Welcome back to blogmas day 16!
A couple of weeks ago I posted this to my Instagram story. It had a very positive response and I think it is worth sharing here of WordPress too.
Because my blog so often talks about productivity, it’s important to define what productivity is.
I would say it’s using a given set of time effectively in any situation.
For example, I have a headache but I have lots of school work to do. In that situation, I would take a rest and wait until the headache goes away before I tackle any work. It’s listening to my body. And if I need to rest, I need to rest.
On Saturday I had a lie-in until 9 which is very unlike me. I was disappointed in myself for not waking up at the right time, but then I winded back a few steps. My body needed that rest. My mind needed that lie-in. And without it, my day would have been less energised.
I felt it was important to address this as my blog so closely focusses on studying! I’m not always working at my desk. I’m not always happily working at my desk. Everyone has bad days.
By the time you’re seeing this, it will be my last day of school in 2020. That’s crazy.
This year has flown by. There have been some moments that felt slower than others and they stay alive in my mind.
I can’t wait for the new year. Though of course, I don’t want to wish away the end of this one.
2021 excites me with its uncertainty. Hopefully it will be a better year for the world. But if not, let’s support each other. Love. Kindness. I will be carrying those two on my back in 2021 like wings.
Enough about the future, let’s talk about the now. More specifically, self-care.
I asked you in my post the other day how you like to practise self-care. Your comments were a joy to respond to.
This time last year I shared a post named ‘these aren’t your regular self-care tips’ and it’s a post I am still to this day proud of!
However, in 365 x 24 hours a lot changes, so let’s talk about how I practise self-care these days.
- Eating nutritious food, less of the processed stuff that makes me feel rotten
- Waking up and going to sleep at consistent times
- Always preparing for the following morning
- Exercising. Making myself go outside even when I don’t feel like it.
- Taking breaks form social media guilt free
- Taking photos of precious moments, or by taking photos turning things into precious moments
Self-care isn’t a face mask on a Sunday. It is what you consistently do.
This post flows like a stream of consciousness, and stutters and stalls like a conversation.
I just wanted to write something from me. Almost like a letter. And I hope you enjoyed reading.
What have you been up to today?
Along with some boring things that you wouldn’t care to read about, I baked some gingerbread men! I am yet to ice them but I think I’ll do that when the Strictly Results come on.
Have a wonderful day everyone!
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