Getting Back On Track | Changes I’m Trying To Make Week #2

If you follow me on Instagram, then you will know that I’ve had quite a busy weekend. As someone who spends a lot of time at home, this weekend has been a bit wild because there have been a few celebrations going on.

Although I don’t regret a second of it, I do think it’s time to pull myself together and get back on track. A few weeks ago I told you I was trying to make some changes in my life regarding health, finance and general attitude.

Things haven’t been smooth sailing since that post – in fact progress is slow and almost non-existent- but I’m hoping you’ll join me today in getting things back on track.

EATING HEALTHY

One of my major goals for the last half of this year is to focus on what I’m eating. I have had a few little health issue recently and I’m just tired of feeling tired, sluggish and unhealthy.

I really want to focus on eating better, which for me means eating real foods as opposed to takeaways or fast food; eating more fruit and vegetables, and getting some movement in everyday.

As this weekend has been busy and fuelled by alcohol, I haven’t really been watching what I eat. Like I said earlier, I have no regrets about that because I’ve been so focused on catching up with friends, celebrating and meeting new people that I haven’t worried about what I’m eating.

But now, I’m feeling the consequences. In order to get myself back on track, I’m really going to focus on what I’m eating – making sure I’m choosing tasty and filling food that is healthy, rather than just grabbing a quick snack.

DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE

Over the weekend I try not to do much work just so I can have a good work-life balance, so its not that big of a deal for me to not do anything productive over the weekend.

But a combination of drinking, eating bad food and then feeling poorly has meant that I have spend a lot of time being immobile this weekend. If you know me, then you know that I hate being unproductive for too long.

Even taking some time out to clean, organise my stuff or simply get myself ready are small ways that I can be productive today. I have pushed myself and got some work done, which is always my number one priority so I’m already feeling pretty good about this one.

GETTING OUTSIDE

The weather is the UK has been wonderful over the weekend, yet I haven’t really spent any time outside.

If I spend too long indoors, which is where I am all of the time, I start to feel a little… stale. I genuinely feel weird and know that I need to get some fresh air.

Today, and hopefully for the rest of the week, I am going to make sure I get outside even if it is only for an hour a day. I’m going to try take myself for a walk today and just be outside.

I find being outdoors can clear my head, as I just allow myself to daydream and think about every little thing.

If I do this too often when I’m cooped up in the house, I tend to feel stressed and anxious. But for some reason being in the open air, and moving my body at the same time, I always come away from these little thought sessions fresher and more prepared to tackle the rest of the day.


How do you get yourself back on track? 

Also, if you’d like to share what you’re currently working on right now – whether it is a work project, exercising, new hobbies – I’d love to know how it’s going for you!

Speak soon,

Rachael.

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