Positivity at the moment isn’t the easiest emotion to come by. With everything going on trying to be optimistic and productive, is proving to be a challenge. I’m not going to sit and pretend that I’ve got everything together during this pandemic. I haven’t! But it goes without saying doing one little task a day will add up to a bigger picture especially during these uncertain times.
I wanted to encourage myself to make some goals for this month. Things that I really believe I can achieve and get done and try to encourage myself to have that motivation.
My main goal is while I have some now time off of my day job is to get back to blogging. Trying to juggle everything is tremendously hard. And I’d love to be able to make the most of it while I can. Blogging used to be everything for me and I fell off the wagon and now it’s time to pick it back up again. Being a parent at home right now is hard. We’re all trying to be a hundred jobs at once whilst being cooped up inside. So I’m trying to be kind to myself.
Another goal is to look after myself. Times are uncertain and trying but I know all the bubble baths in the world isn’t going to fix it. But looking after myself? That will help to make myself feel better and keep the anxiety at bay. I want to look after my skin as my confidence stems when I feel better about my appearance. I’ve even ordered myself a nose ring after months of putting it off. It’s just the simple things sometimes that makes us feel a thousand times better.
Reaching out to friends is another not so much goal, but certainly something I need to work on. Things right now are hard for everybody. Some days you might want to just be a couch potato, but you also might have a burst of energy. Contact those closest to you. A little message or a call could brighten someones day or even your own. I know that by keeping up with my work friends through video chat is helping me to feel much better.
Something I want to do is limit the amount of times I watch the news. It’s so easy to fill our minds with everything that is going on right now. I want to keep it to just watching the daily announcements and checking it on twitter for 5 minutes in the morning. Try and not dwell on the things I cant control before it peaks my anxiety and just focus on staying home and entertaining my daughter.
My next two goals go hand in hand with each other really. I really want to start my own online shop this year. So I have a few designs ready. In preparation for that I want to make a different design once a week for this. And to help aid it I have started taking some online classes with skill share. I found a few different designers that I love teaching classes on there and have already found some tips that I didn’t know about when it comes to procreate. So I want to keep up with this and keep teaching myself to become better.
And there we have it, my April goals. Times are strange right now and things are uncertain and scary. Listen to your governments advice. And for us in the UK.
Stay home. Protect the NHS. SAVE LIVES.