July is here and even though my favourite season is Autumn, July is without a doubt my favourite month because it's my birthday! Although I'm turning 27 this year and have only done one of the things I said I'd do by 25 I'm strangely optimistic! I don't like setting rigid goals as that's just a route to feeling guilt if you don't achieve them, I think it will help me to set a bit of a strategy each month! So here is July's ...
Put my mental health first.
In July I am going to be 100 percent selfish. I'm not going to agree to things I don't want to do and I am going to take some me time. My anxiety has got to a point where I am sitting on my break at 3am and I can feel my heart racing and its telling me something horrendous has happened to my husband. I am walking up 3 or 4 times in the night sweating and my heart racing for no apparent reason. I am going to try and make a doctors appointment but I am also going to do a lot of self care.
Daily Yoga/ Stretching
If you read my last post you will have seen that at the moment I am pretty scared of my own thoughts and it is putting me off meditation, however I signed up for the Yogaia service and am planning to do a 10-15 minute stretch or yoga session in the morning as soon as I wake up and also just before I go to bed!
Daily Symprove and Supplements
I have been doing a lot of research into the things my gut needs to try and heal it. As I am sure everyone who reads my blog is aware I suffer from IBS-D and obviously with my anxiety being so bad recently it has a knock on effect on my gut! I am cutting out insoluble fibre as I have identified this as a massive trigger, and taking a daily shot of Symprove. I also take vitamin B complex, vitamin D, zinc and omegas.
Meal Planning and Recipes
I have been terrible at planning my meals recently, and we tend to end up going out to eat or popping to the co-op more often than I would like to admit. Now I am armed with a list of foods I want to include daily in my diet (oats being the big thing I want to eat more of) I am going to start meticulously planning my weeks. I am on the hunt for quick and easy recipes I can make in under 20 minutes for before night shifts so if you have any ideas send them my way!
Make the most of weekends.
Since spending a spontaneous weekend in Skegness with Tom I realised the power of a good weekend to relax and recoup. I always see the saying A Sunday well spent brings a week of content on instagram and I have never seen just how true it is before. I want to spend Sundays baking and cooking and watching crap on telly. I want to go to car boot sales, tea rooms, parks. I am also considering a social media blackout at weekends ... but don't hold me to that!
So there are my July Goals! What are yours?