I’ve officially been living in London now, for just over two months and I can’t believe how fast the time is going. I guess the saying is true, time really does go fast when you’re having fun. When I sit and think about the last few months, I realise that my 18 year old self dreamt of living in London. Going into central every weekend and living the city lifestyle. Sometimes I get so caught up in what’s going on right now and the future, that I forget how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown, even in the last three months. Earlier this year I had no time to think about myself and was just trying to cope with my grief and new responsibilities. So now to be able to take time to reflect back and really put myself first, has done so much for me. It makes me realise no matter what is happening, you need to prioritise and care for yourself first. You are the only one who can control your feelings, mood and emotions, and you can never under estimate the power of self care.
Being in a new place, in a new situation and new people, really makes you see everything in a new light. It makes you appreciate such small things. For me it’s spending those lazy days with my boyfriend, spending time with family on a Sunday evening and having them just a stones throw away. It’s the fresh air, the green fields and the beauty of your home comforts. Going to all the cute gift shops, garden centres and craft fairs. It makes me realise how much home holds a place in my heart, and also that I should never take anything for granted. It’s really made me see what makes me happy and what things I value in my life.
When your whole life changes so much, it’s takes you a while to realise what makes you happy and content everyday. What to do when you’re down and you need a pick me up, or just how to really relax after a long day. Self care is something I’ve been massively getting into and something that takes a lot of practice. Just knowing you and being aware of yourself is so vital to your success. Just knowing what environment you thrive in, both at home and at work. What days you work best, and what days people are best to leave you alone, for me that so a Monday. They are not my day at all. Or just knowing what makes you really you.
Since getting back into blogging and reading, I’ve realised they are two massive self care acts for me, in such different ways. Reading is a real escape for me, a way to just relax before bed and switch off from the world. Just sit in my bed and let myself enjoy a really good book. I think that’s why I love holidays so much too, because there’s always a book involved for me. Then there’s blogging, something which holds such a massive part of my heart. This blog is where my fashion journey really began and it’s grown up with me. It’s a place that’s mine and where I can really share anything and everything I want to with you all. It’s always my little project and makes me excited to keep developing and growing it.
So, all I’m asking of you is to make sure you think about you more and make time for the things you love to do. Whatever they may be, however big or small, do things that help you to detox and relax. Switch off from the world and most importantly just help you be a better person. Trust me you’ll thank your self for it and everyone around you will too.