It’s safe to say that I have been feeling bloody awful as of late, I’ve taken on far too much with very little support and I have burnt myself out. So I have had to take action and start to regain control of my life so I have hired my first employee at my business to help with the workload and started to change lifestyle habits. Below are some of the ways that I have taken to help me glow up!
Kicking the Booze
I’ve actually taken a bit of a break from drinking. It wasn’t serving me anymore and was actually beginning to get in the way of things that I was trying to do. I feel so much better not waking up with a hangover and find that I can do a lot more with my time. This doesn’t mean I’ve given drinking up entirely but for now, I am seeing myself as mainly a nondrinker for the foreseeable.
You are what you eat
The pandemic messed around with many people’s diets but as I now work from home I make sure that everything I buy is fresh so that I can make healthy homemade food every day. I was guilty of being the person who ordered deliveroo every day so this is one way that I can fight back again the podge and make sure I am nourishing my body as well as I can every day. If you have any healthy recipes that you would like to share, let me know below!
Surround yourself with beautiful things
Since setting up my business I have mainly been working from home and as my flatmate has recently moved out, it was time to redecorate to make the place feel more comfortable for me. After getting up to date with the latest 2022 interior design trends I went to work choosing my new Handmade cushions and made to measure curtains – which has made a huge difference as I am starting to like my flat a bit more again, which is a miracle after being trapped in it for several lockdowns.
Exercising like a champ
I have been making sure to go out and exercise every day without fail now. I hadn’t realised until I brought a fitness tracker just how few steps and exercise I was doing every day – never good! As the weather is starting to get bright and sunnier I am excited to be able to use my evenings more to get out and about more. I am certainly not a winter gal and hate it being cold and dark earlier in the day. Eurgh.
As my job is mainly me staring at a screen all day – the joys of working in digital marketing, I have made sure to visit my local opticians to get my eyewear updated – which I love, as I like my glasses to be statement pieces. I’ve also ventured into the world of contact lenses as well after becoming paranoid about ‘Digital Eye’.
For a bit of fun, you can even test your eye health over on www.contactlenses.co.uk where they have created two eye challenges for your colour vision and your focus:
So I have decided that this year I will try to do more charitable things. I found that I had become someone who allowed myself to let “life get in the way” so often that I hadn’t actually done as much positive endeavours in my recent “life” as one would feel necessary. Unsure where to begin I started with the most instant thing I could think of – Sponsoring a little girl via https://plan-uk.org/sponsor-a-child
For £20 a month I get to sponsor a little girl called Anma and support her access to heath care and education. It literally took me 10 minutes to sign up and to be honest, I’d almost forgotten I’d done it when I received my welcome pack with a picture of her and information about her life. It was a very odd feeling and I highly recommend doing it if you have a few spare pounds. I received my first letter from her charity worker this week and I am looking forward to sending one back. A very happy letter correspondence indeed….oh there is a History, Ahoy! in that subject I think!
I’ve also made the mistake (big mistake, huge) of being overly confident and agreeing to suffer immensely take part in the Shelter Vertical Rush challenge on 9th March. This is also the day before my Birthday so I am hoping that rather than Birthday presents, I get a few sponsors to compensate for the fact that I am dreading it.
I am certainly going to have to start fundraising as its 4 weeks away, so any creative fundraising ideas are welcomed. I am willing to try anything once! Living in London you really do see homeless first hand and I walk post people sleeping on the street in Central London in tents every day. It breaks my heart that there are still situation like this in the country, but every little helps as you can see below. I just need to get myself down to the gym to exercise, otherwise I can imagine myself being carried up by the rest of my team (sorry in advance peeps!)
Have any of you done anything charity related of late? If so I want to know, especially how you managed to keep going when it training….I am so weak when it comes to going to gym, Sob!
Its been a busy week for me BBz. The non blogging world has certainly been a buzz, which is never a bad thing and I like to be kept on my feet. I’ve also had a bout of the man flu, so have been confined to my bed just sleeping and eating my pain. Nothing new there then.
Hopefully some of you have managed to keep to your new years resolutions. I have managed to keep ( kinda ) to one of mine, so I am feeling rather nifty about that. The rest, well they can be considered “slung out the window” until January 2016. Otherwise life is good, apart from a severe case of writers block. Which isn’t useful, especially as I am in the process of completing an article for tit-bits.co.uk. Whats a girl to do? I need to find inspiration and fast. Usually waffling on here get my juices flowing but alas, I am waffling but no creative juice is being squeezed. Humph.
In a quest to find inspiration I have been mainly perving on vintage dresses. Because that is my bag baby. Since it has been a week since my last post, I can share another dress of the week ( see being fashionably late can be good for somethings) This weeks is –
Marie Antoinette Court gown 1778-79 This is a modern costume created by Atelier Caraco.
This has also caused me to become a big pinterest whore. Huge. I’m late to the pinning party I know, but shut up!! Follow my exploits here <3 . Here are a few accounts I have been following as of late –
How was your Christmas and New Year? Mine as usual was not to plan, but luckily didn’t involve A&E. Otherwise, I am all good in the hood and I will fill you in on my absence at some point but until then, let’s keep it light darlings!
Stepping away from the traditional “New Years Resolution” post, that is almost as important to the blogging calendar as the “yearly round up” and the “something hundreth” posts ( I am aware of the irony that my last post was in fact a “hundreth” post ) I’ve decided to meme it up baby, in celebration of the reality of New years. Enjoy!
New Years Eve Memes
I can relate to this most weekends –
I will never understand why this is, but it is so true, 2010 sucked but I still remember some of my best nights out! –
I did change my hair though-
One of my faves from facebook-
I kid, I kid. I don’t think there is anything wrong with a bit of self reflection, and a few of my co- workers really stuck to their resolutions in 2014, and have inspiring results so I am planning some resolutions, but I will list them end of Feb. I want to see which ones I am sticking to easier, and keep doing them for 2015. Keeps the pressure off if you whittle the list down a few weeks in, and continue the quest with resolutions you are actuallykeeping. Basically, renegotiating with you “new” self!
I hope that you have wonderful Holidays, I love hearing how other people spend Christmas. And remember –
Don’t feel bad if you have fallen off the wagon in your new year changes, just congratulate yourself when you get back on the wagon.