Hello my loves,
how are we all today?
It’s April! Two days in, and can you believe we’re already four months into this year? Where has the time gone? I’ll never understand, how it can feel like just yesterday was January, but really that was weeks ago now… Wow.
This year has certainly taken a turn for the crazy… I can’t believe one of my goals for 2020 was to travel abroad at least once a month and now, I can’t even travel to the cinema, the restaurants, etc etc, because they’re all shut for the time being. Covid 19 is having a right laugh at my expense.
I don’t want it to seem as though I’m making light out of the situation, not taking it seriously. I am. I’m thankful to be at home, thankful that both my parents are at home, safe and healthy and thankfully, financially stable. I am SO fortunate and unbelievably blessed to work for a company who is looking after me so well, despite the fact I only started with them in February. Honestly, I must work for the nicest, sweetest people. I will always be grateful.
I haven’t really touched on current affairs on the blog until now, I wanted to sit down and have a proper chatty post, and the beginning of this new month seemed to be the perfect time. I welcome April with open arms and despite all that’s going on, I trust this month will be a good one.
Life is what we make it, and I’m choosing to make the most of this isolation period. I’m seeing it as an opportunity to grow as a person, to improve my mental health, to grow Spiritually.
I’ve now so much more time to meditate, to journal, to watch Spiritual YouTube videos. This is a great opportunity for me, and I am thankful to be safe and healthy at this time.
I believe now, we can focus on healing the world, healing ourselves, making this world a better place.
Leaning into our compassion, our love. Nature, ourselves, our family.
I’ve been in isolation for almost two weeks now, my last working day was Sunday the 22nd March. The last time I saw my best friends was the day I got back from Vegas (more posts on this amazing trip coming soon), this is the longest I’ve ever been without socialising. I’m usually fortunate enough, and oh I count myself lucky, to see my friends at least once a week. Normally, more often than that. It’s safe to say I’m missing them lots and I can’t believe that one day, I’m going to get the luxury of actually seeing them and spending time with them again. I’ll probably cry, give them all massive hugs, and cherish every second forever. Every shopping trip, ever dinner, every walk, every holiday, every concert, every night out, every single second I am going to cherish with my loved ones, and I’m so so excited. I can not wait for a lifetime of adventures with them.
Of course, whilst I’ve been missing my friends, I have still been lucky enough to message them and video call them, making this situation a little easier, and bringing cheer to my day. Seeing my friends smiling faces over the phone, messaging, snapchatting etc, oh I cherish these moments too. I am so grateful to have the friends that I do, we are all here for one another, and I am grateful to be able to speak to them every single day throughout this, and like I said, I am so looking forward to actually being able to hang out with them in person. I will never forget how lucky I am!
Speaking of video call’s, I’ve been having lots of them with my sister and my nephew. Oh how I miss them, and it’s so hard with my nephew being so young, just a few months old, not being able to cuddle him. Babies grow up so fast, you want to cherish these times forever, make the most of them, it’s hard not being able to see him at this time but as with all the people in my life, how beautiful it will be when we can all finally reunite. I believe we will all be more appreciative, remembering never to take the little things for granted. What’s important, fresh air, being with loved ones, being grateful, meditating, trusting, being thankful for our health. We will remember what’s important.
I am so looking forward to being able to see my Grandparents after all this. I think fondly of the times I go to visit them, the way my Grandad always opens the front door to greet us, we hug we kiss, then I see my Gran, usually in the kitchen, we hug and smile and say hello. They are the special little moments which I remember so well, and I am so excited to see my Grandad’s smiling face at his front door again soon.
I’m looking forward to seeing my Nan, who though I’ve been messaging I haven’t seen in far too long, and I am so excited to see her and give her a big hug. I’m going to be arranging ALL the cinema and lunch dates with her plus I think I may still owe her a birthday present (We haven’t even celebrated together yet) so I guess she has that to look forward to also!!! I’m excited to treat her!
I’m looking forward to seeing my eldest nephew, my little best pal, the thoughtful, ray of sunshine that he is. I AM so freakin’ excited to play cars with him, or ‘catch’, or table football or literally whatever it is that he wants to play, I am going to play with him and we are going to have so much fun. I cherish all my moments with my little best pal, I look back fondly and with a heart full of love on the memories I’ve made with him so far, and I can’t wait to make more in the future. Best believe, it’s always my goal to see my brother and his family more often, same with my Grandparents, and as soon as this lockdown is over, I’m really going to ensure this happens. I want ALL the good times with them!!
