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Wednesday, 6 January 2016


My mind is an absolute blur at the moment. I'm finding it so difficult to drag myself out of Christmas limbo and back to normality and structure. So much so, we all slept through our alarms yesterday and the kids were late back for their first day of school. The shame!

Not a great start, I know; but what I'm lacking in motivation at the moment, I'll make up for in determination. 2016 is going to be a great year. As a family, we have lots to look forward to. And I'm excited to work hard to grow my blog and YouTube channel this year.

As for the whole 'healthier me' tradition that I enter into this time every year... yep, I'm pretty much there again. I won't be embarking on any crazy diets or gym memberships any time soon, but I will get myself back on track with eating a clean and healthy diet. Plus, I may haul my ass out of bed a couple of times a week for an early morning run. I feel way better inside and out when I make the effort, so I just have to remind myself that at 6:30am and I'm halfway there.

I think, when life is so hectic, it can be almost impossible to focus. At least, for me. Sometimes it takes a moment of quiet to make sense of everything. As I walked with Ayden this morning to get some fresh air, things started to feel less chaotic and more organised. 

I'm determined to take more of those little moments every day. To enjoy quiet time with Ayden and my own thoughts (if he happens to fall asleep).

Actually, Headspace sent me an email offer this morning for three months free subscription. I'm considering that a sign! Has anyone else tried Headspace, or any other meditation app? I'd love to hear your experiences.

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  1. I really want to get fit this year but find it really hard to find the time with work, kids and cleaning the house, there never seems to be enough hours in the day

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  2. I'm the exact sane, sometimes there's so much going in our lives that it's impossible to focus on one thing, instead there's a hundred going around in my head. I feel like a lot of people are hoping to just try and enjoy there smaller more ordinary things in life this year. This meditation app you mentioned sounds interesting! #theordinarymoments

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  3. oh no - although I will admit to finding it hard to get out of bed. I need more motivation too.

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  4. I'm attempting to loose weight again this year I've lost loads before thanks to slimming world before I fell pregnant with Blake.

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  5. Good luck with your goals for this year lovely, I am sure you will be able to do them. It is so hard dragging yourself back out of the christmas funk, I am still feeling a little overwhelmed here! x

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  6. I'm trying to be healthier this year! Sometimes it can be too much and so you could just pick one thing to work on at a time. Angela

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  7. My goal for this year is to get the help I need for a health issue which leaves me chronically fatigued. I want to get on top of this and get the right Dr to help me out, or referred to the right specially again.

    Thanks for sharing.

    John @ daddyphotoblog.com

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  8. I'm focusing on mantras this year. Having an app on my phone seems like it would be distracting to me because I'm always on my phone clicking away for work. This year I'm trying to add to my work out and health little by little so I can really track progress.

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  9. I feel you completely - for some reason I'm finding this Christmas/New Year period SO hard to recover from!! I've never tried Headspace but it certainly sounds like it's worth a go...anything that helps you to wind down can't be a bad thing! :) xx

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  10. Im sorry but I was laughing my head off when you said you slept through your alarms, thats totally something we would do! Isn't it exciting to have a new year and commitments to stuff we want to do, wish you all the best in your ventures and hope you get ya butt on a run haha!! x #ordinarymoments

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  11. I feel like I'm in that limbo stage too, I need to get in gear. Funny how you've mentioned meditation, I've been thinking of taking it up recently, I need the calmness!

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  12. I haven't heard of Headspace but I do use a meditation app to help me relax. I find that a few moments of meditation each day helps clear my head and allow me to focus on what is really important in my life.

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