I can’t quite believe how fast February has gone! Everyone said it would go really slowly for me as it’s the month before my due day but it’s sped by without me even taking a moment to breathe and look at what I’ve achieved, celebrated and enjoyed.
So this past week I’ve been thinking all about what I’ve loved the most about February. Sometimes looking back on the good can make you look forward with a positive attitude.
February has been a journey. Or should I say the end of many journeys.
- I finally achieved body positivity and now I love my pregnant body.
- I have been way more productive than January. Does anyone else find that? That February is so much more productive than January? January can be so over whelming. Diet plans being shoved in our faces. People setting new goals for the year, all the big surprises, engagements, babies and people making theses huge plans, you feel like you need to join in and sometimes your just not there yet come January 1st. Y’know what. Thats ok!
- Jack and I finally completed baby peaches room. Which makes me what him here more than ever.
- Last but not least, February marked the last full month of my pregnancy. I will defiantly miss the treats I have given myself on a daily basis. HELLO “share” packs of mini eggs and maltesers.
I’m not quite sure what spurred on this productivity this month. It could be writing down goals I wanted to achieve this month. Or maybe its practicing my meditation and positive thoughts more. Or maybe its a mixture of it all.
Positive changes I’ve made this month.
I started to use crystals. Now some of you may think, they’re a load of rubbish. How can a pretty stone bring joy, love, positivity, productivity, wealth into your life? If i’m honest I thought the exact same thing. BUT since reading more and more about them, and feeling like I wanted to give myself as many options to try and help with my constant battle with anxiety, I decided to give them a go and I’ve actually found them really helpful. I’m still such an ammeter when it comes to crystal healing however I can tell you now, if you find something that helps YOU then don’t let other peoples opinions beliefs and thoughts stop you from enjoying and using those things. As I learn more about them I will defiantly be writing a blog post about them as I have found them really helpful.
Another change I adopted this month is setting goals at the beginning of the month. I separated them into three categories. Blog goals. House goals and family goals.
Goals I set this month
My family goals included things like spending more time with friends. Inviting Jacks parents over for dinner for the first time since we had moved in (back in November, which is really naughty that we hadn’t had them round sooner but HEY! Life happens right). Taking my Dad and step mum out for dinner to say thank you and a little sorry for the lack of Christmas gifts this year, seriously bad daughter. Looking back I had some lovely cosy nights in with friends, enjoyed some gorgeous food with family and overall achieved everything I wanted when it came to my family goals.
My house goals included finishing off baby peaches room. Scheduling in cleaning days. Ok so this one sounds really bloody odd. Don’t get me wrong, I do clean/tidy everyday (for those of you who have a house you know how it is) but I really wanted to do some deep cleans, under the bed, under the sofa, cleaning out the cupboards and organising draws and clothes ect… I also wanted to finish off making our house more of a home. Can you believe it but I have actually done it! I completed every single one of my house goals and it feels great.
My blog goals included posting once a week. Scheduling tweets every day. Brain storming blog post ideas. Looking into my blog stats. Now unfortunately I didn’t achieve all of this. I didn’t schedule my tweets every day, and in some ways I’m glad I didn’t. It’s great for advertising your posts but it also means that the days when twitter takes a back seat in my life it looks fake. Now that just isn’t me. I DID manage to brain storm blog post ideas and write more often, which has given me so much content for the coming month. This has worked so much in my favour as I can schedule my posts so my blog doesn’t take a back seat when Baby Peach finally arrives.
Remember, every single pregnancy is different. Mine has been the complete opposite of what everyone “prepared me for”.
I can’t quite believe it but the last two weeks of this month I’ve had such a surge of energy. Everyone said “I’d get so tired come the end of my pregnancy”, can I just make a HUGE POINT HERE, that every single pregnancy is different. I actually wrote a blog post about how I’ve found my pregnancy so far which you can read >here< if you fancy it. Yes ok I have been going to bed at like 9/half 9 and sleeping all the way through until 6am and Mondays are always a bit exhausting at work. BUT and this is a big but, I’ve actually felt like my body has so much more energy. I think this may have something to do with me changing my workout routine again. Instead of doing an hour 2/3 times a week I’ve changed it up and started to d0 20 minute workouts 5 times a week. I feel like it’s so much easier to fit it in and I haven’t felt like I need to just crash.
Overall this month has been so productive and even though I have defiantly had my bad days, looking back on what I have achieved and the memories I made has made those bad day’s not seem to bad after all.