Oh, what a month it has been. It started off with the excitement (and a little anxiety) of having a new job and it is ending with self-isolation and uncertainty of what the future may hold. I hope everyone is staying safe and looking after their mental health as well as physical health during this awful time. This corner of the internet feels like my safe place and has slightly taken my mind off the pandemic and I hope it also helps you too, so go grab a cuppa and let’s get into my monthly favourites.
I have talked so much about how I don’t read enough and that I need to dedicate time for myself to unwind (that doesn’t include endlessly scrolling through Instagram or spending an embarrassing amount of time watching Tik Toks). At the beginning of March, I treated myself to an Amazon Kindle and it is by far my favourite purchase of 2020. Admittedly, I do have Gillian from GillianFinn to thank, as she massively influenced this purchase because of her amazing Kindle reviews. Kindles are so lightweight, making it so easy to carry around and I have been reading it before I sleep as well as during my lunch breaks. This month I have finished reading Louise Pentland’s second novel ‘Wilde about the Girl‘ and it was SUCH a good book and an easy read – I cannot recommend it enough!!
My New Job
So you may have noticed that I said lunch breaks in the paragraph above and YES I have a new job!! At the beginning of January, I found out that my hours at my old job were being massively cut and there was a big risk of redundancy. This affected my mental health a lot, I hated being at home all the time and worrying about financial stability as well as being alone with my own thoughts. On the 9th March, I started my new job as an Office Administrator for a property maintenance company and I am loving it so much. It’s so nice to be back into a routine (
prior to self-isolation) and finally earn money again as well as make new friends.
I am embarrassed to admit this but during self-isolation, I haven’t treated my body too well. I started the year by hopping on the ‘new year, new me‘ bandwagon and made a few healthier choices, but now the nation is in self-isolation I am guilty of saying fuck it and numbing boredom and worry with alcohol and comfort food. I don’t know if it is cheating by adding this to my monthly faves when I am only just starting, but I am trying to make much better choices and be mindful of what I consume. I don’t necessarily want to lose weight, I just want to reduce my alcohol intake and take care of myself by eating my 5 a day and making the most of my government approved 30 minutes of outdoor exercise.
Abbot Lyon ‘Moda’ Handbag
My lovely boyfriend treated me to the most gorgeous handbag for Christmas and I still cannot get over how beautiful it is. This handbag completes every outfit and is the perfect size for your daily essentials. Abbot Lyon has a wide range of accessories and the bag I have is the ‘Ivory White Moda Handbag Rose Gold‘ and is available for personalisation!
Having a Routine
Whilst being stuck indoors all the time with not a lot to do, it can be easy to waste away the day and try and make it go as fast as possible, but keeping to a routine has helped try and make things seem a little bit normal, despite the chaos. Every day me and Harry has made sure we wake up early and find jobs to do as well as nipping out for a little walk to get from fresh air. Gemma from GemmaaJaynee uploaded a post of how to stay sane during the working week and it includes so many amazing tips that have really helped me stay motivated to keep a routine.
March has been a rollercoaster of the month and my heart goes out to every single person affected by this fucking awful virus. Facetime your friends, stay indoors, watch YouTube videos that take your mind off it all for 20 minutes, and wash your freaking hands. Stay safe my lovelies, I truly hope we will all be stronger once this is over.
Until next time,
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