So last month I wrote four things that I wanted to achieve and keep up with throughout March. I did all but one of these and that one was to keep up with going to the gym (oops).
In terms of last month’s, I finished my book, I carried on learning about new things for my business, but most of all I’ve had a huge success with my business. Over Mother’s Day I had so many orders and it made me so excited that all of them were being given as gifts and people trusted my work for their mums! At the same time, I had a big order from someone locally and although I was rushed off my feet juggling all of this and uni work, I feel so happy to have done it.
So, this month, my resolutions are more about my headspace. I’ve always struggled with my mental health and sometimes it is hard to shake thoughts. But April is my time to take some control of them.
1. Don’t get stressed out by small things
I’m starting to near the end of my degree now meaning I have quite a few deadlines. I’ll definitely need to prioritise these things over blogging, painting pots (sadly) etc. but it won’t be forever. I’ve not written a blog post for a while but I’m not going to force anything as I think that’d jeopardise the quality of my content. I’d been getting a bit stressed about not knowing what to write about but this month I’m not going to let myself get stressed with writing or not.
I definitely need to keep my cool with uni work too, so I’m not letting any setbacks let me get stressed. If I don’t have a good day of work, I’ll try again the next day.
2. Enjoy some time relaxing
Over April, I’m off to Cornwall with Nathan’s family and then off to our new lodge in Suffolk. I’ve had a busy March and I am in need of some relaxing. My head will definitely try to tell me that I’ve still got to be doing things 24/7, but I just need to be organised for 2 weeks before and get most of my work done.
I can’t wait to spend time at the seaside (yes, at opposite ends of the country) and I really need to let myself chill out and get my head stuck in a good book for a bit.
3. Get most of my University work done
I keep getting sidetracked when doing my uni work. By painting, writing, gaming, you name it. I’ve got one last push of work and then I’ve finished my degree, but this last step seems so big and I can’t find the motivation. But this month, I’ve got 4 deadlines to work on – totalling 12,000 words and a presentation – and I want to get them done by early May.
As per usual, this is me putting big pressure on myself but you gotta do what you gotta do hey.
4. Eat healthier
I’m sure it’s the case with a lot of people, but I eat so badly when I’m at uni. I eat a standard breakfast and make good dinners, but there’s something going wrong (biscuits, crisps etc) in the middle of the day.
I’m home for Easter now and my mum has been getting a few hello fresh boxes so I’m excited to try those and have even healthier dinners. I’m working in an office too so maybe the distance between me and snack food will help me to eat better in the day.
Alongside this, I will do a bit more exercise over Easter as we’ve got a few bits of equipment around the house. Something necessary as it’s not long until our travels around Europe and I want to be looking nice for my summer holiday!
So, I’ll give these all my best shot and hopefully I can be stress-free, work-free and healthy for May… we’ll see.
See you on the next post,