I’ve decided that this year, my mantra is I Trust The Timing of My Life. It’s totally helping me to feel less anxious about the things I can’t control, and making me feel a little bit more hopeful about whatever it is that might be just around the corner. I’ve always been a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and I lost site of that in 2018.
I’ve neglected myself in SO many ways over the years. I stayed in relationships that were no good, I’ve eaten dreadfully, drank to excess, put myself through tonnes of emotional trauma because of things I had no control over, plagued by anxieties that I let rule my life and allowed toxic people to make me feel terrible. I’m so ready for 2019 to be about doing what’s right for myself, doing a little less people-pleasing and aiming towards my one goal (more on this in another post soon to come!).
This year I’ve decided to have one – and only one – resolution. Last year I set myself so many – and then real life got in the way, and after a tough year I closed out December realising I hadn’t achieved anything I’d set out to. That said, I’ve decided there are some permanent changes I’d like to make in my life, starting with my mental health. I’ve been on and off medication for the past few years as well as having had lots of therapy (everyone is different but a combination of both worked for me!), and I finally feel in a place where I can take back some control, but rather than just meander day-to-day, I want to ensure each day has something good in it, that I make a conscious effort to change my habits and that I share that somewhere…
I’ve never really had a niche for my blog as such – I love writing and I tend to just write when and as I want to (which I won’t be changing!), but I want to make Self Care the focus of this blog. Each month I’ll be focussing content around a particular theme, and it seems exceptionally fitting that January’s will be Motivation.
I’ll be doing lots of Instagram Challenges, posts that shed light on how to bring self-care to somewhere other than the bath ;-), reviewing books that promise to ‘change your life’ as well as looking over the apps which aid and enable a happier lifestyle!
I can’t wait to get started! I hope you’ll join me 💓