Tuesday, 6 February 2018

A Little Life Update



It has been such a long time since I did a life update for you guys, it may have actually been as far back as October last year, which is just crazy. I usually like to try and upload these posts every couple of months just to keep you guys up to date on what is going on in my life away from my blog. I think just by being so busy towards the end of 2017, Blogmas and then really struggling to get back into the swing of things in January. I just wanted to wait until I did another update post, until I was back into some form of good routine, so sat here on this very dull and miserable Tuesday morning, it seems as good a time as any to do a life update post.
Trying to get back into my routine
Once I am out of my routine I really struggle to get back into the swing of things. After having two full weeks off work at Christmas, I am still finding the early mornings hard. I am not a lazy person and I have always been an early riser, but once you break that routine, getting up at 6am when it is pitch black outside is one of the hardest things in the world. I am praying that I settle back into things again soon because I cannot be dealing with how stressed, tried and mardy I have been over the past couple of weeks.

Working out more
This year is quite a big one for me. In a few short months, it is my sister’s hen party, then I am going abroad on holiday, then the wedding and hopefully next year me and my other half will be getting hitched too. So, I have been trying to be stricter when it comes to working out, I am pushing myself and seeing the results and it feels good. It has been hell of a lot of blood, sweat and tears but I know it will be worth in the end. I don’t have massive end goals, I just want to feel a little more confident in my own skin.
Cutting down on blog posts
Some of you may have noticed over the past couple of weeks that the number of blog posts that I am putting up a week has gone down. I used to post daily, then I went down to posting every other day, now I only post once every three days. I still love blogging, but I just had to make it a little more manageable for me. This way, I can make the content better on the posts that I do upload, I am going for quality over quantity and so far, it seems to be working out well. I guess I was just a little over ambitious to start with, nothing wrong with that though I guess.
Running around like a headless chicken
I know that I have mentioned this on my blog over the past couple of months, but at the end of 2017 my grandad passed away after an incredibly short battle with cancer. Since then, I have been caring for my nan. As much as I love getting to spend time with her and I will always look after her and never think twice about it, it has had me running around like a headless chicken. Like I said, don't get me wrong, I will always happily help her out in anyway that I can, things have just been very hectic. I guess we all just have to find a new normal!
Hen party planning
Like I said earlier on in this post, in May it is my sister’s hen party and let me tell you that it hasn’t been bloody easy to plan. Finding something that everybody is up for, a weekend that suits everything and the with people dropping out, it has made it near on impossible. I actually exploded at one girl that dropped out, her excuse was that it was her mum’s birthday, which I understand. But, I told her about the hen party last August and she only cancelled last month, surely, she knew it was her mum’s birthday all that time. My anger had been building up for a couple weeks and she just seemed to get the brunt of it, I wasn’t a happy chappy. Things seem to be on track now, fingers crossed anyway.
Trying to be more social
I can be incredibly antisocial when I am in one of my funks. I could probably count on one hand how many times I actually went out with my friends in 2017. Recently I have been trying to make more of an effort with the people that I love. Even if it is just nipping in for a cup of tea after work, I am trying to put myself out there and be social able a little more often. Don’t get me wrong, if I had the choice between a cosy night in bed laying in my pyjamas I am going to take it over a night out, but I do want to make more of an effort. I will always be a homing pigeon though!
So, now you are fully up to date on everything that is happening away from my blog. Things are a little hectic, but I cannot see things calming down anytime soon, it is just about trying to find a new normal so that I can cope a little better and to keep my OCD on the downlow.
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  1. Great post, hope you have a good time at your sisters hen party!

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    1. Thank you, I am so worried about everything been perfect!

      Danielle xx
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  2. We all get anti-social sometimes but making the time to do other things always helps x

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  3. Daily blogging would probably get so overwhelming! Even every three days for me, so I think you're doing pretty darn good with that aspect! Being social tends to come in waves for me, as in sometimes I'll be super social for a few weeks and then I kind of go quiet. Even though I'm actually really shy, I prefer not being too alone. Lovely post!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean about being social coming in waves, that is me in a nutshell!

      Danielle xx

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  4. Oh gosh, I remember my friend planning a hen party- it's so ironic how stressful it can be but congrats to your sister! I think the best thing with blog posts is just finding the right balance for you. I know that if you do too much of it, you can loose the sense of enjoyment but consistency is certainly key for growth.

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    1. Exactly, I am just trying to work out what works for me!

      Danielle xx

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  5. Great post! I completely relate to how difficult it can be to get back to a routine. I've had a week off of work due to the flu, and I am dreading 5am on Monday morning! I cannot wait for the light mornings in the summer.

    XO Zoe | www.savagebeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know what you mean about the light mornings, it makes it so much easier!
      I hope you are feeling better sweetie!

      Danielle xx

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  6. Great post ! Good luck organizing the party
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    1. Thank you sweetie, I will need all of the luck that I can get!

      Danielle xx
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