2021 : How I’m keeping up & finding happiness

Phew! It’s been a minute since I last posted. I guess you can always see when other parts of my life takeover as I have been so busy lately, it’s hard to keep up with myself.

I have been and still am very busy with work, studying and just the general getting back to life after lockdown. I wouldn’t even say I’m stressed, I’m just constantly making lists or calendars to know where I should be and what I need to be doing. I am looking forward to when I am exam free, and work calms down a little, as I always think it’s important to have downtime. For me that also includes lazy time, catching up on tv shows or books and staying in bed on sundays is also a must!

But until then, there are certain ways I’m keeping positive and getting myself through this busy time:

 

Finding moments of joy

The main way I am currently finding joy is in small moments in between the busy schedule. I like to walk to work, when I can, so for me this is one of the best times in my working day week. I can put on music or a podcast and get some fresh air and exercise. Lately I am loving Olivia Rodrigo, and for podcasts I have my favorites such as My dad wrote a porno, True crime obsessed and Shagged,Married,Annoyed. Listening to these podcasts always put me in a good mood because they have a lot of comedy in them. Of course I have other podcasts too but for ones that will make me smile it has to be those. I also love walking my mums dog too as even when I’m too tired, his joy and going for a walk always make me put on my shoes and let him run wild.

 

A good nights sleep

When I am in revision mode, my sleep does sometimes get a little tough. Early mornings to fit in reading notes, or staying up late to do the same. I know the value of sleep, but sometimes there really aren’t enough hours in the day! I try my best however to wind down and enjoy some much needed rest.

 

Chill time

Although I have a schedule for pretty much all my day lately, I always make sure I am listening to my body and finding moments to relax and chill too. It’s just as important to take a break as it is to get everything you need to. Just yesterday I felt my eyes tiring whilst reading notes, and so I took a break, that turned into a nap… and hey, that’s ok. I can’t wait to get back to Barre classes, and just doing more activities to unwind.

 

Fueling my body

When I become extremely busy, one priority that usually falls is my diet and fitness in general. This time I am really trying to stay healthy and keep feeling good in myself. I’ll admit, I am very much missing my Barre classes, but I also know I have to allow myself to rest in between the work schedule and then revision in between my 9-5. However, I am sticking to a good balance in my diet as much as possible because I think when that declines, I always feel worse. I need the energy to get up everyday and do everything I need to. Currently I’m counting macros and actually really enjoying it.

 

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