Even though I’ve been reading zillions of posts on organisation and getting stuff done, the reasons as to why it wasn’t always working is perhaps a bit deeper. I think that the best thing about being 28 is the ability to be a little bit more objective when a certain situation has passed. Instead of (too much) ranting, I can now recognise why I acted the way I did and make a conscious effort to change my behaviour in the future. When it comes to blogging, I’m a lot more clearer about what my direction is and my content will reflect this. Preparing for my redesign has done me a world of good. I’ll be going into more detail when it’s finished but I’ll be incorporating a little bit more of my design-obsessed roots and focusing on my individual strengths. Exciting! This will also (finally) include a move over to WordPress, so make sure to follow on Bloglovin just in case the Blogger dashboard is still your thing.
- Switch up my exercise routine – I think I may be doing too much cardio. As much as I love dance-based exercise, I do seem to keep going from hectic social media living, to a hectic dance class then back again. It’s good to mix things up and I think that I could really benefit from something like yoga or meditation. I’m not sure whether I can make it to a class but I might see what’s on YouTube and finally see what the mindfulness app Headspace is all about.
- Work/Life Balance – It’s my dream to have everything scheduled a week in advance. I’m not quite there yet, hence me writing this at 15.14 on a Friday, but I’d really like to have clearer working hours so I don’t feel guilty when I get the urge to binge-watch something like Tattoo Fixers. I want to have time for reading, drawing and knitting again. It’s going to take a few weeks of crazy hours and efficiency to get myself sorted, but I’m optimistic.
- Catching up – With all that designated free time, I’d like to catch up with a different friend every week. It’s so easy to lose touch and get to July before realising that you’ve only been hanging out with housemates and people you come across through work. I’ve made some great friendships over the years and I want to continue to nurture them.
Best of IWYTK
I was so pleased with the response to my first outfit post of 2016! It was a bit of a palaver to shoot due to the crazy wind and a shrinking Afro, but I made it work. My blogging refresh tips also seemed to be useful and I really relished honing my interviewing skills and visiting the studios of Lucie Ellen and Alice Tams as part of my Etsy project. I think I’m definitely going to continue to interview creatives in their own spaces, after all I come from an art school background and eclectic studios seem to excite me almost as much as a new pair of shoes. It may also make my shopping habits cheaper!
What I’ve been (attempting) to read:
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Let me know what you think of this little update post! I can’t promise them every month but perhaps every 2-3? I’d also love to know how January has fared for you and whether you’ve been getting reflective on a daily basis too. Is there something in the water?