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Looking Back At April

by Lisa Jones
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Looking back at April

Photo by Bich Tran

Already?? Seriously, how are we looking back at April already? Last month just flew by!

Welcome to my next ‘Looking back’ post! If you missed the first Looking Back, the first post of each month will be a monthly round-up of the month before. That’s a lot of month in that paragraph!

So, let’s get into looking back at April, shall we?

What Did I Get Up To?

Nothing.

Absolutely nothing.

Thanks for reading.

The End.

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I actually checked back through my photos to see if I did do anything that I’d forgotten about, but nope. Honestly, April just went by in a blur of nothingness. And the less I do, the less I actually want to do. It’s a vicious circle.

Mental Health

My mental health (like lots of people I imagine) has been ALL OVER THE PLACE! I’m fine, then I’m not, I’m motivated, then I’m not, I’m hyper and full of energy, then I’m not……and you get the picture.

I’ve been having later nights, eating more, drinking more. It’s really not good for me and I’m suffering because of it. But do you know what? I’m not beating myself up about it. Lockdown is a whole new situation that I’ve never been in before. I’m going to make some mistakes and not know what I’m doing most the time (which is pretty normal for me anyway to be honest).

Little J

Another reason why my mental health has been so all over the place recently is due to Little J’s temper tantrums. No matter what me and Daz try to do, he has been;

  • Crying
  • Moaning
  • Whinging
  • Stamping his feet
  • Hitting
  • Headbutting (literally e v e r y t h i n g, doors, walls, windows, radiators, me, Daz….We’ve developed lightning-fast reflexes to stop him from hurting himself)
  • Throwing toys
  • Not eating or only eating cereal
  • Honestly, it goes on and on…

I don’t know what he want’s, he doesn’t know what he wants and all of us are really struggling.

I know it’s tough for him. One minute we’re out at groups and playdates etc. then suddenly he’s stuck indoors with only me and his dad to look at. To be honest, I think he’s sick of seeing our faces and I don’t blame him in the slightest.

It’s just so tough when you want to help them but you can’t.

Did I Achieve My Goals?

  1. Keep up to date with a blogging schedule – No
  2. Stop eating everything in sight – Really no
  3. Write up my new Monthly newsletter – Yes! I actually achieved this one. It was so exciting to send my first newsletter out. For those that signed up to it, I hope you enjoyed it! And if you want to sign up, just pop your email below:

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My Goals For May

  1. Look After Myself – I have not been taking care of myself as much recently and I’m finding everything really overwhelming. So I want to just take a bit of time every day to do one thing for myself. That might be some yoga, meditation, paint my nails, have a long shower, go for a walk etc.
  2. Actually keep up to date with my damn blogging schedule! – There is so much that goes on in the background of blogging, not just the writing part, there’s also keeping up with social media, coming up with new ideas, website maintenance, creating images – just to name a few. When I don’t keep up to date with my blogging schedule I fall behind and then lose motivation and you see the problem.
  3. Finish my blogging courses – I have signed up to some blogging courses the last few months which I haven’t completed (or actually started….) so I want to actually crack on and get those completed this month.

And that’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll do a bit better this month with reaching my goals compared to last month.

Thanks for looking back at April with me! Here’s to good things happening in May!

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21 comments

clairelomax2018 04/05/2020 - 9:58 am

I hear ya! I think we are all in a very similar position right now. It is scary and unnerving and none of us, children included really know how to react to it all.

