Monthly favourites – June

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June has been a quiet month, but none the less a productive one..

It’s been one of those months where, not much happens and it feels like forever ago but has also gone by in a flash, you know?

Anyway, I’ve been trying to get the most out of every day and become as productive as I possibly can (whilst still being in lockdown). And I’m pleased to say, June has been a very good month..

Netflix 

I’ve been rinsing the contents of Netflix for all it’s worth these past few months.. and honestly, it’s been one of the things that has kept me entertained during this whole time (within reason obviously). But I was starting to struggle with what to watch, then a few days ago I came across Shameless, the UK version. I’ve been searching for the longest time trying to find somewhere I could watch all the series’.. but I could not for the life of me find it anywhere. Then to my surprise, there it was.. on Netflix. So yes, as you’ve probably guessed, I’ve been spending any spare time I have, binge watching it.. I just love it!

Mental health 

I always feel like it’s good to share how your mental state is (well I like to anyway). I’m forever talking to my family about how I’m feeling and asking how they are feeling too. But I’m happy to say, June has been a good month in terms of mental health. I guess you could say I’ve finally got used to the current situation and have had the time to work on myself and allow myself to become happy and content again.

Motivational speakers 

I’ve never really been one for motivational speakers.. up until now. I guess this is another thing I’ve been able to put some time into during lockdown. I’ve started listening to them quite regularly over the past month or so, mainly on YouTube and Spotify.. there are so many amazing videos. Just stick on your headphones, play something you’re interested in and go about your day. I like to do this when I’m cleaning and tidying, this way I can hear everything being said and without even realising, I’m taking in all the good motivational words that then in turn benefit my life.

Vision board

I heard about vision boards a long time ago now (at the very beginning of my self help journey). But for some reason, just never got round to making one. The main reason being, my room is only small and it is supposed to be placed somewhere you can see it every time you enter the room. So I just gave up on the idea, until a few weeks ago. I decided to make a vision board but using the one place I know I will look on a daily basis.. my phone. I made a folder in my photos and added all the things I would have included on my actual vision board, to that folder. This way I can look at it daily and it is all right there in front of me.

Pandemic 

Like I mentioned before, I’m trying to make the most out of this time, which includes seeing things more positively. So as far as the pandemic is concerned, I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. Things are slowly (and I mean very slowly) starting to look up. The country is starting to move a little more now and things are starting to get back to normal.. ish. This being said, it is giving me hope that one day soon, we might be able to live normally again.. well a better normal than before, but you get what I mean.

Family 

I’ve missed my family terribly throughout this whole pandemic, it’s been for the safety of us all and everyone else but at times it has been tough.. so this isn’t me complaining. But my family all live close by so not seeing them for what feels like forever can be extremely hard. I’ve taken absolutely no risks that could have put me or anyone else for that matter in harms way, but you can imagine my excitement when it was decided that we could see our family and friends (providing we are in an open space, like a garden and that we follow strict social distancing rules).. which we have all definitely been doing. But it’s been nice just to see their faces, even if it is from a distance.

Next step – Houses

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’ll know my next big step is buying my own home. So being at home so much has given me the perfect opportunity to decide what I really want (house wise). I’ve been spending most nights searching online through houses that are available to buy. Really looking into what I would like for my first home. It’s exciting and the aspect of buying and decorating my own home has been one I have been enjoying very much.

New books

Well you all know how much I love reading, so it’s only right I keep on buying more and more books to keep myself entertained right? So I’ve been doing some research on new self help books and found quite a few I would like to read. So yes, I’ve been placing quite a few orders on Amazon these past few months. I’ve built up a bit of a collection, but I’m sure you will hear about the individual books in the coming months.. book reviews are my thing.

Online shopping 

I never actually realised how much I loved online shopping, until it became my only option. Some clothing shops are open now and have been for the past week, but being in a high risk family, venturing out into shopping centers isn’t up there on my list of priorities.. so online it is! I can sit for hours on end searching through clothing sites and mentally putting outfits together, it’s one of my favourite past times.

 

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