Let’s have a little look at what’s on my to-do list for this month with my April goals!
Make self-care a priority
I’m a bit behind with everything right now, thanks to all of the Pipdig drama taking over my life for the past few days. (I mean, I’m currently writing this post on the 8th April, rather than at the end of March, so… Whoops!)
Because of all of that cracking off, I’ve been incredibly stressed lately.
There’s been a lot of sitting at my desk, tearing my hair out of an evening, going right through until the wee small hours. I’ve been lucky if I get more than 5 hours sleep a night, usually less, so I’m starting to hit the buffers. Exhaustion is well and truly kicking in now, leaving me feeling increasingly run-down.
And what’s the best antidote to all of that? Self-care! So, it’s time to actually make at least half an hour every evening to something relaxing – as opposed to sitting at my desk for so long I can barely keep my eyes open.
Wander back to the Peak District
I can’t remember whether I said this in a previous monthly goals post quite recently (probably), but I would love to go back to the Peak District again. As a Derbyshire lass, it’s hardly like I’m that far away, is it?
I’d love to go back to Castleton and maybe treat myself to some Blue John jewellery. Or maybe explore Buxton, instead of just going there to hop on the train to Manchester. Or perhaps go to Bakewell to sample a Bakewell pudding! (I’ve shamefully never had one!)
My beautiful home county is ripe for exploring, and I’m going to take advantage of that for once.
Continue fixing the blog
Again, thanks to all of the Pipdig drama, I’ve had to change themes.
The upheaval’s left all of my old posts in need of a bit of tweaking to fit this new design.
I’ve reformatted about 30 so far, as a rough estimate, but I’ve got hundreds more to go through!
That’s my plan for the next few weeks/months… Honestly, what a mess we’re all in, eh?
We’ve also gone from pink with the old design, to blue, and then purple with this new one already. (And I’m still not 100% happy with it. Priorities…)
I don’t want it to impact too much on my ability to keep writing new posts, but if you could bear with while I trawl through 400 posts and tinker with them, I would eternally grateful! ♥
Make more memories & live in the moment
It recently occurred to me that I’m definitely spending too much time on Instagram again. When I fall into that trap, it feels like I’m suddenly a passive observer of other people’s lives, rather than getting on with living my own.
I’ve reduced my daily app usage limit for Instagram to just 10 minutes a day, down from the usual 30 minutes. Hopefully, it’ll make me scroll more ‘mindfully’ and less endlessly, and I’ll feel a bit better for it.
Instead of getting caught up in making Stories, I want to make more memories. Instead of living life through my phone lens, I’d prefer to live in the moment, as trite as that sounds.
It’s so easy to get sucked in, isn’t it? So, this month, I want to break that cycle of Instagram addiction.
Easier said than done, but I’m so willing to give it a try if it makes life more enjoyable!
What’s on your to-do list this month?
Enjoyed this post? You might also like: 2018: In Review, Why I’m Getting Sick of Creating ‘Content’, or maybe even Dealing With Instagram When You’re A Shy and Anxious Person.