Everything I Want To Do This March
Believe it or not these photographs were actually only taken a couple of days ago. The snow has disappeared now, thankfully and I'm hoping spring isn't too far away but March certainly feels pretty dreary right now. That being said it's always one of my favourite months of the year, everything starts to feel a little easier after the hard slog that is winter and I'm hoping that 2018 is no different. It's been a while since I've sat and written about my monthly plans but here is everything I want to do this March.
CONTINUE TO CUT DOWN ON MY SPENDING
February was a good month for me when it came to cutting back on my spending. I only bought one clothing item and then I bought a sofa for my office but other than that everything I bought was somewhat of a necessity which is good progress for me. And I thought I would miss shopping but I really don't, which is an awesome feeling as I have been a slave to consumerism for so long. It's something that I want to continue for the rest of the year and be conscious of what I'm spending and not fill my life with things that I will never use. Even just after a month of being super conscious of what I'm buying I've felt a big shift in my mentality, I no longer spend time dwelling on items or daydreaming how good they would look as part of my wardrobe. A big part of the blogging world is obviously, consumerism so it's all too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that you constantly need new things when you really don't and they'll more than likely just sit and gather dust.
SELL EVERYTHING THAT I'VE DECLUTTERED
This sort of ties in with cutting down on my spending but I've had an intense declutter of my wardrobe and I've got a lot of items that I want to sell. I've given a good few bags of items to charity but there are too many things that I've barely touched that I should really sell. I always find decluttering is fun until it gets to the point that I'm surrounded by items that I then have no idea what to do with. So when I have a little bit of time I'm going to get on with photographing everything and then listing them. I'm going to be creating a little store through my blog as it seems like a logical thing to do as then I don't have to deal with eBay or Depop fee's so keep an eye out for that.
GET ON TOP OF WORK
When the start of a fresh week rolls around I find myself constantly saying this will be the week that I will get on top of my to-do list but I never quite manage it. For so long, I never wanted to admit that I was struggling to do everything I needed to but I am. There just aren't enough hours in the day to do everything and it's something that I constantly find myself saying to myself to make my brain be somewhat ok with the fact that I've not managed to get everything ticked off my to-do list. I'm hoping that the few more hours of daylight that we will get soon will be a big help as it means I'll be able to take pictures much later than 4pm and get out for a dog walk a little later too. There seems to be this weird unspoken pressure to have your life completely together and if you haven't then you're a complete failure who can't handle 'real' life. Which is just ridiculous, there are only so many hours in the day to try and do everything. A few daily habits I'm trying to set in place to make sure I'm better equipped to get back on top of work are;
- Move your body first thing in the morning, it does wonders.
- Get dressed, wash your face and brush your teeth.
- Not writing a ridiclously long to-do list
- Just start, don't procrastinate or panic about what you've got to do.
REALLY GET BACK INTO FITNESS
At the beginning of the year once I'd got over my nasty bout of flu something I was determined to do was to get back into fitness and try some new things. And I haven't done too badly but when I get busy with other things my fitness routine isn't something I find myself keeping up with. Especially now I have no gym membership meaning I'm not losing any money by not working out. But exercise is something that I know works incredibly well for me and it makes a huge difference in my mental health which isn't something that I'm doing too well with that at the moment. With my boyfriend going back on tour at the end of the month I'm hoping this will give me a little more structure to my day so I can make time for exercise. And it's not that I don't have the time it's that I'm struggling to manage my time effectively. I can't say I'm all too thrilled with how my body looks or feels right now and I know that I'm the only one who can change that.
START MY SPRING CLEAN
Probably something that I'm a little too excited about is starting my annual spring clean and now I have an entire house it's going to take me much longer but I can't wait. We've already made a start on the spare room as we've finally sorted out our loft to make it accessible and a place where we can properly put things into storage. So things have been making their way up there which has been far too exciting [you know you're an adult when you find lofts exciting]. Considering there are only two people and an adorable little pup that lives in our house we seem to have an awful lot of stuff so we need to go through everything and sort out what we're using and what we're not. As well as of course give everything a thorough clean. I need to properly clean Felicity the white Fiat 500 who isn't exactly looking her best right now as it's been a very dirty winter and I need it to be a little warmer so I can clean the upholstery on my seats otherwise I'm worried they might actually freeze the temperatures have been so low lately.
HAVE A LITTLE MORE FAITH IN MYSELF
My anxiety has been through the roof lately which in turn triggers my OCD and in general, my brain has been a really difficult place to be which of course doesn't help work in the slightest. My anxiety feels a little less intense at the moment but something else that I'm certainly struggling with is having faith in myself and what I'm capable of. In the past year, I've done so many things that I never thought I'd be able to do but of course when you're struggling with your confidence those things suddenly don't exist. There are so many things that I want to do but I've got that niggling doubt in the back of my mind telling me you cannot do that, you're rubbish, why are you even bothering when everyone else is so much better than you and it's exhausting. These feelings certainly aren't anything out of the ordinary and I know if one of my favourite people in the world were telling me that they were feeling really low and incapable of doing anything that I'd give them a good pep talk. So I just need to remember to do that for myself and be my own cheerleader.
What do you want to achieve this March?