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Hey there lovelies! Happy Friday.
This is a post that has been on my mind lately and I finally get to it share with you. Truthfully, I have had so many thoughts going through my head about this blog and am in the middle of some pretty exciting new ideas. But in the process of trying to get myself organized I wanted to still be able to share this.
Which is pretty ironic since this post is about getting organized and trying to gain maybe just a li’l bit of control. Maybe? And being in the middle of quite a few things myself, I am speaking from experience. You can trust me 😉
Okay, so August is here and you are thinking, What happened? Where did the time go? Okay, don’t panic. You may feel a bit like me. And I feel like a squirrel trying to cross 34th Street on Thanksgiving morning. Haha, but It’s all good, it makes life exciting and I don’t think I could take a calm life anway. Can we relate?
I have picked up a few habits recently that can be very beneficial, even if you just do them a few times a week. And…they are screen free my friends! So put down the phone (when you’re done reading this, of course.)
- Get yourself a planner. A cute, pretty, whatever kind of planner. Confession: I kinda have this thing for planners. I feel so put together with mine and I put everything in it… plans, blog posts, ideas. It really does beat any calendar a phone can offer. There is something refreshing and easy about flipping through physical pages and to have your plans right there in front of you.
- Read a book. Take a break one night from Netflix. If you find a good book, you will crave that time every night. Though you may not always realize it, simply reading a book will sharpen your mind and even expand your vocab! One of my favorite authors is Charles Dickens. I picked up his book, Tale of Two Cities this summer. His writing is phenomenal and engaging. (Great Expectations is also a fantastic read.)
- Journal. This is something I just started within the last few weeks but since I started, I do it every night. It really forces me to focus on the day, and not just on what I did or what happened, but what I learned. It really does allow you to get it all out and when I need encouragement I look back on the days I know I felt great. One thing I have learned though, is to not just focus on what went wrong or to only vent. Though this is great for that, use it instead to track progress, to focus on what you experienced that day and what it taught you. You will love that you will be able to look back and see your progress.
Have a wonderful weekend!