Take your time, be extra kind to yourself and use your goals as a focus for the month ahead, but most importantly just do what you can while looking after you x x

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Lisa Jones 04/05/2020 - 12:07 pm

Thank you so much. You are 100% right! I’m finding it’s that I’m losing my way so much at the moment but I do need to just be kind to myself ❤️

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Jenny in Neverland 04/05/2020 - 1:36 pm

The beginning of this post made me laugh so much! April definitely went by in a massive blur, didn’t it? I can’t remember anything that happened and when I do, I’m not even sure that it happened in April. Could have been February? Best of luck on your goals! xx

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Lisa Jones 04/05/2020 - 8:28 pm

Thank you!
Ha ha yes, I’m the same! I could well have been thinking about February in this post in all honesty! xx

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Bexa 04/05/2020 - 1:46 pm

This post is so relatable, Lisa! My mental health has been all over the place lately, one day I’m motivated, the next I’m fed up… I wish I could find some balance! I’m also focusing on self-care, yoga and walks are keeping me (kinda) sane, haha. I think we just need to take each day at a time and do what we can. Hope this month goes smoothly and you achieve everything you want to <3 xx

Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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Lisa Jones 04/05/2020 - 8:41 pm

Thank you!
It’s a proper rollercoaster at the moment, isn’t it? Finding the balance is important but I’m finding it the most difficult thing right now too!
Hope you have a good month ❤️❤️

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Lindsey 06/05/2020 - 8:11 am

Good luck with May! It’s so hard being able to hit goals etc at the moment, isn’t it? My self-care has totally vanished the last few months and I don’t even have a toddler to deal with. I hope things calm down for you.

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Lisa Jones 06/05/2020 - 12:43 pm

Thank you so much! Yep, all motivation for everything has just completely gone out the window! Hope you have a good month! ❤️

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Lindsay Stevenson 06/05/2020 - 8:31 am

I love how realistic this is! (I don’t miss the toddler days!) I am a bad procrastinator but I’d hoped lockdown would make me actually achieve more. It hasn’t 😂😂
http://www.liveparentteachrepeat.com

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Lisa Jones 06/05/2020 - 12:45 pm

🤣🤣 oh no! Yep, I’m procrastinating more than ever at the moment xx

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Maisy 06/05/2020 - 11:31 am

Hun I totally feel you when it comes to eating literally everything in sight! I need to control myself haha

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Lisa Jones 06/05/2020 - 12:50 pm

Haha, it’s not good, is it? I have zero self control! xx

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Maisy 06/05/2020 - 1:25 pm

me too! I need to start buying only healthy snacks haha xx

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alimackin2013 06/05/2020 - 9:13 pm

Ah very inspiring and helpful to know I am not the only one, thanks for posting 🙂

Allie of
http://www.allienyc.com

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Lisa Jones 06/05/2020 - 9:14 pm

Thank you so much! Hopefully May will be a better month! ❤️

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Giulia 07/05/2020 - 3:34 pm

I’m trying to think what I did in April and the only thing that really stands out is sleep eat repeat. Don’t worry about the tantrums, kids outgrow them. He’s just protesting change, I have seen small children do this and once they realize that their tantrums aren’t getting them anywhere they stop and adjust. He just doesn’t have another way to tell you he’s unhappy about the change in his lifestyle and can’t regulate that frustration. Fun post, your sense of humour is wonderful!

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Lisa Jones 07/05/2020 - 9:03 pm

Thank you so much for your comment ❤️
Yes, eat sleep repeat sounds about right for me too!
I know I have a few more years of these tantrums yet. It’s probably payback as I used to have terrible temper tantrums when I was younger! xx

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Amanda 09/05/2020 - 2:34 pm

I totally feel you on the temper tantrums! So frustrating for everyone involved. Hang in there and defiantly keep up on your self-care!!

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Lisa Jones 09/05/2020 - 3:20 pm

Thank you! Feels like we’re up to one an hour at the moment! A nice glass of wine in an evening counts as self care, right? 😂

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Hannah Louise Blog 11/05/2020 - 12:05 pm

The beginning of this definitely made me giggle, as much as it’s been boring April flew over! You’re not the only one eating everything don’t worry!xx

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Lisa Jones 11/05/2020 - 6:16 pm

Time does seem to be doing something weird at the moment, doesn’t it?!
Glad I’m not the only one 🤣🤣

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