I’m a little late to the 2018 blog post party but better late than never, right?
The first week of 2018 was spent with a delightful stomach bug whilst my, very lucky, husband got to travel to Uganda with work. He then had to travel to India during the second week so I’ve been left to entertain myself/having the mothership round to entertain me.
2017 ended in a bit of a whirlwind. I handed my notice in at work and, as of 31st December, I’m no longer a primary school teacher. The ins and outs of that are possibly for another post, but let’s just say that being diagnosed with anxiety and depression by the doctor at the end of October probably covers most of those bases.
So, here we are in 2018. For me that means starting to look after myself better whilst also trying to find the illustrious dream job!
Things I’ve been doing to up my ‘self-care’ (is it just me that feels a bit wanky saying that?) are:
- starting to learn yoga.
- attempting to get fitter – Jonny took me running on Sunday morning – I am seriously unfit.
- reading more. My tbr pile is getting a bit out of control and I really enjoy the escapism of reading so the next challenge is to plough through that!
- cracking back on with the mindfulness; I’ve tried this before and found it helped but have fallen off the wagon so I’ve been enjoying creating a slightly calmer head space recently.
- stopping feeling guilty when I say no to something.
Happy, belated, new year everyone. I hope it’s a good one.