Dear Diary… February 2019: Recovery, Mindfulness and An Anniversary

Dear Diary… February 2019: Recovery, Mindfulness and An Anniversary

Happy March everyone! Spring doesn’t arrive for another few weeks but with the way the weather has been recently you would think it was already here! (Not that I’ve any idea what the weather is like as I’m still stuck indoors). That said, as lovely as it is to have clear blue skies, a gentle breeze and the temperature in the high-teens and early-twenties, I can’t help but be slightly worried about what this all means. Global Warming is happening right before our eyes.

 

So far this year life has been pretty quiet as I’ve been on bed/sofa rest but I went to the hospital earlier this week and I have completed stage 1 of healing and am now embarking on stage 2 which is all about the quality of the final heal. I’m allowed to put my foot down on the floor now but can’t bear weight on it yet – that’s something I’ll be working on over the next 6 weeks or so and hopefully in a couple of months I’ll be able to walk without the need for crutches. Fingers crossed! To be honest, I didn’t realise it was such a long process; I think I thought it would be a few weeks and I’d be up and about, but that’s not the case. It’ll all be worth it in the end though if it’s worked.

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Introducing The APFT Book Club

Introducing The APFT Book Club

I’m a little bit excited about this today because I’m here to tell you all about something I’ve wanted to do for ages and – finally – I’ve got it kicked off. My online book club!

 

In a busy, busy world it’s so important to slow down and take some time out for your own peace of mind, and – for me – reading is one of the best ways I’ve found to do that. Whether it’s an afternoon with endless cups of tea on the sofa as you lose yourself in a story, or a quick 15-minutes grabbed deep in the pages of your latest read on your commute home, reading is a great way to both exercise your mind and relax it.

 

Now, one reason I’ve never got on with book clubs before is that life happens and so I can’t always dedicate the time needed to keep up with the rest of the group. Or, I’ve struggled with the book that has been chosen and so lose interest. So, I’ve taken that mindset and decided that my book club is going to be different.

 

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Life Update – January 2019

Life Update – January 2019

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What a month it has been! I started this year with all the grand plans to blog more and I have a list of things I want to share with you, but that all fell by the wayside when I was booked in last minute for knee surgery. I had just a few days to get everything sorted for it and now I’ve had it done, I’m not allowed to stand on it for 6-weeks, so I’ve been stuck on the sofa/in bed since then.

 

Luckily my employers have let me work from home for this time period, so I’ve had no time to get bored but after spending a day staring at the laptop, by the time the end of my working day comes, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is spend more time on it working on the blog. So, I’ve been logging off and filling my eyeballs with watching films and reading books instead.

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Little Changes To Make 2019 Amazing

Little Changes To Make 2019 Amazing

First thing’s first… Happy New Year! 2019 has arrived and if you’re feeling anything like me, you’re looking forward to eating vegetables and drinking anything that has zero alcohol content again! It’s been a fun week or so but I am seriously ready to detox.

 

As cliche as it is, I like to take this time of year to reflect (as I did in yesterday’s post) and to look forward to the year ahead and what I would like to achieve. I stopped setting new year’s resolution a few years ago as I literally never kept to them, but instead I think about small, more realistic, manageable goals that I can add in to my everyday life and that I hope will benefit me. I did this last year and I have to say, I pretty much smashed it and all those little changes I made really did improve my quality of life.

 

So, with that success under my belt, I thought I’d do the same this year!

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The Year That Was – 2018

The Year That Was – 2018

All across the world today there are people, just like me, who are looking back on the year that has passed and ahead to the year that is to come. It’s the perfect time to review what you’ve done, what you’ve learnt and how you’ve grown as a person, and to begin planning adventures and intentions for the year ahead.

 

If you’re a regular reader of blogs you’ll be inundated with people clicking ‘publish’ on their own version of this post today, but I like to write these every year – they’re great to look back on as a way to gauge how far you’ve come. I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions as I know it’s pointless because I’ll never stick to them, and tomorrow I’ll be writing about my hopes for the year ahead (so be sure to check back to read that) but in the meantime – how was 2018 for me?

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