At the beginning of September, once the summer holidays were over and it felt like a 'new year' I did a blog post talking about my goals - here. I had been rather unwell over the summer with stress and I wanted to start taking more care of myself and making sure I found time for me.
So how did I get on - now we are two months into that 'new year', what have I been doing?
Well my first priority was moving our business out of the home office and into a new rented office. This took place late September and it has been absolutely the right decision. We are now settled in the new office and it feels so much better to 'go to work' rather than just nip out the back door in my slippers. I have been working a bit more just recently while we recruit a new office manager and although it has made me much busier I have coped better with the office being away from home. So all positive there!
Then with all that complete I got to take over the log cabin! I have had fun getting it organised how I want it.
I have a large storage room which is shelved out and I have purchased new storage boxes and I now have out of season clothes, handbags, shoes, photo albums, memory boxes, storage for gifts etc. I love it! Finally these things are organised and accessible. We don;t have a big house, we have a character cottage so storage space isn't great, this has really made me feel a lot less overwhelmed and it has enabled me to de-clutter too.
Then the main part of the log cabin has a sofa, comfortable chairs, a corner that is now 'my gym' and another corner with a desk that I can use for one off projects like doing my blog course or selling on eBay. I've also used the space to just sit and chat to friends on the phone or for Skype calls.
The ladders lead up to a sleeping platform that my husband made over the storage room so that our teenagers can use it when they have friends round.
I still have plans to make it cosier, new cushions, a rug, fairy lights but it is a work in progress and time has been a bit limited but I am happy that the main structure is all organised.
I've been back to exercise although I have not yet really started back to a proper routine but doing some weight workouts and lots of stress-busting walks in the autumn sunshine has been really good for me. If you fancy getting some ideas for workouts then take a look at my friends new Facebook page, Bev is going to do a guest post for me soon so she will tell you more, but I really love her content and helpful motivation and she is adding great workout ideas into the files section - Fifty, Fit and Fabulous.
I've not really got on with my blog course yet but once I have trained our new office manager that is something I want to do when I can have some quiet time sat in my log cabin.
I've got lots more to share with you over the coming weeks. More information on weights workouts, more nutrition and recipe ideas and of course lots of outfits and shopping tips.
And I am spending less time mindlessly scrolling social media - it has a role in my life but I am learning to be a bit more balanced about it - see my post on Sleep if you have't already.
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