Totally inspired by the oh-so-amazing Anna, I sat down this morning thinking the world is my oyster. It's been a couple of very rough weeks, so many time I felt discouraged, without an aim, like nothing I've been doing for the past year and a half has ever made sense. I've been living in York for long enough to feel bored of this city. I've spent time with people I loved, I laughed with, I said goodbye to, I hugged, I kissed, I travelled with...but everything and everyone comes and goes, and you are left with nothing but yourself. At first I found it quite depressing, but then I thought that it is actually an amazing gift, we are wonderful and strong and determined, each in our own way, we have amazing potentials and we should get inspired by everything that surrounds us. We get to say goodbye to people, but instead of feeling sad about what we lose, we should be happy and grateful for the time and experience we've got with them. Every single thing we live and person we meet enriches us, makes us stronger and better. No matter what happens to us, the world is our oyster, every morning we can wake up and smile and live the day at its fullest. Because we deserve it. I don't like to make plans but I've decided to write down a to-do-list in order to recharge and regroup, to get my energy and my positivity back.
1. Declutter. It is not just spring cleaning, there is something about cleaning, organising things and getting rid of the unnecessary that really soothes me. Whenever I feel stressed or in a bad mood, I feel I need order in my head, I need to organise the space I live in first. There is something cathartic about it. The rule is not to overdo it, aim to simplicity not emptiness.
2. Revamp my blog. I've been neglecting my beloved blog for way too long. It used to be such a big passion of mine, and it still is, but I've just stopped blogging one day and hardly ever got back to it. This needs to change. Consistency will be my mantra! I am still into blogging, writing, being inspired by other web writers - although I don't have as much time as I used to, I want to try and get back into it. Pinky promise!
3. Detox. I am into health and fitness-y stuff anyways, so this is a good week to clear up my mind and be even more careful about what I eat and how much I exercise. Going to the gym, following some Yoga tutorials on Youtube or even just going out for a long walk.
4. Find time for your friends and family. Living far from home it is not always easy, sometimes I miss my city, my friends, my family and I feel I don't call them enough. Just grab that damn phone and do it!
5. Set goals and pursue them with determination. No matter what you do, do it for yourself first, you deserve your happiness.
I've been studying portuguese since my last trip there - totally in love with this language! That's definitely on of my aims, to improve my portuguese and pla another trip. And thanks to Carolina, from The French Fries as I've been learning a lot reading her blog. Go and check her out!
Ready? Ok, now wear your best smile, take your umbrella with you (damn it, forgot we are in England!) and head outside!