30 Day Self-Care Challenge – Introduction

August has been a really strange month for me so far, the easiest way to describe it is demoralising. I have really been struggling with my mental health and just feeling awful physically and mentally. This being said I was talking to Justice and realised that I really haven’t been very kind to myself lately and some self-care might go a long way.

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Keep reading to see what I’m including in my self-care challenge!

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3 Podcasts That Will Change Your Life (RIGHT NOW!)

Podcasts are something that I have discovered in the last year or so and I have very quickly become obsessed with finding the most inspiring and life-changing podcasts. I have found so many recently that I had to share them because they are already helping me to turn things around. The podcasts I have listed below will help with productivity in all aspects of life.

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Motivation Monday July Goals

It’s officially over halfway through the year now and I have to admit I’ve kind of given up somewhat with my goals. This being said I listened to an amazing podcast episode and it came exactly when I needed it about goal setting for the last 6 months and ways you can still achieve this year.

I’m going to try and set a few realistic goals to get back into the swing of it. Keep reading below ;

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  • Focus on my health

My health has really taken a back seat lately and has had some pretty severe consequences lately as well. This being said I really need to focus on drinking more water, more supplements and more fruit and veg. Fewer headaches and kidney troubles, please.

  • Stay calm

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been quite angry and it’s not very flattering. It’s also not very nice either. I’ve been toying with the idea of meditation lately and am not sure I entirely believe that it works… I think I’m going to do daily meditation for a month and document the effects.

  • More sleep

I’m really awful for whinging all the time that I’m tired and then going to bed really late and getting up really early for work. I want to make a conscious effort to get at least 7 hours of sleep as that seems to be the optimum amount for me to focus well on.

  • Support people around me

I have been feeling very down in the dumps lately about the state of the country/planet/ my health. This being said there is more than likely always someone going through something worse than you who needs support. I’m going to make a conscious effort to try and support people around me and those I come into contact with through social media.

  • More music

Vague, right? I love music and have been obsessively listening to Beetlejuice the Musical (it’s amazing!) but want to make sure I broaden my musical horizons. I love finding new artists to share with everyone. If you have some musicians you feel like I might like then please feel free to share them below. 🙂

So there we have it! Hopefully, I can actually stick to at least a few of these 😉 

What are your goals? 🙂 

KBC

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Motivation Monday Goals ~ 24/09/2018

It can be really hard to keep up with goals and what you are working towards. This being said I have found posting my goals on my blog and also writing them on my whiteboard in my study/ spare room/ office has really helped me to keep track and achieve what I want to. Keep reading to see what my plans are for this week…

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Motivation Monday 11 ~ 13/08/2018 Weekly Goals

I’m going to start this by saying I feel like I have been in the process of buying my own home for the last like 100 years. All jokes aside it’s been since May and the end may finally be in sight! This being said the whole thing has made me super stressed out and I’ve been lacking in the self-care / goals department.

Keep reading to see what my goals are for this busy week!

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25 lessons I’ve learned in 25 years

I turned 25 yesterday. It’s kind of made me feel old now… This being said I decided to put together 25 of the most important things I’ve learnt during my time alive. Keep reading to see the list!

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Motivation Monday Update 5

Last Week:

Stay Calm

So I can say that this happened to an extent. I didn’t actually lose my cool at any point, I just got very fed up. I did make people aware I was feeling mighty aggro though so that might have helped. I’ve been using my bullet journal to track overall “good days” and seem to have had more good than bad so that’s a plus.

Start Reading A Book

I did this one! I haven’t read much but technically I bought myself (another/a) book and have started reading it. I haven’t read very much but I’m really liking being back into reading. I intend to post a reading list and a few book reviews given my below goals for April and this week in general.

Spring Clean

My wardrobe has had a serious tidy although in my opinion I still want to go over it again. I’ve managed to donate 4 rubbish bags worth of items so far and will probably get the same again after this weekend.

Daily Tarot Card Readings

Oops. Totally forgot about this one. I’m going to try it again when I have a less crazy week and no illness etc.

Larger Goals

Lose Weight

So I haven’t lost any weight in the last week but I haven’t put any on either so I’m kind of proud of myself for that. I’m definitely starting to make better decisions with food and drink. Hopefully next week I’ll go back to losing more weight!
Weight update: -0.0 kg

Run A 5k

So, I went to the gym today for the first time in over a week. I’ve had a really rubbish week with my general health so I’m glad that I’ve finally got back to it. I did my 5k 2 seconds slower than my personal best. I’m really proud of this as I had done 7 miles before that in my day. Normally my personal bests happen on weekends when I workout before I start my day properly.

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Back Up All My Posts So Far

Yep, totally occurred to me I haven’t done this yet. I’m also not sure I know how to either though. If anyone has any posts they could share with me about how to do it with a free WordPress account that would be wonderful!

Schedule This Week’s Posts

I’m always scrambling to get various Instagram, Twitter and WordPress posts up. This being said I want to use CrowdFire to help me schedule everything. Hopefully, this means I will see better results etc on Instagram as lately I haven’t been posting and my numbers have dropped dramatically. 😦

Write 300 Words Of My Fiction Book

I’ve had an idea for a fiction book for roughly the last 5 years and have written random scenes and ideas in various notebooks. (I have like a million notebooks. Don’t judge.) I want to try and pull all these together and just write something. Whether it be the draft for the whole thing or the first chapter, even the last for that matter. I find getting started with things the hardest but once I’ve started then I seem to gather momentum pretty quickly.

Read 5 Chapters

Off the back of my last week’s goal to start reading a book, I want to ramp this up a bit. I have started reading one book in particular and have been playing around with the idea of reading 1 fiction and 1 non-fiction at a time. I also want to read before bed to unwind rather than using my phone or watching TV as I am having horrendously vivid nightmares and suspect this may be to blame. Therefore I want to read 5 chapters of any books this week.

Try Time Blocking

I’ve seen a lot of hype lately surrounding time blocking. I am always looking for ways to be more efficient and more productive. I’ve recently been trying the Pomodoro technique lately as well so expect a post on that in the future. I want to log how everything went with time blocking and my thoughts on it to put in a post!

So there we have it, some weekly goals that hopefully I can stick to! Do you have any goals this month? If so, what are they?

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