There is so much to look forward too, and whilst things may seem dark now, I promise there is always a light.
Last week, I wasn’t a happy bunny. I was feeling insecure, anxious, frustrated, whatever. I was really down.
This week, well, it’s not been perfect, Tuesday was a bit shit but Monday, Wednesday and today? I’m pretty happy.
It just goes to show,
everything is temporary,
so if you’re having a bad day or a bad week or even a bad month, trust in the beauty of a brighter future. Journal, meditate, create. Go for a walk, video call a friend, watch a movie. Ensure you talk. Whilst we can’t go out and socialise as such right now, it’s so important that we communicate in other ways.
Call your friends!
Call your family!
Call your loved ones.
Cherish the people who you are living with. I am grateful to be with my parents at this time, ensuring we connect, grow our relationships and appreciate one anothers company. Inspired by ‘Activation Vibration’s’ words, we are with who we’re with for a reason.
The Universe has put these people in our lives for a reason.
I’m meant to be the daughter of my parents, as they are meant to be my parents, we are a family for a reason, we chose each other, and we are in quarantine together for a reason.
I’m looking forward to connecting with my parents more at this time, growing with them, understanding our journey together.
I’m also looking forward to many holidays with them once all this is over… I already have a few destinations in mind!
There is always something to be grateful for, and always something to look forward to.
I hope to whoever is reading this that you are safe, healthy and happy.
My heart goes out to the world right now, the countries who are suffering, to anyone who may be suffering because of the current situation, or for any other reason. My love and healing goes out to you, and please remember to trust in the light. You deserve happiness, and you will be happy.
If anyone is struggling and needs somebody to talk to then please remember that I am here, I am your friend and my comments are always open, just let me know if you need a friend right now because I am one, okay!?
If you’re struggling, here are a few little tips to what you could do to feel better-
- Journal – write out your feelings, ask for understanding and clarity before you write, speak to the Universe, ask for guidance, journal out every bit of emotion so you can process it, guaranteed you’ll feel even just a little bit better afterwards
- Repeat affirmations – My favourite to soothe anxiety is ‘I Am Safe’ (again a whole post is coming on this soon), whenever you feel triggered, stressed or anxious repeat to yourself ‘I am safe, I am safe, I am safe’, it’s a great way to get yourself through whatever is causing you anxiety, taking your mind from dwelling on the trigger to dwelling on being safe until eventually, your attention is on something else altogether. Read: ‘Affirmations to Soothe The Heart, Mind, Spirit & Soul’
- Video chat a loved one – We’re all in this together, trust me, a good chat over video call with someone you love is such a positive mood booster, guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
- Meditate – Some of my favourite guided meditations are from Leeor Alexandra, and Jason Stephenson is also amazing too for both guided meditations & meditation music alike.
- Watch something good on TV / Netflix / Whatever – something lighthearted or easy to take your mind off things. I’m currently watching ‘Dare Me’ on Netflix and loving it!
- Do something to bring someone else joy – When you can’t find the light, be the light. Doing something kind for someone else not only brings them a little joy, but it also makes YOU feel good too. Make your isolation buddy dinner, compliment someone over Instagram, do something to put a smile on someone’s face, and I bet you’ll soon have one on yours.
- Read – A good book is a great way to give yourself a break from reality and immerse yourself in a whole new world. I have a post coming soon about what I’ve been reading lately, and some of my favourite books include ‘Ghosted’ by Rosie Walsh, ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, and the ‘I Heart’ series by Lindsey Kelk.
- Take a walk, dance, jog, move, go outside – So long as you’re practising the correct social distancing rules, take your outside exercise, stay safe, but get moving and breathe in that fresh air. It’s SO good for you.
- Do something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the time for – I’ve GOT to use this time to learn more Spanish, if I don’t do it now then when the heck am I going to do it? Learn some new recipes, learn to sew, whatever it is you wanna learn, take this opportunity of having all this time on your hands and learn something, we can never have too much knowledge or too many skills!
- Relax – chill out, take a break, have a bath, rest yourself. It doesn’t have to be go go go all the time. Allow yourself to have a much needed, well deserved break. Life is so fast paced, take this time to slow down and look after you.
- Do whatever it is that brings you joy – If you wanna play the Xbox play the xbox, if you wanna go on your trampoline go for it, if you want to paint paint, if it brings you joy then just go for it. Life is for living, you can still live it.
- Love yourself
- Love others
- Always believe in hope
I promise, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
You got this!
Let me know how you’re doing in the comments below,
remember I’m here for a chat,
with lots and lots and lots of love hugs and healing,