Another late post, another weekend where I scramble to catch up on my blog posts.
But if I’ve learned one thing, its that I’m only human, and sometimes life gets in the way. I’m not going to blame myself, as I’ve had a very tough week. We’re currently moving house and I’m job hunting and doing a course, and its all just up in the air and I feel like a crazy person. Phew.
So anyway, in that context, here are my July goals.
- PRACTICE SELF CARE
Oh my god, could there actually be a more important goal for this month? I don’t think so. I’ve been up the walls and I’m badly in need of some TLC. So therefore, I plan to relax, take it easy and eat well; drink lots of water, eat lots of lovely food and pamper myself as much as possible. Also possibly more important, I must learn to say NO. If something is too much for me, historically, I would have panic attacks, and lately this has been happening again. That’s my cue for self-care and reeling it back in in my personal life.
2. USE MY JOURNAL
My journal is a tool for self-care, so I plan to use this to set my weekly goals and keep track of how things are going in my life. I also plan to write my meal plan into this and keep track of how I’m doing on MyFitnessPal.
3. WALK AT LEAST 8000 STEPS A DAY
Bleh, what a boring goal. But this one is essential for me as I’ve had to cancel my gym membership (since I’ve moved and I’m trying to save money) and I need to keep fit in some way.
4. RUN 3 TIMES A WEEK USING COUCH25K
I am going to do this as part of my steps a day too. I’m only on week 2 of Couch25K so I need to up my game and get back into it. I now have a lovely riverside running track by my new house so I’m looking forward to it.
5. DO SOMETHING FUN BY MYSELF EACH WEEK
Yes that’s right, I’m going to take myself on a date. I’m going to plan at least one occasion each week where I do something fun by myself. If anyone has any ideas for this (that don’t cost the earth) let me know in the comments below please! So far, I’ve been thinking that I’ll take myself shopping (might be window shopping), I’m going to arrange a home spa date and watch my favourite old movies, and I’m going to go for coffee, bring a book and chill out.
6. USE POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Every day. I’m going to look at my Five Positive Affirmations I wrote back in December, as well as my favourite – “I’ll handle it.” I will use them by saying them to myself to replace negative thoughts. So whenever I think “I hate myself” or “My life is crap” I will replace these thoughts with positive affirmations. I need to practice doing this, as it obviously doesn’t come naturally to me. If you have any more suggestions for positive affirmations, again, let me know in the comments below.
So there are my July goals. As you can see, I’m taking it easy on myself and making sure I do things that help my anxiety, as it has been a very anxious time in my life over the last few weeks.
Thank you for reading.