I've been away for quite some time. I had thought that the summer would mean that I would have more time than ever to write but as it turned out, the summer had other plans. It was the busiest summer I've had to date and there are only three weeks left until I return to work.
The summer holidays haven't always been the easiest for me. I'm not the kind of person that likes to be alone for too long, or sitting around and doing nothing. I get restless and impatient. This year however I've not had the chance to sit still and chill out too often! I've travelled to America and Canada for a few weeks and between weddings, engagements, christenings, and minding smallies, it's been a busy one.
With all of this time off comes a lot of time to think, and my brain has been on overload. I found my mental health was a bit of an issue for me at times. There were days when I couldn't stop crying, days when I didn't want to leave the house, and days when I worried about why my anxiety was acting up so much. I got very confused and was a little bit unsure as to what to do. However, in the last few days I've really picked myself back up and have done my absolute best to reframe my thinking and to feel more like me.
I've restarted my Miracle Morning practice but haven't been extremely strict on myself for timings or getting it all done within the first hour of the day. I've also started reading The Tapping Solution by Nick Ortner and have been listening to Operation Self Reset on iTunes. On top of all this I've been doing journaling each night and going to Yoga every day and, even though I know that some people find it very boring, it totally centres my mind. Doing yoga each day in a yoga centre makes me take it more seriously and I have noticed huge benefits. I feel like my whole energy has been readjusted and that I am looking at the world with a more positive outlook as a result. If it's something that you've been thinking of trying I urge you to give it a go.
Obviously I've still been reading. I've read a good few books over the summer and hope that I will be able to post some reviews in the coming weeks. However I have a shocking memory and so I might have completely forgotten what the books were about! I need to get my ass in gear and return to the blog properly so that I can continue doing what I love; writing. Even if people never read this I don't think it would bother me. I write for me and it is one of my main passions in life, so much so that I am hoping to start putting my thoughts down on paper soon and starting to write more fiction. It is something that terrifies me, writing. Funny how something you love can bring so much fear. I think that writing and allowing people to read what you've created exposes you to a certain amount of vulnerability. There's a lot of fear there for me with regards to criticism, and also with putting myself out there, but I need to get over that and start doing it because if I continue to think like that then I'll never go for it!
So that's my mini game plan; get back to my blog, live my best life, start following my passion and writing fiction. Sounds simple doesn't it?!
So when I'm getting this back up and running I'd love to hear what you guys would like to see more of? It may involve a bit of redecorating in order to get my head in the game! Leave a comment below and I'll take everything into consideration when I'm writing!