OMG Hi! How are you? How was your New Year? Yeah, sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately…
That’s pretty much how every conversation I’ve had with friends this month has been so I thought it was fitting to open this post with too!
I’m just going to be honest and say I don’t do well with this time of year – the shorter days, cold and dull weather, just get to me and makes it really hard for me to get motivated about anything.
I also feel like I put a lot of pressure on myself to do the whole ‘New Year, New Start’ type thing and end up setting myself far too many goals that if I don’t start making some headway with straight away I end up feeling like I’ve failed (I know how silly that sounds but I’ve come to learn that its just how my brain is wired and I need to learn new ways to manage my expectations, its a work in progress)
I’ve got so many ideas in my head and great information to share with you all here on the blog (and other new sites I’m working on) but I just need to find a way to organise them all those thoughts and ideas into nice neat boxes that are easy to deal with.
I’m so frustrated by the way my brain works at times but I am actively trying to find new ways to help me feel more motivated and productive whilst still managing my expectations of what I can actually and realistically achieve.
One of the things that I think will help me is diversifying the content I share here on this blog, I’ll still be focusing on money as my main topic but I’m also going to add in a bit more personal content and share other things that we’re up to and working on.
I’m hoping it’ll help my head feel less cluttered but also help me celebrate the smaller everyday ‘wins’ and just general happy life stuff that I have a habit of glossing over and forgetting whilst working towards a bigger goal.
The whole idea of blogging is that it’s like a bit of an online diary and I want to start recording and remembering more of our life rather than focusing on the big milestones as they can be few and far between and there’s a lot of life that goes on whilst you’re getting there!