What a year we have had right?
There is no doubt 2020 has brought so much of negativity, but I have always been (or tried to be at least) a glass half full kind of lady. I do not always succeed at it, but lately, I have been trying to remind myself of all the GOOD and everything making me feel happy right now. We have SO much to be grateful for.
I really want to spread that positivity to you guys too so I decided to write a little list! I am not saying this simple post will change your life, but maybe it will give you some ideas for what you can do for yourself in this area! 🙂
Being vulnerable with you guys
I have spent some time writing up a few future posts for my blog and one thing I have maintained is being open and honest about me. Sometimes it is hard to decide how much of my life to put online, especially since we know not everyone is looking out your best interests. Although there is so much I do keep away from socials, I find being open with you guys and sharing certain aspects of me kind of therapeutic for me. It reminded me how much of a community I have here and I feel so much love and support. All of that to say, if you have something weighing on you or on your mind, share it with someone! Being vulnerable is hard, but can make you feel like a weight is lifted.
During the first lockdown when gyms were closed, I shared how much I loved my prayer walks. Well, when gyms resumed I split it between outside walks and uphill walks on the treadmill. We are only a few days into the second lockdown and I’m already missing the gym SO much, I had really found my mojo! But that will not stop me anyway, full time walks outside it is! It feels SO good to get outside, breathe deep and move – even if it is just for 20 minutes.
Giving myself grace
It is so easy for us to apply so much pressure on ourselves. We want to get everything perfect and have life floating at all times. I have really taken a step back the past few weeks to just enjoy my life, my career and ensure I am being present in my life. Giving myself grace is something I have been learning to do for the last few years because as much as I hate to admit it, I can not do it all! So anytime recently where I have beat myself up for not doing “enough” I remember to give grace and it’s so cathartic.
Spending quality time with loved ones
Whether that be a quick Facetime call, WhatsApp voice-note or even calling to check-in. I am ensuring that I am being more intentional with spending time with my loved ones. Since we are so restricted with meeting face to face, we have so many other platforms to stay in contact and I really am trying to utilise them all!
I use the term “working out” loosely now that gyms are closed again! I had built up a very good streak before Lockdown 2. I really do feel better when I move my body so it will be lots of walking and stealing mum’s bike to cycle for the next month! I do enjoy home workouts too and will continue to incorporate a few a week (Chloe Ting and Fitness Blender are my favs).
Studying the bible
Whenever I feel like I am getting overwhelmed or too busy, getting back to studying the bible always makes my heart feel full.
Sunday planning to get ready for the week
Sometimes I am really on top of this and honestly, sometimes I am not at all, but I have been lately and it is been making such a big difference in my work week! I know it does not feel fun to think about work on Sunday, but if it can make the week even a little easier, it is so worth it. Highly recommend!
Using and experimenting with candles & essential oils
2020 has been rough in a lot of ways but it was the year that I got into essentials oils and I am so grateful for that! They make every day happier for me, T K Maxx does a range of amazing candles that I love that I am obsessed with!!
As I said, I know this is not a life-changing post, but I hope it encourages you to do something for yourself that makes you happy!