Happy Belated Easter!
I hope you had a lovely weekend and ate your bodyweight in chocolate.
Did the Easter Bunny visit?
We had a lovely weekend in my household; as I insisted that my 23 year old brother had an Easter Egg Hunt with me.
Lockdown looks like it might be carrying on for a while longer, so today I thought I’d share with you how I am keeping myself motivated and inspired during this crazy time…
The Colours & Sights Of Spring
Spring is probably my favourite season. The colours of the fresh flowers are gorgeous, lambs are being born and birds are nesting. I am extremely fortunate to have a garden to be able to escape to and enjoy the delights of spring. Nature is incredibly inspiring.
Keeping A Consistent Routine
The best way I have found to keep me on track, is to set a daily routine. This includes the time I wake up, eat breakfast … all the way to the time I go to bed. In the past I’ve found this hard to maintain, but the ducks really help as they are routine animals so need me to let them out, feed them etc. at set times. Keeping to a routine already sets a purpose for the day to give you that little boost to get your next task done.
Music is brilliant when I’m lacking the ‘get-up and go’ feel. I listen to music morning to night; whilst I work, clean the ducks out, exercise etc. – constantly changing and updating my playlist depending on what I am doing.
The songs at the top of my playlist at the moment are:
Dance Monkey – Tones And I
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Hit The Road Jack – Throttle
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics
Cheap Thrills – Sia
When I’m not listening to music, I’ll have a podcast on in the background. My current favourites are…
The Jasmine Star Show
Ed Mylett Show
Goal Digger – Jenna Kutcher
Rise Podcast – Rachel Hollis
Ok, I know… they are all business podcasts. There probably is slightly more exciting podcasts out there – but I love learning new things and am really inspired by other people’s life stories.
Are you moving your body for 30 minutes a day? Exercise really helps to clear your mind and refocus on your next task – plus you feel great after! Each day I am also making sure that I take 10,000 steps. Admittedly about 4,000 of them are done at 10pm whilst I march on the spot – but I make sure that I get them done everyday without fail.
Pinterest is quite simply my best friend at the moment. I spend hours and hours looking at pretty pictures and collecting inspiration for every aspect of my life.
To Do Lists
I talk about these guys a lot… ‘To Do’ Lists aka ‘Ta Da’ Lists really work in keeping me motivated, as I love to cross something off the list. I have been known to do a job, realise it wasn’t on the list, and then add it after just so that I can cross it out. Don’t judge me! It’s totally normal!
Making Time For Activities I Love To Do
Each day I make sure that I schedule to do something I love each and everyday. Schedule in your hobbies as this gives you something to work towards. Currently, I am finishing knitting a glove that I have been working on for far to many years. I also picked up a pencil, after a very long time, and have started drawing our house and garden.
Taking The Time To Chat To Friends And Family
I have found that whilst being at home, I’ve actually spoken to friends and family more than ever before. Checking in to see if everyone is ok. Those closest to you are the greatest motivators… let them know where you are struggling and I am sure they will give you the best advice.
Planning For The Future After Lockdown
This lockdown will end. We will be able to go out again, catching up with friends and family in person. Make sure you are planning for this day… I’ve seen so many people creating ‘2020 you owe me’ jars. Basically, whilst you are at home, if you have any ideas of something that you would like to do but currently can’t because of the lockdown, write it down on a piece of paper and place in the jar. As soon as the lockdown is over open the jar and start the activities. Your plans do not need to be cancelled – just postponed for a little while.