Motivation Monday 7 – Week Beginning 07/05/2018
I have got the week off work this week so I am hoping to get a lot done. I want to make sure that I make a list of everything I need to do in May and before moving in so hopefully the majority of the organisational stuff can happen this week!
Keep reading to find out the plan.
I know everyone says it but I can’t believe that it’s already nearly May. That being said April has been a rollercoaster for me so I thought I would update you on my general happenings in April and what the plans are for May. Keep reading to find out…
So originally I was going to do a 25 before 25 post but I’ve got less than 4 months until my birthday so that seems a little crazy. I liked the idea so I’m going to do a 19 before 2019 post instead. Keep reading if you want a look at my plans for the rest of the year! Continue reading “19 By 2019”
HA! This one I am so proud of myself for achieving. I bought a new bullet journal (an A4 one) in London and have written in my A5 old bullet journal the order in which I want my collections to go. I’ve also used it to draft posts as well. This one I’m totally gonna mark as done.
Yep, still awful but I’m getting there with the 1-litre plus. It’s one that I’m keeping track of in my bullet journal and hope to chronical how it makes me feel too. I’ve been told it will make me feel a million times better and help my skin too. I’m sceptical but I’ll keep an eye on it…
Take More Pictures
If you’ve been keeping up with my Twitter and Instagram then you will already know I saw Hamilton in London on Thursday and then spent Friday in London too. This being said I took a ton of photo’s and now have blog and Instagram content for days!
Read Before Bed and Switch Off
This one is unfortunately just a straight up no… Oops.
I spent a few days in London and also have a toothache from hell so I have been eating rubbish and sleeping a lot. This means that I’ve undone a lot of my hard work and this has actually really upset me. I need to try harder next week; I know.
Weight update: + 1.1 kg
Run A 5k
No further updates on this one either. I’ve had to postpone gym workouts because I have had to take most painkillers imaginable to counter my horrendous toothache. I’ve been totally out of it on codeine so the gym isn’t really where I should be right now. Fingers crossed I can hit it hard this week.
Update My Habit Tracker Daily
So my habit tracker is there for me to track my progress with certain goals but ironically I keep forgetting to fill it in. I want to make sure I use it this week as I have the new bullet journal and want to make the most of it. If you guys know of any cute layouts then that would be good! 🙂
Do Some Overtime
I know right. I’ve said this a million times. I’ve recently done a mortgage in principle application with my bank and realised I’m so close to being able to buy my own house so it’s given me the boost I need. I’m not going to put a number on it but any overtime is more than I have been doing so any is a plus.
Have A Few “Good Language” Days
I’ll admit it. Every other word that comes out of my mouth is normally an expletive and I know it’s something I need to curb. Hopefully by having it in my habit tracker and also not trying to stop altogether will mean that I can make headway with it.
Comment On 10 Blog Posts
I really enjoy reading posts and I love it when people engage with me and comment on my content so it’s only fair that I do the same. I read a lot of posts and taking the extra minute or so to give a response will totally be worth it.
Let’s be friends;
I am fully aware that I was supposed to post my goals at the start of this year but the time got away from me. I like the review/goal post format so will start that again next month. Below are my goals for February. 🙂
I am in a fortunate position where overtime, where I work, is pretty much always available. We get paid more for overtime as well so when I can do it I would really like to. I normally end up getting to work about 40 minutes early so I can do 30 minutes in the morning every morning as long as there are no transport issues.
I’d really like to do 12 hours overtime this month which gives me 30 minutes a day plus 2 hours. I’m going to try my hardest to fit this in! 🙂
This has literally been a goal/ habit I want to form for the last year or so. I am awful at drinking water or anything other than fizzy drinks if I’m being entirely honest. I just never really feel thirsty.
I have an app on my phone to remind me to drink water so that’s a decent start. I have also bought myself a Brita water jug and have been keeping that in the fridge as I really can’t stand room temperature water.
My boyfriend and coworkers also know I need be drinking more water so are quietly suggesting so and asking what I’ve drunk so far, offered to fill up my bottle etc. They’re all really sweet so it’s good to have caring people like this on my side.
I know this is the same as the majority of the population making goals right now. There was a point last year where I was loving going to the gym and how I felt when I got back so I really want to get there again. I spend a lot of time with my boyfriend and at the cinema so want to try and balance that with going to the gym as well to try and shift some weight.
