’ve been keeping up with my Twitter and Instagram then you will already know I saw Hamilton in London on Thursday and then spent Friday in London too. This being said I took a ton of photo’s and now have blog and Instagram content for days!
Read Before Bed and Switch Off

This one is unfortunately just a straight up no… Oops.
Larger Goals
Lose Weight

I spent a few days in London and also have a toothache from hell so I have been eating rubbish and sleeping a lot. This means that I’ve undone a lot of my hard work and this has actually really upset me. I need to try harder next week; I know.

Weight update: + 1.1 kg
Run A 5k

No further updates on this one either. I’ve had to postpone gym workouts because I have had to take most painkillers imaginable to counter my horrendous toothache. I’ve been totally out of it on codeine so the gym isn’t really where I should be right now. Fingers crossed I can hit it hard this week.

Goals – week beginning 19/03/2018

Update My Habit Tracker Daily

So my habit tracker is there for me to track my progress with certain goals but ironically I keep forgetting to fill it in. I want to make sure I use it this week as I have the new bullet journal and want to make the most of it. If you guys know of any cute layouts then that would be good! 🙂
Do Some Overtime

I know right. I’ve said this a million times. I’ve recently done a mortgage in principle application with my bank and realised I’m so close to being able to buy my own house so it’s given me the boost I need. I’m not going to put a number on it but any overtime is more than I have been doing so any is a plus.
Have A Few “Good Language” Days

I’ll admit it. Every other word that comes out of my mouth is normally an expletive and I know it’s something I need to curb. Hopefully by having it in my habit tracker and also not trying to stop altogether will mean that I can make headway with it.
Comment On 10 Blog Posts

I really enjoy reading posts and I love it when people engage with me and comment on my content so it’s only fair that I do the same. I read a lot of posts and taking the extra minute or so to give a response will totally be worth it.

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