It’s obvious that I’ve been in a cranky little slump lately. Part of me just wants to burn my to-do lists and surrender. The other part of me is just alive with energy and passion to work on my future. Balancing these two feelings and making sure I have fun is proving very tough lately.
It’s time to ReFocus
The month of April is like a new beginning as everything brightens and blooms. It’s another chance to take the reigns instead of letting them take you down and that’s just what I’m going to do . . .
this is a HUGE missing piece of my life lately. I miss connecting with nature and moving my body. I don’t get that anymore and a lot of it is my fault. It’s too cold or I’m too busy ect. I miss the feeling I get before during and after I work out. I’m much more healthy and I feel good. I know i can’t expect to get on a decent schedule right away but 1 time a week of moving that brings joy is acceptable at this point. I currently don’t want to count the 2 miles I walk on school days as it’s obviously not the kind of workout I’m envisioning though I do enjoy my city strolls.
if you read my Balancing Money series, you know that I aim to save as much as possible while still living my life and going to culinary school. You will also soon find out that I kind of fell off the wagon in March and NOT getting my act together is simply not an option as I will be losing hours at work and working some days at another location without pay.
Self Care & Fun
When I admitted recently that I wasn’t having any fun, I consciously changed that. I went out on school nights and did more things I enjoyed. Unfortunately this came at a literal price of spending too much money and not getting enough sleep. I need to work on balancing this too. My self care rituals have taken a slight dip as well. I only broke the TV rule once which is a success in my book but I have been giving myself 10min of reflecting/meditating less and less. I find I do it only when I get to the point where I think I NEED it which is not the right way to go. I need to go back to doing this EVERYDAY 100%
I have so many exciting ideas and ventures that I sincerely hope to get off the ground and I’ve been filling some of my leisure time working on them. I also recruited the help of my sister Marie to assist me and will be having more "business meetings" to help.
My true foods health philosophy is always in the works. Im constantly changing and honing it until I feel I can preach it to everyone in the right way. I have a rough copy in the works that I will post in time. There are no new concepts, just health the way I do it. Eating intuitively, eating foods that are true and real, incorporating new things such as sea vegetables into my diet and forever creating and learning things to share. The more I embrace this philosophy, the better I feel and the more confident I feel about helping people with their own health. It’s taking a lot of time and a lot of times my efforts are thrown off track by life, but theres no time like the present to focus on.
For the next 2 days I will be celebrating my 5 year anniversary with Chris somewhere in the Poconos. We had our whole trip planned but it looks like we may have to make some changes due to weather closings. Either way, we are beyond excited to travel on a little road trip to a place we have never been together. We have the most fun when we travel! I hope to come back refreshed and ready to refocus on all of the above.