Can we put the brakes on this year!! I know it has been a crappy one for most but wow the days are whizzing by or maybe that’s just me!?!
October has been much the same as September with work coming in from all angles which makes me very happy, at times I struggle to keep up with requests so try to calm my chaotic mind by making lists and using stationery to help me make sure I don’t miss anything.
When I want something in life I can be quite laser focused on it and often the thing I want most doesn’t come to me, I read lots of books and follow people who talk about the Universe and vibrational energy and they all say that if you try to force something to happen then you tend to do the opposite and push it away (vibrationally speaking) and I know that in the past I’ve been guilty of this! However, now it feels like I have other focuses and the work is flowing to me naturally which feels greats.
I’ve never found a diary that does all that I need so a few years ago I created my own yearly & monthly sheets. The yearly sheet I put on my wall by my desk, I use it for when I need to find dates in the past or to come and I cross off each day as it goes by.
The monthly sheets I have on my desk and use this as a calendar if it’s not written on these sheets, it doesn’t happen, I do use my outlook calendar too that syncs with my phone so that I can make appointments when I’m out and about, I know having two calendars is dangerous as appointments could be miss, however, I have got into the habit of cross-referencing them to ensure nothing is missed on a daily basis.
Here are the sheets for 2021 (with UK bank holidays highlighted), you are welcome to use them and adapt them for your own use.
Exercise wise has also been a bit up and down, I haven’t managed to get to the gym as much as I would like as I’ve been working some days in a client’s business which means if I want to go in the mornings before work I have to be super organised with everything to makes sure I get to work on time!! Sometimes I can do this and other times all the rushing about stresses me out so I give the gym a miss. I never feel guilty or get upset about missing a workout as I know that when the time is available I’ll get to workout.
Things are still going well with the guy I’m seeing, we’ve squeezed in a few more dates which have been fun, we get on well and although we are very different we have a very similar outlook on life and enjoy some of the same hobbies, I can’t convince him to try Crossfit though and he hasn’t convinced me to try a triathlon (I’m not getting on a bike for no-one!!). We are as mad as each other so encourage each other to do things, the picture below is a cold windy day at Anderby Creek (Lincolnshire) where we thought it would be fun to go sea swimming, I haven’t laughed so much in ages and yes the North Sea was bloody freezing but we got ourselves dry and warm and got a delicious lunch at The North Sea Observatory and went for a walk along the coast path to work it off! It was a proper day off from work for me which is something I haven’t done in probably 10 years!
So hopefully things will continue to develop!!
As the month ended we were given the news that England was going to go into another lockdown to stop the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) from Thurs 5th Nov until Wed 2nd and while watching the news briefing on TV I shed some tears about the current situation as I’ll admit I’m scared for the future. As much as I like being at home on my own and find ways to keep myself busy I worry about my ability to make a living (as I’m sure millions of other people are too) as well as not being able to see my family and friends.
This being said I want to make sure I use this time to work on the business, it’s something I always plan to do but often paid work takes priority and the business development work slips down the to-do and never gets done, I’m determined that this will stop and that during this time when work might be quieter I can get into a routine/habit of doing business development to move the business forward. I started doing this a few months ago then work came flooding in so it stop dead, time to pick it up again and run with it.
So I decided that I was going to do a lockdown challenge during this period to help me stay focused on looking for the positives each day!
As October came to an end I reminded myself that I HAVE the strength within me to overcome anything this world throws at me and to make the most of each day!!
Stay safe, stay well and see you on the other side.