The plan is to go at least twice a week, to begin with, and then try and increase either the length of time or frequency from there. I will be checking in with this one and using some adorable planner stickers to remind me in my diary when I want to go!
I got some tarot cards just after Christmas (totally inspired by Kalyn Nicholson) and have been doing a few readings. You may have seen on my Instagram (link) that I won £15 on a scratchcard after reading my cards were fortunate. It’s all pretty awesome.
I want to continue to learn all I can about tarot cards and readings. I also want to try writing down how my day went at the end of the day and then reading my cards to see if they match. I want to keep a tarot card diary; so is that something you want to see?
Reading; Destination Simple by Brooke Mcalary.
Listening to; Dustin Lynch
What are your goals for February?
November has been a very strange month. As some of you may know by now I’ve got a new boyfriend (he’s pretty great if I do say so myself!) and life has been crazy busy with work and my kidney troubles. If I’m totally honest then this month has been a write off in terms of goals. I’ve been stressed about work and not sleeping as much as I should or hydrating myself properly.
This being said I’m glad I’ve taken a backseat with my blog as it allowed me to decide what my long-term plans are for it. I’m going to put this post out today and work on my plan for 2018. My posts have been sporadic at best and I want to really focus on the direction I want to take this blog. I want to use it to showcase amazing musical artists, some known and some unknown, and also to write about what I love.
I have some goals for December to ensure that I’m ready for the relaunch of my blog on 1st January 2018!
1) Learn about SEO and promotional techniques/platforms.
There is so much information online from other content creators that are comprehensive guides to growing a website and brand. I want to spend some time each week and look through this information so I can properly market my posts to help the right people see my content. More readers, more friends, right?
2) Use my content/blog planner
I was bought a content/ blog planner for my birthday in July and haven’t used it all that much. It’s really helpful and I’m going to use it to plan the relaunch and actually plan what posts will be going up when. There’s also a lot in it that will help with refining the direction my blog will be going in.
3) Instagram theme
This one is fairly obvious. A lot of people that I emulate use particular themes and planning apps to make their Instagram theme as aesthetically pleasing as possible. I think it looks pretty awesome so I’m going to look into themes and the best way to use Instagram. I know the change in algorithm means that it’s pretty much impossible to get new followers so I want to do what I can to mitigate these effects.
4) Socialise with the blogging community
When I started the KBChaos blog then I tried really hard for the first few months and it really paid off. I met some amazing girls who have helped me enormously when getting to grips with the technical side but I’ve neglected that side of things lately. I want to get more involved with the blogger community and help and share what I can as well.
1) DRINK MORE WATER
My health is taking a hit what with the stress of everything going on at the moment, both physically and mentally. I need to drink as much water as I can so my kidneys don’t entirely give up on me. I want to set an alarm every hour to remind me to drink and how much I should have drunk by then.
2) Calm down
I am a worrier, and very highly strung. I get stressed easily and a very frank conversation with my doctor and time to reflect myself has shown me that all in all I just need to calm down. I am going to try this with herbal tablets, for now, to see if it takes the edge off things. My boyfriend calms me too; any excuse to spend more time together of course!
3) Sort my shit out
As I write this I am sat in my room which is potentially the most unorganised and untidy place on the planet. No joke. I need to go through everything and throw the majority of it away as I seem to use 30% of what I own/ wear 80% of the time. I’m going to reread the Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up for inspiration I think. Expect some minimalist posts in future about this kind of thing.
4) Ask for help.
If I’m being entirely honest I didn’t think this was something I struggled with. Apparently, it was. A few little things went wrong when I was getting ready for work yesterday and by the time I got to the train station I had a mental breakdown. I had a panic attack which isn’t something that has happened in years and I couldn’t stop crying.
Luckily I have a very kind and understanding Manager at work who has helped me immensely and said I could go home to rest. I get like this occasionally but it normally doesn’t come out in this way. It normally all stays in my head. I can’t stress enough the importance of talking about things and getting help when you can’t cope by yourself anymore. I didn’t get help and ended up feeling helpless and numb. It’s not something I would wish on my worst enemy.
That’s it for this month. Expect a more indepth post abouty the relaunch in a few weeks and until then you can chat to me on the social links below:
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