Life lessons: Get organised, get happier!

Hey everyone, I have a feeling that this is going to be a good blog post and a very apt one too so I’m just going to jump right in.

This year has been the one which has seen some of the most substantial changes in my life happen all at once which naturally causes chaos temporarily. Except the one thing that I find is that actually sometimes chaos happens and then kind of stays with you, which can build up and up without you even realising. I’m not ashamed to say that happened to me in multiple areas of my life and instead of looking at the root cause, I just made excuses.

From not having time to work out, not having an organised house, forgetting things – the chaos was impacting my life in almost every aspect and I didn’t even see how it was connected. And then,  by chance, some alone time and some inspiration from those closest to me, I realised I could achieve whatever it is I want to achieve, but with some focus and organisation.

I can make excuses until I’m blue in the face that changing jobs has left me with less time, but actually I’ve gained time in other areas which I’m just not using  correctly.

I’m very much of the perspective that life is too short to worry or stress (YOLO and all that) but actually it’s eye-opening for me to experience first-hand that stress can creep up on you without you even realising until it is gone. And now my eyes have been opened it’s definitely time to maximise on my awareness and improve all aspects of my life…

For example, a pet stress in my household has always been that I’ve been known to be pretty untidy which can cause wasted time looking for things, or a mammoth cleaning session which takes a whole day. But now I have thrown away anything which doesn’t get use or is just taking up space and make sure to keep on top of everything doing a little every day so it’s never one big task – literally making everything manageable 🙂

Another place I have been slacking is the gym! Last year I was at the gym 3+ times a week and loving it, but after having to take an extended break I haven’t been able to get back into it and instead complain about gaining weight and losing tone whilst effectively doing nothing about it! But not anymore! I’ve started looking at my locations for the week ahead and planning in advance in my google diary when I’m going and for how long as well as looking for different activities I can do to keep my interest, including long walks. Another reason this is so important, is that actually me time at the gym helps relieve any built stresses and gives me an opportunity to get away from my phone and have time just me and my thoughts, which I think we all forget is actually really important.

From the simplest things like picking your weeks outfits on a Sunday evening or having a clear out of your handbags to the bigger things like emptying your loft, or spring cleaning your finances – all these individual steps are likely to have a positive domino effect into so many different aspects of your life, that if you do nothing else this August, set aside only a few hours to reflect, review and plan. As whilst you do only live once, you want to make sure the life you’re living is as happy as you can possibly make it be 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this post as I found this really cathartic to write! I’ll follow up over the coming weeks with my gym/food schedules and any updates on how I am moving forward with my planning and organisation!

Let me know in the comments below any life hacks you have that could also help, as I’m always looking to make my life as easy and happy as possible 🙂

Lots of love, Leanne xx

Lots to come…

Hey everyone,

I’m going to let you all know now that in this post there really won’t be too much to read at the moment! Contrary to what I said a few weeks ago, things in my world really aren’t slowing down at all! As well as having to prep for Christmas and all the festivities that brings, as well as several more gymnastics competitions, I am also going to be learning how to be a gymnastics judge and working my full time job in social media, whilst trying to finish getting my house complete and find time to spend with my wonderful boyfriend! (just writing all that makes me tired!)

Anyway, my blog book is full of things I want to post about, from pictorials to fashion hauls and of course more reviews and my inspirations, however, this week I just haven’t had the time to write a piece.

Instead this is my apology and also my way of letting you all know that I have so much that I want to say but currently no time to say it, but please bear with me as I get to grips with this thing called being a grown up! It’s hard, but I am sure it will be well worth it 🙂
I hope you are all well and that you don’t mind sticking with me through this blogging dry patch, but I promise there is so much more to come and that I have loads in my mind that I can offer you that I hope you want to hear 🙂 For those of you reading this, if you’re a blogger, how do you find the time to fit blogging in to your everyday life whilst it is still a hobby? I’d love to know so let me know in the comments below!

Lots of love, Leanne xx