Sunday, 14 January 2018
Be Kind to Yourself
Can you believe the first two weeks of January are already behind us?
In my post two weeks ago, I said I'd share my goals outside of writing with you, so here goes. It's all about self-care, because there's more to life than ticking through a to-do list, and centering around others, and constantly firefighting your way through each and every day.
Saying 'Yes' when you mean 'No'
I thought I'd got pretty good at saying no to people but towards the end of last year, I found myself slipping back into old habits. Agreeing to do things for people and instantly regretting it. Then spending a few days or weeks wishing I could get out of it, when saying no in the first place doesn't mean I'm being rude, selfish or unkind, it means I'm valuing me, and my time, and it's time to stand firm and not be apologetic.
Here's my list of things I've set my sights on this year.
# Walking - I used to walk lots, but for different reasons, I've lapsed over the last few years, so it's definitely back on the agenda this year. I've started already, earlier I went for a very muddy walk in the countryside.
# Relaxation - I'd like more time to myself, quality time I can use to read, listen to music, take a stretch class, or simply get more sleep!
# Photography - I've missed going out and about with my camera, something I'm going to rectify very soon.
# Out and About - I'd like to explore new places, although I'm not sure where I want to go yet.
What would you like to do this year? Something new or more of the same?
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