Today has been so sunny and although I have been stuck sat at my desk at work, it has made me realise that we are getting SO CLOSE to Spring.
Although I have already set some goals for the year, I feel like a new season is a perfect chance to set some mini goals. A year is a long time and more often than not, I find my dreams and values have changed in the short space of twelve months.
In just two months since I made my goals, I have already realised that I need to start being kinder to myself.
I know I went into this year with a lot of determination and dreams, but sometimes I feel like I need to give myself the benefit of the doubt, as I will quite literally run myself into the ground if I don’t start learning how to be kind to me.
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James
So, here are a few of the ways I am going to start being kinder to myself this spring.
? Read books that help me grow.
I love reading and always have.
I honestly wish that I had more time to curl up with a good book – but when I get home from work and by the time I have sorted my blog admin, the last thing I want to do is read.
In an attempt to be kinder to myself I want to start reading more books about well being, motivation and growth – similar to Wake Up, which I started at the beginning of the year.
? Make more time for me.
Working in the day at my full time job and then coming home to work on my blog all night means I rarely get any time to myself at the moment. As much as I enjoy what I do, I really need to start managing my time better so that I can spend more time doing that make me feel both relaxed and happy.
This could be watching a movie with my boyfriend, going for a walk or having a huge Sunday night pamper session. I really want to start a routine where from a certain time on a Sunday I switch off from the internet, stick on someone my favourite movies, eat a whole load of snacks and enjoy a bath with all of my favourite natural products. Doesn’t that sound like heaven? ?
? Don’t blame myself when things don’t go to plan.
Sometimes, my life doesn’t go exactly how I planned.
I am constantly making plans and goals for the future and when they don’t go as planned I end up feeling so disappointed in myself, even if it’s something that was completely out of my control.
I think I need to start telling myself that even if something doesn’t go the way I originally wanted it to, it might lead me on to something even better.
? Stop trying to make everything perfect.
This is something I actually realised while on my recent holiday to Paris, especially our trip to Disneyland in particular.
For weeks and weeks before I was worried about what I would wear so that the pictures looked as incredible as every one else’s do when they visit the magical kingdom. Surprise, surprise though. IT CHUCKED IT DOWN THE ENTIRE TIME. ?️
I looked like a drowned rat in a poncho in 90% of my pictures and I really don’t care. I had the best day and regardless of what my pictures look like to the outside world I couldn’t have been happier.
? If I want something and I can afford it, treat myself.
I don’t often deny myself of the cheaper things (think lots of Primark and Makeup Revolution), but I want to start treating myself to things that are worth a little bit more. I’m not talking Louis Vuitton here, but the occasionally Too Faced palette wouldn’t go a miss.
Oh and holidays, I am going to be booking myself lots of little breaks because I can. ✈️️
? Eat and drink the things that make me feel good.
I love junk food (who doesn’t?) but afterwards it doesn’t make me feel great. I really need to start eating the things that I know make me feel great afterwards.
This doesn’t mean I’m going to eat perfectly all the time, it just means I am going to eat what I want, whether it’s good or bad.
? Believe in myself.
I thought I’d end with the most important one.
Although I have high aspirations and goals, I don’t always believe that I will be able to achieve them. I spend a lot of my time thinking I’m not good enough and that those kinds of opportunities are only made for certain types of people, one of which I am not.
Starting today, I need to start telling myself that I can do this. ?
What could you do to be kinder to yourself this Spring?