It’s definitely well overdue, but I think I’ve finally grown enough to manage my time more effectively. I’ve always been one to organise stuff, but since suffering with anxiety I’ve fallen off the wagon a little as even the smallest upset can cause days of trouble for me. I do have spreadsheets and my calendar for the important stuff, but it’s definitely about time I amalgamated all aspects of my life together and started to invest my time a little more wisely.
I’m going to prioritise my time outs. I never really seem to take enough time to just do nothing. Even when I’m at home and the laptop is shut, my mind is always switched on to work. What content shall I write, photograph, discuss. What can I do differently? What can I improve on? Those kinda things. Luckily for me Game of Thrones is back on so at least I’ll get an hour each week to release and just put my feet up with the TV. I’m also thinking candles, bubbles and face masks more often as I always just seem to forget to unwind.
I don’t see my family enough. For that I am truly sorry. I’d like to think that when we finally move I’ll be able to make more time to spend with those family members that deserve it. Sometimes there are people I see too much and it grates on you. Even if you are related. The rest I don’t see enough, except for at occasions or funerals which is so, so sad. I’ll be promising to change that all as soon as things have settled down. I also really love the idea of spending more stress free hours with the kids. Apart from blogging twice weekly I’ll be mostly taking the fast approaching summer holidays off. This will be the first time in 10 years that I haven’t worked during the school holidays and since my children have been around. They are rather excited for summer this year. And so am I.
I have to admit I am getting a little better. I used to go 12 months or so without arranging an out of work dinner or drinks with the girls. I’ve made much more of a conscious effort to engage in friendships that are worth pursuing. It’s such a feeling of relief when you can invest more time in those that matter and remove those that aren’t worthy of your time. I can’t wait to get into the new house and have coffee dates, dinner and cocktail evenings with those that are most important to me.
Something that’s been lacking lately due to the moving situation. Honestly I am SO SICK of this situation it is unreal. Our house is so close, my dream home is SO CLOSE. I am a dog groomer however I am making some very big changes to my business once we’re in the new place and September flies around. I’m going to be splitting my new venture 50/50 with the blog for now and making sure I give each part the greatest attention. I’ve commited to at least 2 blog posts a week and aim to publish Tuesday and Fridays for the foreseeable. I’ve really been pushing myself recently and I’m very excited with some of the projects that are coming up as a result of this.
Dream a little dream. I’ve worked 10 years full time in an office. I’m glad to say that I will never, ever work in an office under somebody else ever again. I’ve discovered my dream, my passion and I aim to make the best of the situation. As some of you may know as a family we faced so much tragedy, fear and uncertainty in 2016 that our lives will absolutely never return to what they were. We’ve realised that life really is too short. That if you want to enjoy life, do what you love. I know it’s not always as easy as that but if you get the chance to do something you love. I’d strongly recommend grabbing it by the balls. You can work all the other stuff out later.
you can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Do you need to invest your time wisely? Perhaps you already do, let me know!