I think a whopping to-do list is part of everyone's life nowadays. Even if you aren't a list maker, the mental one is always being ticked off and added too - some things moving up and down as new tasks come in and the priority of others shifts. I have weeks where I am really on top of mine (usually a week when I am at home the whole time), and weeks where I am being completely defeated by it. Today I thought I would share a few of things I want to prioritise a bit more in the coming weeks to feel back on top of things again.
After a week of drinking and eat a lot in LA, my body isn't feeling it's best. I love to try and go to the gym three times a week when I am in London, but I almost always fall short of that because of work getting in the way, but I feel so much better when I make sure it happens. Nothing disrupts the routine like travel, and I really need to get my head into understanding that travel is now a big part of my lifestyle so I need to be exercising when I am away too if I want a decent routine. From today I am in London for about two solid weeks, and am telling myself a minimum of eight gym trips needs to happen in that time. That alongside drinking less (I was so run down after Coachella I had a whopping four cold sores at once), I am hoping I will feel better and a little less lethargic and like my jeans are all getting a bit too tight.
I wrote a blog post a while ago about not being domestic, and while that isn't changing, my flat is in need of a sort out and I know it will make me feel so much better. I know I have countless empty beauty items in my bathroom that can be binned, a fridge full of food that needs sorting through, a wardrobe that is in constant need of cutting down. Little things like the bag full of random clothes I couldn't be bothered hanging up which is behind my bedroom, I need to go and hang those up!!! My flat is always tidy but in an organised chaos sort of way, and I would like to reduce the chaos a little bit. But it seems like such a huge task that I always tell myself I don't have the time to be doing. I am hoping next week I can dedicate a day to it as I know I will feel so much better for it, and less like I might be found dead under a pile of denim one day.
This Wednesday is one of the first days in ages I have missed an upload on YouTube in my usual schedule, simply because I couldn't think of a single thing to film, and that's because I didn't give myself enough time. I am a believer that it's good to take time away from things when you're uninspired, but I also know that if I have enough time, an idea will come to me and I can often create something I love. But I didn't leave myself enough time, didn't have a decent idea in me, and missed uploading something for you all. I know you understand but I do kick myself because this is my job and I take the deadlines I set for myself seriously so that you all have the content you come back for. Next week is going to be dedicated to thinking about YouTube ideas, hopefully filming some videos I love (I have spoken in the past about how hard I can find that too), and have a few scheduled ahead of time so this doesn't happen again.
Watch more TV
I know this is a nuts one to have on a to-do list, but it's one I have put on there before and failed to do. Earlier this week I wrote about the little pick me ups, and one had been watching TV. Living alone with no one to tell me off for doing this, means I am in a bad habit of working until about 11, shutting my laptop and going straight to bed to only to lie awake for a bit while my head switches off... usually scrolling through my phone a bit. Last week I got really in Marcella and couldn't resist finishing work up earlier to go watch an episode (or three, and staying up stupidly late, so I need some more balance here) before going to bed. It makes such a huge difference to how I feel in a day and how much more relaxed I feel - so I am going to try and make sure I always have a TV show that I really love on the go. Any recommendations are welcome, but I am due my yearly Buffy/Angel re-watch so I might move onto those next.
Put things away properly
You know when you live at home you and you go in a cupboard and make a giant mess and very carefully shut it knowing the next person who opens it will have to deal with it, and something will fall on them??? It's a method I have loved for years, sadly it doesn't work when you live on your own. Being found dead until a pile of denim isn't a far fetched idea when you take into consideration how much I have and how bad at folding I am. Between that and my underwear drawer there isn't a day where I get ready without getting really annoyed at something along the way. But if I listened to my Mum's advice and just took the time to put things away properly and not throw everything into a wardrobe. wrestle with the door and then convince myself I tidied up, then this daily annoyance wouldn't be happening to me.
Anyway, here is to hoping we can all master our to-so lists and look after ourselves enough not get four cold sores at once and not pay for a gym membership we do not use and not die under a pile of denim (although I would like to be buried in this denim jacket). Also send the TV recommendations my way before I fall into my annual Buffy black hole which always comes through into my content in some way - if you're not a fan of leather jackets and mini skirts then now is a good time to get out, the Buffy outfits will slowly return.