2.21.2017

Things I'm Going To Do More Of.

2017 life goals blogger

If you read my post on kicking January in the bum, you'll know I've added a couple of steps into my everyday life in a bid to better myself. They've definitely had a positive impact on my mindset, but I've since had a little more time to contemplate and there's still one or two areas I'm keen to do more of...


Take more time out
Last week I opted to book in a few days holiday to give myself a long weekend, and I genuinely can't begin to describe how nice it was. Going to work is never a chore, I thoroughly enjoy my 8:30-5 and I'm lucky enough to say I work alongside an amazing team, but being able to take a little bit of time out, without commuting, or the concern of needing to be anywhere was wonderful. Catching up on sleep, catching up with friends and naturally, a distinct lack of alarms. 

I was also able to spend some quality time with my boyfriend Matt, who, call me biased, but in my humble opinion is pretty much the greatest human you could ever meet. Click here to check out my previous post to see what we got up to when we visited High Force Waterfall! *I also have a few more posts yet to come sharing our ventures from our time off!*

From having just a few days off, I feel so much more refreshed, positive and motivated. Funny how it works, really, but I feel like I'm ready to get back into the swing of things.


Create a blog plan/post more regularly
On the theme of motivation, yus, I've said it a million and one times previously, but I'm set on making a proper blogging plan to keep my little space on the interweb up to scratch. I used to blog pretty much every other day, back in the day, but working full time I can find it a little difficult to keep things regular. After browsing a few different sites for stationary and organisation goodness (how amazing is Kikki.K though?), I'm hoping having a plan in place will work its magic.

Matt also has a blog, and seeing him do his thing, and doing it oh-so well is something I find really encouraging. Having a blogging buddy who shares similar interests seems to make it all the more fun.


Be more positive & cut out unnecessary worrying
I'm a colossal worrier. I can find myself worrying about the smallest of things. But the thing is, 99% of the said things occupying my mind in a negative way, never even come about, which realistically, is a complete and utter waste of time and energy.

I read something recently on Free People and it really put mindset into perspective; ''Many times, people’s negativity comes from one small thought or occurrence and it takes them into a deep, winding spiral. Imagine your mind is like the ocean: the deeper you get into the negative thinking patterns, the darker it gets.''. The FP blog is filled with plenty more wisdom like the above, but that particular paragraph really made me stop and think.

The saying, ''worrying is stupid. It's like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.'' is also another good'n to consider.

I think part of thinking more positively is not allowing yourself to take things for granted. I'm incredibly fortunate in life. I have my health, I'm surrounded by people that love and support me and I live in a safe (and beautiful) area.

If my Mum ever recalls an occasion from when I was a child, or looks at old photos, she always talks about how I always always had a smile on my face. I was the giddy one (with too much energy for my own good). I think I can say I'm still the same person now, only on a toned down level and with a whole lot less energy, but unless something really major occurs, I want to try and start thinking with the same upbeat mentality as I did back then. Sounds crazy, as 'adulting', but in the sense that, if it isn't going to be on my mind or affect me in a years time, it doesn't deserve more than a few minutes thought (y'know, just to give myself a lil bit of time to be a moody so and so). Instead I want to swap that time to thinking more positive thoughts.


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''No one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side''

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Roadtrip
One thing I'm itching to do more of in the coming months, is explore. It doesn't have to be far away, or in a foreign land, just visiting new places brings me all kinds of joy. As you'll see in my next few posts (and over on Instagram), I definitely tried to make the most of my days off, with me and Matt venturing to a fair few different locations. We're set to head to Edinburgh and the Lakes later in the year and I have to say, the excitement is real!


Is there anything you're wanting to do more of? I'd love to know your thoughts and tips on the likes of mindfulness and organisation!


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  1. Beautiful post! Cutting unnecessary worrying is definitely something I need to work on. I get nervous about things that are so not worth getting upset about. Hope you'll manage to do all of the things you mentioned! xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

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