Monday 23 October 2017

Improving My Lifestyle

Lately I'm all about self improvement, and after reading this post by Sophie, I became inspired to actually write a physical list of how I need to improve myself/my life. 

Stop Procrastinating 
I think a small part of me uses having a baby to still be lazy. Mum likes to regularly remind me that she was able to do a million things at once when she had babies. I know damn well I'm more than capable of getting on with things while Charlie is playing or napping, so I need to step up and do it daily. 

Look After My Skin
Thankfully I'm blessed with pretty good skin, but the secret to looking fab at 50 is getting that skincare routine started early. I plan on investing in some great quality (and cruelty free) cleansers and moisturisers to keep me looking young. 

See Friends & Family More
I have actually been seeing a lot more of my family since having Charlie, which I love. However, I have a terrible habit of leaving it months between seeing my closest friends and I really need to change that. 

Spend Less Time Online 
I know I always feel better for having a social media detox, so I should do it more often. Another thing that will stop me from procrastinating so much. 

Exercise/Eat Healthily
I need to get rid of my Mum-tum asap, and the sooner I start eating better, the easier it will be to encourage Charlie to eat healthy when he starts eating solid foods. 

Read More
I was such a bookworm when I was younger, I remember when I used to be reading three books in one go! Now I'm lucky if I read one book in three years. I'm wanting to read every book on my shelf before my 23rd birthday - I should be able to do that, right? 

Create More
Scrapbooking, photography, painting, writing, baking. 
There's plenty of things I enjoy doing, I just don't find the time to do it anymore. I'm now way behind on Charlie's scrapbook, so I need to start prioritising it, within reason. I get into such a slump if I don't take time out to do the things I enjoy, so I need to Netflix less and create more. 

Do Things That Scare Me 
Coming close to death has made me more determined to be less of a scaredy-cat and do something exciting, no matter how nerve-wracking it is. Having anxiety does make it more difficult, but I need to at least try to control it, rather than let it control me. Three examples of beating the fear are
1. Meeting someone new
2. Dyeing my hair blue
3. Emailing someone first
Yeah, emails/formal messages bloody terrify me, I hate doing it but it needed to be done! 

How do you think you can improve? 

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