Hey Everyone! Long time no speak, how are you all? As always leave me a comment below and then we can connect 🙂
Yay for another lovely link up with the lovely Sheryl from A Chronic Voice. I always love these monthly prompts and find it such a joy to read others.
Let’s get started 🙂
Here are this months prompts (above)
I would say that this month I have been marvelling at the fact that I’m going to be attending the MS Society Awards 2018 as a finalist… Even just typing that shocks me.
I still don’t know who or how I was nominated, and I still sometimes think, why me? I write on here, connect on social media and create me YouTube videos because I love to do it.. I love talking about MS and giving MS a voice to people who have no idea what we have to go through every single day and how strong we are to remain so positive also.
My passion and dream is to one day become a spreaker or writer on more of a full time basis — that’s definitely the dream but for now this is the main thing that I’m marvelling over.
Lol. Well with still working on reduced hours (I’ll be talking about that in another blog post) I’m not really getting much money to splurge on things (apart from my weekly grocery shop, for me that’s always exciting to receive 🤣)
For me… I’ve been splurging “time” and “energy” recently. I’ve been spending time with friends and family having wonderful times, however I have felt recently that I’ve “spent up” and now need to work on increasing my energy and time levels back up again. It was all so worth it though and being mindful to my body I knew when I need to have little breaks.
Recently I’ve been continuing to slowly build up my hours at work. I’m now working 5 hours a day 4 days a week and I will be honest… Its been a little tough to adjust to, however I know with time it will get better and I’m so honoured and lucky to have such s supportive work team and manager who allow me to do things in my own time. And I’m really proud of myself for achieving this and still remaining strong and positive throughout 2018!
I’m also continuing my motto of “Not My Problem” I know some of my other lovely friends and followers are using this motto — it’s really great and I find it’s really helping me!
And finally continuing to love each and every day, one way or another. Of course there are times when we get angry, upset or frustrated… However there is ALWAYS one thing to be happy about in ever single day! Even if it’s something really small like.. ‘you had a rubbish day at work, so you treated yourself to a delicious dinner or watched your favourite TV show” these are the things I talk about. 🙂
Now, there a couple of things that I’ve been trying to balance this month and one is going well…
Work like and home life with a chronic illness
Since I’ve been working four days a week, I’ve noticed that I’ve been able to have more of a an actual life! I’ve had the energy to see friends, go shopping and hang out like I used to because I’ve had that extra day to just rest my body and mind.
I feel like I actually have that work/life balance with a chronic illness.. when I was working full time 5 days a week, I was miserable, depressed and all I knew was… Work, home, sleep and repeat. I would be utterly exhausted when I got home and I found it so hard to manage my home and work life. But now.. things are definitely better and I’m much more happier inside and out!
The thing I haven’t been balancing recently is my blog — the thing I love so much which is writing.
I know I will get back to it, I just need to allow my body to adjust to these new hours at work.. I’m still in the stage where when I get home all I want to do is sleep.. but I know like I said before that will get better and then I’ll be back to making more regular blog posts 🙂
This month I’ve definitely been investing in “time for me” making sure I have self care or self love days everyday. That doesn’t have to be anything too mental.. to me a self love part of my day is relaxing with George and watching “My Virgin Kitchen” on YouTube while we eat dinner.
You can invest in a lot of things but I believe that investing in yourself is the most important and we could all find a little more time to do that 🙂🧡
And that everyone is my April monthly Prompts 😊😁😄 I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them 😊 I’m going to head over to Sheryl’s blog and see if anyone has linked their prompts to it.. if you haven’t then let me know so I can read yours too.
I hope you have a wonderful week and weekend.
Lots of love