If you are a regular reader you may recall my previous post, in which I set myself some little goals through March. The main aim was in part to be kinder to myself and bring about some positivity, but also because these are things I want to do, but never seem to have time for. As the saying goes, you don’t have time unless you make time, so this was me trying to encourage myself to specifically set time aside.
I actually found having specific things set helped keep it at the forefront of my mind, so I’ll be setting myself goals like this on a more regular basis. Let’s first look at what I set myself and how I did, and then set some tasks for April.
I’ve started to attend a Monday night yoga session to help ease my joint and back pain. I’m hyper-flexible so my joints move further than would be possible in the ‘average’ person. Whilst there are some benefits to mega bendy joints (Mike certainly thinks so) it does sadly mean that I’m more prone to injury. Specifically as I’ve found with my shoulders; dislocation.
I’ve found Yoga has been pretty beneficial at helping to strengthen and stabilise my joints. I used to wake up in the mornings a lot to find my right shoulder, which I’ve dislocated twice now, had partially slipped from the joint and was quite painful and needed to be pulled or crunched back into place. This has since lessened and feels much more stable which is comforting. As a bonus the flexibility of all my joints seems to have improved as well.
Anyway, my goal was to attend all of my Monday night sessions throughout March. Whilst I didn’t quite manage to, Mike brought me my own mat as a present (clearly he’s enjoying the benefit) so I have managed to do some mini sessions of my own at home. For April I’m planning to keep this up, and get more use out of my lovely new yoga mat.
My second goal was to read an entire book in March. It may not seem like a lot to some, but as I haven’t really read for pleasure at all the last few months I thought I’d ease myself in gently. I succeeded, and found that I slept much better on the nights I read before bed.
I’ve already got my next read lined up, and its one I’m quite keen to share with you as its rather exciting from a slightly personal point of view… but I won’t say any more, you’ll just have to wait and see!
My final task was to set aside some ‘me time’ every week. It’s such a small thing, but just taking those few hours to pamper yourself can make a huge difference, and it did. Regular facemasks have helped my skin, and I love it when I have beautiful nails, so it was nice to focus on those things.
For April, my goal is to start planning and saving to re-do my beauty room. Yep, when we moved I negotiated (demanded) that I get my own room for all my clothes, make up, and my own space to do my flat lays. There’s a little furniture in there from my old room, but the wardrobe was left when we brought the house and doesn’t match. Nor is it big enough…
I’ve got an idea in my head of what I want and have done for a little while now, so it’s about time I set it into action and actually got it done.
Have a cleanse
Whether I get my new furniture together by the end of the month or not, I desperately need to clear and refresh my wardrobe. There’s items in there that have and will never been worn, and they’re taking up valuable space. I think it’s going to end up quite a substantial task, so I think I’ll set aside a day for it, pull everything out and have a good old root and clear through all my things. I love a good clear out, and find it to be pretty therapeutic, so this is one I’m looking forward to.
That concludes my little round up of things to do in April, so lets just hope I stick to them! Do you have any goals for this month? I’d love to hear them if you do!