Life Balance Project: Week 7

If you are thinking “What on earth is a Life Balance Project?” Please read this post before continuing.

Its been a bright and surprisingly warm week, the hottest Valentines Day for 15 years according to the news! When this post is published I’ll be in a log cabin for the weekend with my family. I can’t remember the last time me, my parents and my brother all went away together so I’ve been looking forward to this for weeks! Its been a manic week at work so it feels well deserved. I’ve still been trying to focus on my monthly goals whenever I get a chance. Here is a reminder of my goals for February.

Well being: Make a self care plan

I know self care is really important but do I normally make time for it? Erm, no but I know I’m not the only one guilty of that! It’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness of life and self care becomes the thing that you’re going to do later. Problem is later never comes! I want to make a self care plan and actually follow it.

Relationships: Plan a get together with a friend

Its always great to have a catch up with a friend. Sometimes it’s another thing that will get done “later”. My relationship goal for February is to actually make the plans and catch up with a friend. 

Personal Growth: Start a meditation practice

I keep hearing how powerful and calming meditation can be. Its something that I haven’t really tried before because I’m busy and I’ll do it “later”. There’s a real pattern emerging in this post isn’t there? I was inspired to make meditation a goal for February when I read this quote: 

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day – unless you’re too busy; then you should sit for an hour.” – Zen Proverb 

Money: Establish a budget

Its time to get serious about my finances. The big goal way in the future is to buy a house. I have some savings but I need to grow them and I figured the best way to start is to be clear about whats coming in and whats going out. I started tracking my spending after Christmas, now I need to put a budget in place.

Organisation: Clear emails

Its one of those jobs that I put off because its so monotonous but is there anything more satisfying than an empty inbox? I have 3 email accounts so it may take a while but I know I’ll be so happy when its done! 

This weeks progress

My self care plan is starting to come together. I have a good idea of the kind of activities help me relax and what doesn’t! I’m also going to add in things that help me sleep better, eat better and socialize. We underestimate sometimes how important those 3 things can be to our well being.

I had my catch up with a friend last week and this weekend its a catch up with my family. I’m also planning a get together with another friend for later in the month. Its been a long time since we last met up so I’m looking forward to that.

I haven’t started meditating yet but I have been looking at different types of meditation. I always assumed meditation was sitting cross legged, trying not to think about anything but now I realize there are different ways. In the next week I’m going to try shower meditation, I can’t say I’m too busy when I’ll be showering anyway!

I’m still putting together my budget. Its the first time I’ve really made one so its a work in progress at the moment! I finally finished clearing out my emails. With 3 email accounts it took a while and more emails come every day. Now that I’ve cleared the backlog, I should be able to stay on top of it…

Here’s hoping!

Take care,

Hayley x

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4 Replies to “Life Balance Project: Week 7”

  1. Well done on clearing your e-mails, Hayley! Wow, 3 inboxes sounded like a mission, great job and good luck with staying on top of them all! Staying in a log cabin for the weekend with family sounds wonderful, I hope you all had an amazing time! I’m interested to learn more about shower meditation, I’ve never heard of that before but it sounds like something I could fit into my day easily! Thanks for sharing your update and have a lovely week! <3 xx

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