Hi Lovelies, long time no speak. Since I hadn’t posted a life update in a while I thought it would be a good place to start in the new year. As most of you know I live here in Jersey Channel Islands. It’s a small island between England and France, it’s got a lower tax rate so Finance is the main Job sector here. COVID of course had an impact here, however we were very much kept in our little Jersey bubble.
You’ll know from my Structure || MagpieMagpie in Isolation Post that we went into Lockdown for about two months here. In that time Jarek’s company went into liquidation and the uncertainty of my own job was lingering. Over that time I kept super busy and created a structure plan in my new normal. Like many of you, I also did a number of self destructive things like stalk people I used to know and compare my life. I read books on lifestyle, only to realise that the life we had created was far from the life we truly wanted.
Hi lovelies. Today’s post is another Anxiety Tips That Work For Me Post, is in collaboration with the clothing company Wear Your Belief. I’m so excited to be bringing you guys this post. as you all know, Anxiety is some I deal with day to day.
As you guys know I’m a huge believer in sharing my anxiety and the tips that work for me. Like people, anxiety comes is all shapes and forms. What works for me might not work for you, but everything is worth trying right. Don’t feel disheartened if my tips don’t work for you, just remember that my anxiety is probably very different to yours. There is no one size fits all. Try everything and anything and eventually you’ll find what works for you.
Get Out and About
Exercise is obviously one of the most beneficial for the body and mind, but I feel that the view of exercise has become distorted. If you are not doing loads of classes and spend hours a day in the gym you will achieve nothing. Personally, I disagree, walking; just getting out in the air is what works best for me. No pressure to do much just get out and walk.
It can be in your local area, you can get a bus and go somewhere with a view. You can walk to a destination or go free style. You could join a walking group or go it alone. As long and you get out and about you’ll feel the benefits.
1. Use Positive Passwords For Things.
Everyday we log into things, phone, computer, email. Where possible I try to use little positive affirmation. Jarek actually suggested this. I wasn’t sure what it would do, but I have to say it works!
If you try it let me know!
Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.
- Where possible I always check-in the night before, or 24hours if I can.
If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!!
I’ve had quite a tough year so far and I wasn’t really up for putting myself under extra pressure by doing lots of New Year’s Resolutions, but as I’ve started a new job this month and am feeling a bit more back to myself, I decided my New Year will start in June 2018 and so will my new habits!
Many of them are the same as 2017, I found last year to be one of the most difficult and damaging to my mental health and the start of 2018 wasn’t any better, but everything is on the up and I’m excited to step into my new role with positivity. Once I’ve started to put all of the below into practice I know it will give me the drive to create the life I’ve always dreamed of.
1. Get Driving Licence
This has been going on long enough and I hope in a couple of months to start studying, I’m gonna give myself one month of hardcore study and then book in my theory test. This might take a week, or it might take months, either way I’ll get prepared and I’ll aim to be ready no matter what happens.
2. Do Yoga Everyday
I’ve started back doing Yoga at home and I love it! It’s more for my Mental Health as opposed to fitness. I find we live in a world where people are cruel, mean and just plain wicked. Some think this should be acceptable, I can assure you I do not!!! To help me feel grounded and protect myself, I will be doing yoga every evening after work and in the mornings I will listen to positive affirmations.
If you struggle with your mental health, I urge you to try it. I started with the 30 day yoga challenge with “Yoga with Adriene” and I loved it!
3. Surround Myself with Like Minded people.
I’m a very social person and love meeting and chatting with new people. Over the past 3 years, since moving to Jersey, I’ve found it quite hard to connect with like minded people. This I feel is due to my current lifestyle so I’m keen try new things and join classes in the hopes of broadening my circle.