Getting myself outside more is most definitely helping me in terms of how I'm feeling mentally. This year hasn't started off the best, so making myself go out and walk by myself or with family and friends is becoming a regular and positive thing.
Since I spoke recently about my IBD story on here, I feel I've lifted a huge weight off my shoulders and can speak to you guys more openly about what struggles I go through with my condition. I was struggling with Colitis and my health last year and changed career from January which has made me more aware of fitness and my activity. Having been a dance teacher for years and going to a desk job, I've now become one of those who is obsessed with my daily steps and my daily movement. I'm tracking mine at the moment with my iPhone but am thinking of investing in either an iWatch or a FitBit to get a more accurate amount. It's good for everyone to get out and move but for a bowel condition, it's incredibly important to be moving and active.
Moving on to more of a blog focused chit chat.
Making goals and lists of things I want to achieve and do with my blog has been something I've done for years, and have started thinking more about the small goals to achieve now rather than large ones in the future. Putting pressure on myself when setting future goals started to take over and I was becoming obsessed to achieving them sooner than when I set them for. So, I'm now starting to set small daily/weekly goals which will eventually lead to the big future ones. I guess I lost myself recently having gone through a tough few months for numerous reasons, I was longing for something to make me feel good and worthy. Instead of the good feeling of achieving and making myself feel good about me, it was putting me down more and actually having the reverse affect on me. But recently, I've realised that small goals can give us just as much of that fuzzy feeling as the large goals, and I need to make a constant effort to remember that.
One of my goals is to sort out my blog layout so get prepared for that but with that, I want to bring in an easy way of getting to all my different categories I cover on here. As I've said before, more food posts will be going up on here and have one for you this weekend (which is so delicious by the way) but also sharing my goals with you and what I've done to achieve them and the result I thought would be a great outlet for me, and great to share with you guys.
I guess in a way this post has been a bit all over the place, but feel I needed to have a chit chat with you to get things out. Tomorrows a big day for me as I'm doing a reading at my nans funeral and felt that everything else in my head was making me feel an actual pressure on me, as well as having to deal with that part of my life. So thank you for listening to me if you've got to this and I do really appreciate every single one of you that find yourself here and read my posts and comment sharing your thoughts.
Life is meant to challenge us, and if we didn't have those down times we wouldn't know what the up times are. Appreciate life, family, friends, health (and animals because if you didn't know I'm Dr Dolittle) and don't put too much pressure on yourself. Life is for living and not for worrying.
Love you all