This week I’ve mostly felt like a hamster stuck in its little wheel. I tend to have a pretty good grasp on life admin and achieving my own version of work-life balance, but somewhere along the line, things have slipped. Tbh I blame Love Island 2019 starting… Thank God we’ve reached Sundaze, the best day of the week.
I mean, now I have yet another daily commitment. And at the wholly inconvenient time of 9pm!
But for the most part, I’ve felt like my plates are spinning out of control and so it’s time to claw some of my time back. As of the week after next, I’m going to slow my blog posts down a little. There’ll be new posts on Monday, Thursday and Sunday, instead of on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hopefully this won’t change things too much: I’m going to share everything I’d already planned in, just slightly delayed wherever possible.
On recognising burnout
Burnout is one of those modern-day ailments that nobody recognises except from our own generation. Years ago, I didn’t understand what burnout was until it claimed most of my head of hair and a horrific skin and stomach condition. Funnily enough, your body is always the first to tell you things are out of whack.
I’m about to hit burnout. Well, I would if I didn’t take some time to address it. I’m falling asleep the second I get on the train or the second I get home or the second I… You get the point. I’m also terribly stressed, trying to ensure I’m present enough and working enough and all sorts of ‘enough’. Well. Enough. I’ve had enough.
This coming week, I’m going to indulge in some quality downtime. A small dinner and a small nap after work. Love Island. And then a real sleep from 10pm. I’ve indulged a terrible habit since, well, I started my blog, where all my waking moments are spent reading blogs, working on my blog or thinking about my blog.
And the same applies to my business. I’m going to claim back some time doing things I love. Reading. Brush lettering. Running. Pilates.
Joining Move Your Frame
I joined Move Your Frame this week! I quit my home gym membership last month because it wasn’t working with my schedule anymore, and I felt so sad about it. Move Your Frame has been advertised heavily everywhere and I guess it worked! There’s a studio close to the train station I use to get home, so I’m hoping it works well with my routine.
It’s daunting, of course, to start new classes at a new studio, but I’m SO excited to hit the Barre again and to finally dip my toe in the world of Reformer Pilates! If you’re based in or near London and would like to try Move Your Frame classes, you can nab your first class for free by joining through my link.
Yesterday I headed over to the nearby town of Watford to visit the Boux Avenue store. The team kindly invited me over to preview their new SS19 collection, be fitted and have my pick of their lingerie. What a dream!
There’s really no greater luxury than shopping for new lingerie sets… Especially when you’re fitted — Boux Avenue pride themselves on an unparalleled fitting service; their sales advisors are each trained and qualified to do so! — and realise you’ve been wearing the wrong size for 14 years…
I came away armed with a wealth of knowledge and four new sets. Stay tuned to see what I picked up!
Links I’ve Loved
- Do you struggle to message people back in a timely manner? Jaye’s post documents the thought process behind never managing to hit ‘reply’.
- Anna’s California road trip post looked like an absolute dream and I’ve bookmarked it for future reference.
- If you’re also struggling with burnout and balancing everything, The Everygirl has you/us covered with 11 ways to feel like you’ve got your shit together.
- My girl Sian made a very exciting announcement! If you’re local to Hertfordshire, be sure to hit her up for your portrait needs — she’s nothing short of incredible.
Posts This Week
How was your week? Let me know in the comments, as always.