How on earth is it June already? Seriously, does time get faster the older you get? Every time I write a looking back post can’t believe we’re in another month! Is anyone else completely shocked with just how fast time is going?
Anyway, let’s get into looking back at May 2021!
I WENT ON HOLIDAY!
Darren, Little J and I went on holiday! We spent a week in Cornwall, and it was just lovely. My sister, her husband and my three nephews, were also in the same holiday park. My mum, dad and auntie should have been with us on the holiday, but they couldn’t join us for reasons that I’ll explain when I’m ready.
It was so great to get away. We went swimming, played crazy golf, played in the park and visited Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm. The Farm was AMAZING! We got to sample all of their delicious ciders, take a tractor ride around the orchard, pet some animals and also got up close to a peacock!
I’ve actually been quite organised, surprisingly! I finished writing up all of May’s posts by the 13th of May, which is incredible for me. I’m normally finishing off the post the day before or the morning of the day it’s due to be published. I’ve also planned out my content for June, which I’m just in the process of writing up now. Pinterest is another story completely.
My mental health has been extremely up and down this month. At the start of the month, the changes that I started making had a positive impact. Something that really helped was the fact that I changed up my evening routine. Before I would blog until about 11, then watch TV and fall asleep watching some rubbish on my phone at about 1am-ish.
Now, I blog until about 10:30 and then do some colouring for half an hour or so. I then read a book for a bit before I fall asleep listening to a sleep story on Calm. My quality of sleep has improved, and I feel so much better and calmer too.
However, I did have a few days of anxiety and panic attacks. I’ve already started making changes and asking for help, so hopefully, this is just a quick blip!
The weight had been ever so slightly coming off. Until I went on holiday. We ate pasties, had scones with cream and jam, and I even had a few drinks!
I know that now I’m home, I could be doing more stuff to help speed up the weight loss, but with all the other changes I’m making at the moment, I’m not sure I could add something else right now! It’s definitely on the horizon, though, as I know how important exercise is to mental health.
What I’m Watching
Nothing! Where I’m now colouring and reading in the evenings, I no longer have the time to watch anything. Oh, I tell a lie. I get to watch whatever Little J is watching, and he is currently favouring a cartoon called Bluey. It’s about a family of dogs that live in Australia. It’s actually hilarious, and honestly, I don’t mind watching it! What has happened to me?!
What I’ve Loved This Month
Calm. This is, absolutely, my new favourite app! Massive thanks to Emily for getting me to sign up for this. The premium version is £29.99 for the year, which I understand sounds like a lot, but actually, when you consider how much it helps your mental health, it’s really not bad at all!
Calm’s goal is…”to help you improve your health and happiness”. The premium version does so much! It is broken down into sections to make it easier to navigate. There is a sleep section that is then broken down further into stories, nature, ASMR and more. It has some big names too, reading the stories, like Matthew McConaughey, Stephen Fry, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles and Idris Elba, to name but a few.
There are also guided meditations, music, yoga and more.
These were the goals I set in April:
- STAY CONSISTENT – Ummm. I’ve been better, but I’ve ignored Pinterest recently. I wish I had the money to pay someone to do Pinterest for me. It’s so good for views but creating and scheduling Pins bores me to tears!
- Start Meditating – Yes, Calm has a whole range of meditations that I’ve been more than happy to test out.
- Do things that make me happy – Yep, I’ve started colouring and reading, as I mentioned above. I forgot how much I loved reading. There was one evening where I thought I’d read for 20 minutes and before I knew it, an hour had passed!
No goals for June. I want to get my mental health back into a good place, and I’ve got A LOT of posts to write up, and I just don’t have time to focus on any extra goals at the moment!
And that’s it from me for now. Thanks for looking back at May 2021 with me!
Before You Go, Make Sure You Check Out My Posts From May:
- Looking Back At April 2021
- The Importance Of Gardening For You And Your Mental Health
- Mental Health Awareness Week Giveaway!
- What Does Self-Care Mean To You?
- Ultimate Guide Of Breastfeeding Advice For New Mums
- Is Home Waxing A Good Idea?