Blogtober 20th

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Its the 20th of October which means it is also the twentieth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 19th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

Getting things done in the house and completing a few tasks that I have been putting off has made me feel enthusiastic today.  It’s been good for my headspace to finally get some things ticked off from my list that has just been dragging on for weeks.

  • What drained me of energy?

My friend came down in the afternoon and we had a little Birthday celebration including a lovely Indian dinner.  Unfortunately, my eyes were bigger than my belly and I ate too much which really drained me of energy and I was in bed by 10:30pm and fast asleep not long after!

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that if I can identify why I dislike doing something and then try to identify the positives and how it will make me feel afterwards then I can get tasks done a lot easier and not put them off for so long.

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Blogtober 19th

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It’s the 19th of October which means it is also the nineteenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 18th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

I was made to feel enthusiastic by the fact that the day was Friday!  I have had what feels like a long week and have some plans I am looking forward to over the weekend so I was glad to wake up to it being the last day of the working week so I can concentrate on my plans and projects over the next few days!

  • What drained me of energy?

I decided to try and be more cheerful in work today and tried to make an effort to be happy and not let anything get to me much.  That saying of “fake it until you make it” kept going through my head and on the exterior, I was trying to appear upbeat and cheerful but inside I was groaning and just wanted the day to be over.  It was exhausting.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that I just can not plaster on a smile if I’m not feeling it as it seems even harder work than just going with how I feel.  I’m sure I would be a terrible poker player as my expression would give me away, either that or after an hour I’d need a laydown and a nap for a few hours!

Bloggers Blogging for Blogtober

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As you know, I am taking part in Blogtober, a blogging event which sees bloggers challenging themselves to post once a day for the whole of October, but it’s not just my blog that is taking part, there are a whole host of other fantastic blogs that are undertaking the challenge too!  Today I am sharing a few of the blogs that I follow who are taking part too!

Please pop by and see what these bloggers are doing for Blogtober and say hi!

If you would like to be added to my Bloggers Blogging for Blogtober list then please leave your link in the comments!

Blogtober 18th

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It’s the 18th of October which means it is also the eighteenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 17th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

I drew the winner for my Bullet Journal give-away early in the morning and I was really enthusiastic about continuing to prepare the journal for my lovely winner Willow!

  • What drained me of energy?

I had a headache, caused by the weather and a drop in the air pressure which wouldn’t shift despite taking painkillers and drinking loads of water through the day.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that even when the weather is miserable if I do something that I enjoy, the weather does not affect me half as much as if I were focusing on that.  Doing something I enjoy can distract me from negative feelings and thoughts so it is worth having activities to do on days when it is grey, both in weather and mood.

Blogtober 17th

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It’s the 17th of October which means it is also the seventeenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 16th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

It was my Birthday which I was already looking forward to as I had the day off from work.  What I was really enthusiastic about were the plans I had to go to the local pet shop to get some things for my fish tank and spend some time with my Mum and Dad and also my lovely neighbour Heather.

  • What drained me of energy?

While I was really enthusiastic about going to the pet shop and had planned what I wanted to get (I had a shop gift voucher), I couldn’t get everything I wanted as some of the stuff didn’t seem to be stocked in the local shop, and the offers that had been advertised on-line were not on anymore.  I had to calculate how much everything was as I didn’t want to spend over the card amount.  Then at the till the check out person tried to overcharge me and I almost had an argument over how many bags of gravel I had picked up.  I made her check the receipt and said I had made my calculations going by the prices on the shelves.  As she had already charged my gift card I had to wait around for the excess to be refunded so I didn’t have to pay anything extra.  The biggest drain on my energy was that nothing seemed to go to plan from the moment I arrived at the shop.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that I need to have less of an expectation and also have a backup plan.  If I had checked online if I could use my gift card then I could have just returned home and made my order online without so much faffing around, or I could have driven to the same shop a town over and seen what they had in store.  I should add, despite the experience, I am loving the items I did get and have set the tank up!

 

Blogtober 16th

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Its the 16th of October which means it is also the sixteenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 15th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

After a pretty crappy day in work, I didn’t feel particularly enthusiastic about anything much until my lovely neighbour popped in.  We had a cuppa and a chat then I went round to hers for a cuppa.  She was showing me the craft things that she had been doing and ideas that she had I started to feel more enthusiastic about my crafting plans.  It’s funny how listening to someone else’s enthusiasm can spark off your own.  I spent the rest of my evening doing some research and sketches for the logo competition that work is running.

  • What drained me of energy?

Work drained me of energy.  I spent much of my day feeling pretty annoyed, angry and upset by certain events that happened in work today and was glad when 5pm rolled around so I could get out of there.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

Today I learned that I really need to surround myself with more positivity and positive people who have similar interests to me and that maybe it is time for a change of scenery where employment is concerned.

Blogtober 15th

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It’s the 15th of October which means it is also the fifteenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 14th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

Thinking about the logo competition that work is running has made me feel enthusiastic.  I had a few ideas but have now narrowed it down to 2 which I think would work really well within our workspace to convey what my employer is looking for.  I don’t want to share too much right now but my train of thought is on flowers and Celtic symbols.

  • What drained me of energy?

Physio drained me of energy today.  The last time I went I got given a few different exercises to do but at some point in the week, I stretched without thinking one morning and have made my shoulder worse.  I did get the results of my X-ray back and there doesn’t seem to be any underlying problems though so that is good.  We did some more exercises and movements and the physio said that he thinks I have damaged the tendon in my rotator cuff group.  I have another physio session booked for next week and after that, I will probably be getting referred for a steroid injection to see if that helps matters.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that it is good to let ideas sit for a bit and to really think about things, make notes along the way and see what comes up.  Not all ideas that we have are always the best ones and I need to give myself space to think and mull things over first.

Blogtober 14th

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Its the 14th of October which means it is also the fourteenth day of Blogtober! Today I am answering my questions based on 13th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

Doing some housework made me feel enthusiastic today.  It was nice to spend some time doing laundry and cleaning the house.

  • What drained me of energy?

Worrying drained me of energy.  It was nothing super specific that I have been worrying about but I have felt that feeling of being worried all day which then triggered my anxiety.  I think part of that worry was caused by my hospital appointment in the morning.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that I can get enthusiastic about even the most mundane tasks when I make them fun.  I set the stopwatch on my phone and raced myself to see how quickly I could get things done versus how long I thought the tasks would take!

Blogtober 13th

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Its the 13th of October which means it is also the thirteenth day of Blogtober!  Today I am answering my questions based on 12th October.

  • What made me feel enthusiastic today?

I felt really enthusiastic about getting up this morning and being able to spend some time with my Mum, Dad and brother.

  • What drained me of energy?

I had a dull headache creep up on me early afternoon and by the time I got home, I was so tired that Roxy and I went to bed for a few hours.

  • What did I learn about myself today?

I learned that spending time with my family can be really uplifting for my mood.  There is something really comforting about being with my family.