Holy moly! There’s only one more month left until we wave goodbye to 2016. How did the year disappear so fast?
I really feel like this is the final push to get everything done at the moment, plus we have lots going on in our personal life, which has made everything more chaotic, but every bit exciting. Annoyingly, I don’t want to reveal anything on here just yet in case I jinx it and it all goes horribly wrong. I’ve become incredibly superstitious since turning 30!
I’m actually writing this blog post on my iPhone while lying in bed listening to the sweet sounds of my sleeping toddler. I’m making a massive effort to slow down my mornings and make the most of what 2016 has to offer. As I previously posted, creating more space in my mornings has really benefitted my well-being, especially during busier times.
One thing’s for sure, I’m going to be using the festive period to not only give back and spend time with loved ones but also practice actions of selfcare and schedule in lots of ‘me’ time, which always seems to get neglected at this time of year. I’ve already booked in a manicure and pedicure as well as a hair appointment as a treat and reward for my achievements this year, which I think is really important.
This month has been pretty awesome in so many ways, including a trip to London to give a successful talk to an international brand and working on some new stuff for the blog that is coming your way in 2017. I’m really lucky to be doing something that I love so much as my job and I’m making lots of plans at the moment on how to make things bigger and better in the new year.
I’ve been making sure I’ve spent lots of precious time with my family after feeling like a total mama fail at a low point during this month. It’s such a struggle sometimes and I know this will resonate with a lot of you. The need to get stuff done with a child in tow can make you feel guilty because it takes you away from so many special moments and they’re not going to be little forever. I never feel guilty for wanting to work and help provide for my family, it’s more about the possibility of missing something and not being there. The there’s the anxiety of feeling like a failure because you can’t do it all. Ah, life!
Of course, there was the controversy surrounding the US election results. I think I made my feelings clear over on my Instagram feed. Although everything is still raw, I pray and hope that our sadly divisive world manages to heal itself, now we all need to come together and show our support.
Anyways, the most wonderful time of year is upon us and I hope that it helps to lift everyone’s spirits from what has been a bit of a roller coaster of a year. I’m spending some time today planning out how I’m going to make the most of the remainder of the year and how I’m going to manifest my intentions for this month. I do love a power planning session!