Sorry for the radio silence, sometimes life gets overwhelming and we all need a break. This year I’ve waved goodbye to goals and replaced them with intentions. For me, less pressure leads to a healthy mindset and actually, I’ve been able to manage my life a lot better.
My February Intentions
Becoming The Best Version Of Myself
We all have different aspirations, values, and intentions. But I pledged to continue to grow into the best version of myself this year. Last year (for the most part) my mindset changed. My anxiety became manageable, I surrounded myself with like-minded people, I focused on family and I took my health more seriously. I want to continue to challenge myself, educate myself, stand up for myself and look after myself this year.
Getting My PCOS in Check
The mount of PCOS awareness now is amazing and through that. I have been able to educate myself better on what is healthy for my body. I have been on various medications and pills for the last 7 years and towards the end of last year, I finally said no. I’m determined to manage my symptoms naturally and it’s going to take some time to see if this is working but I believe through the research I have been doing that it is very possible. If my symptoms worsen or I gain any new ones then I can always go back down the synthetic medical route but I’m really hoping I don’t have too. I ignored my health for such a long time and the warning signs my body was trying to tell me so I’m really proud of myself for the changes I’ve made so far. Any other PCOS – ers reading?
I love reading but rarely prioritise it. I’m sure I’m not alone on this! I was lucky enough to receive some lovely books for Christmas which I’ve been making a dent into, I intend to carry this habit on past January.I’m aiming for a book a month which is definitely manageable If I make my way through the stack of unread books I own, I have a pretty hefty reading list of books I that don’t belong to me too – maybe it’s time for a library card.
Reduce My Plastic Waste
The effects plastic has on our environment and in turn, our health is not a new problem, but it is a huge problem. I want to be more conscious about how my actions and choices are contributing to plastic pollution and how I can reduce my plastic footprint. Danny and have always recycled and although recycling is important, reducing our overall waste is crucial.
Permission To Fail
At the end of last year, I got pretty tough on myself. I beat myself up about goals I hadn’t achieved, I doubted areas of my life I’d excelled in. I was lost. As a result, I gave up and I ended up spiralling downwards. This was all because I put more focus on what I hadn’t achieved instead of the amazing things I had achieved. I can now look back on 2017 as one of my most life-changing years of my life so far and one that took me on an amazing journey. I’m giving myself permission to fail this year, to try new things, to say it’s ok to not succeed. We only fail when we try.
Have you set any intentions for this month or year? Let me know in the comments below how you’re getting on.