I was supposed to be posting a long overdue review again today but I keep putting it off because…well, I just don’t feel like writing reviews right now. That feels terrible to admit but it’s the truth and I’m not going to bother hiding it now after talking about how being in a blogging slump over the last couple of weeks lol.
So I thought I’d take this opportunity to talk about a few things I hope to accomplish this year. Also, wow, I can hardly believe it’s April and we’re already a quarter of the way through 2021. After 2020 dragging on forever this year seems to be flying right by. Time is still wonky in this age of pandemic.
- Book blogging. I’d like to get caught up and get back in my groove. I’d like to ignore review requests altogether going forward (once I get caught up) and just concentrate on mood reading 100%. This has low-key been my plan for a while but I keep accepting books! And browsing netgalley once in a while. Bad Lisa! But seriously, I just want to have fun with this and not have it feel like a chore. 🙂
- Work on my health and fitness. This isn’t something I talk about much here but I’m stupidly obese. I know that’s not an actual term but let’s just go with that. I’m 5’4″ and I weight approx. 257 lbs. While I’m in *relatively* good health my weight doesn’t do my knees and ankles any favors and last couple of times I had my blood drawn my cholesterol was getting a bit high. Now when I go all into something, whether it be book blogging or something else, I tend to focus intensely on it and go *all in*. So I started exercising a bit more (working up to things) by walking at the track and using my stationary cycle. I’m also changing my diet. Eating healthy non-processed foods and cutting out fast foods, making better choices when eating out. I don’t always have great days (why hello there ice-cream) but I’m doing a lot better overall, have lost about 7 lbs so far, and hope that when I go back to the doctors I’ll get better results. I am eating SO MANY veggies and fruits! And Greek yogurt. And I even made overnight oats last night. I discovered a love for soy milk!
- Continue my reorganization projects around the house. I’ve been slowly going through closets and bins and getting rid of things, purging, reorganizing things I’m keeping. Eventually no drawer will be untouched. And when I get the last one done I’ll probably have to start over again because things keep accumulating! How do we always manage to accumulate so much stuff?
- Better self-care overall. Last year I started reading The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges. And then I put it down and haven’t picked it back up again. I think a large part of self-care is just being MINDFUL that you even need to do self-care. Like, so much of the time we don’t even think about taking care of ourselves. With my depression and anxiety issues I feel like it’s even more important to make some time, even if it’s just a few minutes a day, where I can just worry about me. I feel like this could make a huge improvement in my overall mental health.
So I know most of this wasn’t about books but I feel like if I work on most of these things it’s going to impact my blogging in one way or another. More time spent on other things means less time for reading/blogging, but maybe that balance is what I need. I still plan on posting every day but maybe I’ll have less reviews a month if I’m reading less. Or maybe less stress will mean I’ll actually read more and feel like blogging more–who knows? Either way, these are things I’m working on to make myself feel better and hopefully they will help me to get my groove back here too!