The Weekly

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Good morning! Its Friday again so there is lots to be happy about. Plus we get to put our clocks forward on Sunday in the UK so bring on the longer days and brighter mornings.

Life

I’m starting to feel like I really need a holiday. Christmas break feels like such a long long time ago and I suppose now that we are heading into the last week of March it was. I’m really looking forward to the long 4 day Easter weekend in mid-April as I don’t have much holiday days left to take at work. BUT tonight I am hoping to finally book our flights to New York…yes you read that right! We are off to the big NY hopefully in June to visit one of my best friends for a little city break. We’re planning on a Friday to Tuesday excursion so we get to spend the weekend with her and a few days on our own too. I’ll definitely take my camera and I’m sure she’ll show us all the best bits of the city whilst we are there!

Work has been super busy with lots of changes happening and I admit I have been finding it hard. My anxiety is through the roof right now and it’s becoming a daily occurrence again. Do any of you suffer with it? I should be able to handle some of the work pressure I’m experiencing but anxiety makes everything seem worse than it actually is. I’ve been trying to take regular breaks, do breathing exercises when I can and only check emails at set times throughout the day. I’m going to be writing a blog post about anxiety and my experiences with it shortly so if you suffer with it too maybe we can help each other out?

I’ve also changed my working hours to 8am-4pm. So my slow mornings are now quite a bit shorter but I’m really liking the change. Its nice to get in early and leave early, I’m definately more productive AM time at work. And of course its nice to get home by 4:15pm!

On the positive side of things I’m still really enjoying my photography classes on Monday evenings and I feel like I’m getting the hang of Photoshop finally! April is shaping up nicely with a few celebrations, dinners with family and the upcoming Easter break at work. Roll on the 4th month of the year!

Blogging

I feel like I’m finally finding my feet with blogging. I get to a point where I run out of things I want to write and talk about and then wake up one day and have a list of idea’s I want to cover. I’m getting into the swing of regular themed posts too:

  • Mondays – Bits & Pieces. This is just a weekly post of photos from my phone. They are pretty random and usually from the weekend.
  • Wednesdays – Wonderful Wednesday. A weekly celebration of all the lovely things in life. There is a whole group of us (started by the lovely sallytangle) so search the #wonderfulwednesday on Twitter for more of the same.
  • Fridays – Coffee Morning Catch Up. Sometimes it’s nice to have no real structure to what you are writing and just letting the words flow. I love reading posts like these on other blogs and I really enjoy writing them too.
  • Instagram Roundups – These are pretty sporadic but I do enjoy being able to write a little more about the random photo’s I take on the regular!

Links Worth Clicking

http://myslumberingheart.com/2017/03/interiors-kitchen-tour/ – Kitchen envy via My Slumbering Heart

https://jessicaconstable.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/the-happiness-project-by-gretchen-rubin/ – A great recommendation from Jessica over on Jess’s Joys.

http://www.biancabass.com/essays/why-your-quarter-life-crisis-is-a-great-thing/ – Great words from Bianca Bass.

http://www.un-fancy.com/capsule-wardrobe-101/closet-tour/ – Closet tour over on Unfancy. Swoon!

http://www.workworkwork.co/2017/02/16/lets-talk-about-money-money/ – Talking money and Instagram over on WWW.

 

5 thoughts on “The Weekly

  1. mindfulhubuk says:

    Hi, I suffer with anxiety, although its way better since I’ve practiced mindfulness. It’s often worse when I’m busy or stressed at work which sounds similar to you. When I realise I’m getting anxious, i try to make some down time for myself, anchor myself in the present moment and also a three minute breathing space is great because the physical anxiety feelings are partly caused by the changes in our breathing aren’t they?? Hope that helps, Jo x mindfulhub.co.uk

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    • reynoldsmade says:

      Hi Jo! Thank you for commenting and sharing your experience with anxiety. I think breathing is the most effective way of coping with it too. I have a few guided breathing MP3’s on my mobile and sometimes take myself off somewhere quiet with them if it gets too much. I love your site by the way 🙂

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  2. jessicaconstable says:

    Happy Friday! Thanks for the lovely post, the shout out for my blog and the other recommendations! I’ve just lost an hour with a cup of coffee floating around these beautiful sites! Unfancy has given me SERIOUS wardrobe envy!

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