Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Goals Aren't Going Great

You might have read my post on my goals for this year. It's quite an aspirational list and very much a personal journey in terms of health and well being, instead of travelling to a destination or something along those lines. I know its only March, and this might seem like I'm being hard on myself, but I'm not happy with the way it's all going. Mainly, because it's not really going anywhere. I'll eat healthy one day, then crave the next (I wish cakes in mugs did not exist... they're too easy). I'm letting my organisation slack, I'm spending too much money on things that I don't need. I'm writing this, not at yoga, where I should be at this time on a Tuesday evening, and I'm also writing this post to avoid my A-Level Media homework. Finally, I'm letting my self-care slip away. I'm also making no progress with blogging more frequently, as you can tell. However, this will be a year long process and I just need to give myself time to get into a routine. I'm gonna' try baby steps.

Some things I'd love to do are de-clutter my "stuff" and my mind. Try to make that side of life more simple so I have more time for the things I love as I know having lots of "stuff" isn't the cause of my happiness. This would involve really narrowing down my wardrobe, focusing in on what's really my style and buying fewer, better quality pieces. Also, I'd like to simplify my skincare and makeup routine. I don't have a complicated routine but I have lots of products that go unused. I've ordered the necessary things I need to start a bullet journal, so instead of having a planner and a blog planner and multiple notebooks I'll just have one place where I write and track everything. I've heard this will change my life, so I'll give it a shot.

So there, we're pretty much back to where we started. I'll keep you posted of any improvements and write regular check in posts like these as I think it's a great time for me to reflect upon myself. On a lighter note it's been sunny in the UK over the past few days and it's been lightening my mood insanely, which was much needed. I hope that your goals are going well and I hope you're having a great year so far, despite any wider events that may have occurred...

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  1. Aw it sounds like you are doing great, girl! It sounds like you have awesome self awareness and know where you want to go and what you want to be doing. I often feel like I'm failing too, but I get too obsessive about things, have super high expectations and feel like if I'm not achieving them I'm not achieving anything, it feels so sucky >< you have a lovely blog, I'm loving the monochrome hues and I can't wait to read more! :D my exercise routine recently failed but I have done a few other good things like donated lots to charity and looked after my lil boy and got my posts out on time. Writing about it is always the right first step, to getting where you'd love to go - and treating yourself for going through a bad patch! Embrace the mug cakes, they are your calling! :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara (P.S we should absolutely follow each other on bloglovin or instagram haha :D xx)

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment, it has made my day! It's nice to know that people understand how hard it is to keep going at the goals! :) xx


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