Can we just take a moment to realise that it is April already! I feel like January was only last week, not 3 months ago.
The scariest part for me is that April sees the start of a two month hibernation until my exams finish on May 25th. It had always been a couple of months, and then weeks away but now it’s here and I am writing this while nursing a hangover after my last night out with my housemates until post exams!
But first lets take a moment for reflection over March:
1) Well this one isn’t quite for March, but for lent I am giving up chocolate, sweets and crisps!
Well this is just hard! Anyone who knows me will know how much of a sweet tooth I have! I have had a couple of moments where I have genuinely not realised and cracked. I know it isn’t the point of lent, however on a different note it has shown me how important to listen to your body and to be balanced. I’m not saying that you should eat rubbish 24/7 and I definitely have been feeling better for cutting it (nearly) out, but just think about why you are restricting yourself. Balance is key.
2) Dedicate one evening a week to just me, no social media or distractions!
So I kind of managed this one. I created a strong rule with myself that when I am out with other people I didn’t check my phone at all. This helped me just to enjoy the moment and focus on being present with them.
3) Plan my workouts for the week in advance
I have to admit the gym hasn’t been my priority this month, I have felt rather run down and I have had a lot of events. Saying this though I had to schedule when I am going to workout to ensure I have time to and generally I have then planned what I was going to target.
4) Remember ‘you do you’
There have been a few personal moments this month where I have had to stick to what I believe in, even if that’s not what everyone agrees with. I know however I have been true to myself at that point and that’s what is important to me.
This is the first exam period that will actually run the full length. I know that I need to make sure I am looking after myself both mentally and physically so I can endure the period rather than treating it like a sprint as I have done in previous years burning myself out by the end. This months goals are based around this therefore:
1) Get at least 7 hours sleep a night.
2) Start planning for life after university – write a goal and aspiration plan.
3) Eat at least 2 clean meals a day.
4) Post a blog post at least once a week!
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Lots of flexinnn love