Finding My Way Back To Mindfulness & Getting Excited For The Things To Come
Hello my lovelies, I know it’s been a while and I’m really sorry I’ve kept you waiting. Although I was so excited for autumn and winter time and had many content ideas for that period, half way through October I completely lost my mojo. Not only blogging wise but also for other parts of my life. I wasn’t at a good place, lost sight of my uni work and couldn’t find the right mindset to create the kind of content that I wanted to see on this page. When I felt a little better my top priority was (and still is) to get myself back on track, so I abandoned my blog a little bit more. Of course I wasn’t completely offline, I still tweeted a hella lot and posted on Instagram sporadically (follow me, if you want to help me beat that f***ing algorithm haha) but today I finally found the will to get back to my blog.
We all know that the bad times are usually followed by something good, so these past months gave me the time to reflect on my goals for the year ahead and about all the changes I want to happen to make 2018 my bitch. I know there are mixed opinions about the old “New Year, New Me”, “setting goals”, “making resolutions” kinda jazz but for someone who seems to fall off track quite frequently and can use any kind of opportunity to get back on, reflecting on the past and visualising all the things I’m excited for in the near future never fails to motivate me. That’s why I wanted to type up this little post and also to give you an overview of what’s happening in my life right now and what’s to come in the future. Fake it until you make it, right? I know we’re now 3 month into 2018 already so this isn’t really going to be a “New Year, New Me” kinda post anyway, but for anyone who hates setting goals and resolutions you’re very much appreciated but the following might not be for you. Everything is easier with a plan and once you’ve written everything down the motivation and excitement will follow. Until they don’t anymore but then you can always go back, read your excitement filled words from a much more motivated version of yourself and remember why you made this list in the first place.
LET’S GET STARTED
Changing my degree & getting into LAW SCHOOL
The most current and exciting but also a little bit scary thing that’s going to happen very soon is me starting law school. This was something I had to think about a lot as I already started my psychology degree and although I want to finish that one in the long run my main focus will be on studying law. So you can definitely call it a change of degrees, which is pretty scary on its own already. Another thing I had to think about was my age, haha. I know I’m not that old but starting a new degree at 23 that could take 8 years and is one that takes the longest to study in Germany I had to think about this quite a while. But I came to the conclusion that I really want to do it and what’s a few years when it’ll make me happier after all, right? As someone who studied from home the past years I’m so excited to finally have a schedule and lectures to actually go to and appointments to leave my house for. Sounds like I’m the most boring person ever but it’s everything to me right now and I can’t stop smiling when I think about it.
Finally visiting LONDON again
London, my love. Last June I visited one of Scarlett London‘s blogging events in London and had the best time there. So when Rosie offered me to stay at her place with Lauren and Lucy and visit this year’s #BlogConLDN together I couldn’t help myself and bought the tickets straight away. We then started a WhatsApp group chat to sort out logistics and our plans for the weekend and since that chat now turned into a never stopping conversation about literally ANYTHING I’m now even more excited to meet up with these lovely ladies and spend an amazing girls weekend together. I also hope to meet some other girls for coffee, brunch, drinks or anything in between on the Friday before or at the event itself. If you’re going to be in London that weekend, hit me up!
Building a ROUTINE
I already talked about this above but I thought it deserves its own paragraph. I’m someone who is really bad at holding a routine but at the same time I don’t really function if not sticking to one. So with the upcoming semester and uni schedule I’ll finally be able to get into a proper routine and I already know how amazing that’s going be for my MH and general motivation levels. I’m already working on it by getting up earlier in the mornings, having a good breakfast and tracking my water intake (I’m the worst at drinking enough water). Another thing that get’s me really excited about finding my perfect routine are different planning and organisation tools which I want to write a whole other post on, so please let me know if that’s something you’d be interested in (I mean I’m gonna write it anyway but still).
Stop neglecting my BLOG
This is something very close to my heart as I love my blog and started it in the first place to have something to be creative on and set away time for myself to do something that makes me happy. Seeing how I’ve neglected it for so long makes me very sad as it shows how much I’ve avoided looking after myself and practicing self love aswell. Sitting here now writing up posts, brainstorming ideas and getting all of these thoughts out while listening to my favourite tunes already makes me so happy and I can’t even describe to you how much I’ve missed it. So I pledge to myself, to my blog and to all of you that I’ll be better this year. I know it’s ok to have a little low once in a while and skipping the odd post here and there but let’s not make it 5 month the next time, shall we?
Looking after my MENTAL HEALTH
Last but by no means least I want this year to be the one where I focus on myself and on being healthy in all aspects of my life more than ever. I’m not going to go into my struggles in detail here but I’ll let you know – and you might be able to relate – that I want, no I need to get this sorted and I’m determined to do anything that it takes. I thought to myself although we’re already 3 month into 2018 there’s still plenty of year left to make this happen. One of the most important things I’ve learnt in my MH journey is that you have to accept failure and use it to learn and let it give you the strength to get back on track instead of letting it drag you further down. Two years ago I was really good at practising mindfulness and self love and it’s a concept I believe in strongly and I’m 100% certain that it’s seriously effective if done regularly. Somehow I still let myself lose track of it and eventually even stopped practicing it all together. I notice how huge the effect on my mood and general stability is and that’s why I need to get back into it. My bf’s sister gave me a really great book with many mindfulness ideas and I rediscovered my calm app which I’m going to use for integrating meditation into my everyday life to start this journey off. Please let me know if you’d be interested in specific content on this topic as it’s something I’d love to touch on more here.
OMG it feels so good to have finally completed writing up a post again and I can’t wait to hear what your thoughts on these topics are. What are you looking forward to? Any travels planned or maybe a new job? Let me know in the comments below or tweet me if you like to!
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