Sunday Sit Down – #1

Sundays are a more chilled out part of my week so I wanted to start a Sunday Sit Down Series, where I can reflect on the past week.

I will use this series to talk about some of the things going on in my life and to also discuss other things such as my blog, have a review of my goals to see what I’ve achieved and what I need to be working towards, my social media experience and much more as the series progresses.

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So let’s waste no time and get this thing started!

Sunday Sit Down – #1

Blog – First off I want to talk about my blog. This week I finally took the plunge and went self-hosted with Siteground and got my theme from Pipdig, so this week I’ve mainly focused on figuring it all out, from fonts and headers to Plugins and Analytics.

I’m not very tech-savvy so its taken up a bit more time than I first expected it to, but then again I also make things more complicated for myself than they have to be if I’m totally honest!

With all this in mind, I am now behind on my content goals for this week and have some serious catching up to do.
Social Media – So far I’m loving Twitter mostly as this seems to be the best platform for bloggers and I see a lot more support from people on Twitter than any other platform I use, although I’m probably not utilising many other platforms as much as i could.

You can take a look at my other social sites here:

Facebook – I have a page (and a recently made group) and I wanted to keep up with my page as I’ve used FB forever it seems silly not to utilise the followers I already have on there.

Instagram – I love other people’s Instagrams, mine, not so much! I’m not very good with photography but I intend on getting better.

Pinterest – What a mess! I’ve been on Pinterest a good while but never took the time to figure out what to actually do with it, so because of this I used to pin everything that I thought would be of interest to me (without checking out the sites) and then never go back to them…. This platform seriously needs some work on it! Maybe I’ll just un-pin/delete the lot and start over.

I’m also on Stumbleupon and Google+ but I haven’t had chance to even think about these and figure how to work them. I really want to figure out Google+ and work well with it – after all it is Google!
Goal Review – I did a post at the beginning of the month 5 Goals For May and so far I’m a little behind, go figure!

I did set up a budget again, “yeah go me”, however, I’ve not totally stuck to it. I never added going self-hosted or purchasing a theme for my blog to my budget but to be honest I see these as an investment to my hobby rather than a stupid expense. Win!

I haven’t started an Online Course yet but I have gone back to the one I started Mid-2017 on Nutrition and i want to complete this one before starting on something new as i was really enjoying it at the time.

I have spent some time “trying” to take my own photo’s for my blog, this is still a work in progress but I’m getting the practice in so I’m happy with my efforts so far.

My routine for Social Media has been a little slow this week which I’m disappointed in so I’m working on this too. I have been interacting more with others and my commenting on other people’s blogs has increased, but I haven’t involved myself in any chats for a while which i miss.
Health, wellbeing and fitness – I’m still using my car way too much and not using my legs as they were intended for so ive still gotta work on this.

I have started taking my Vitamins and Minerals again and feeling a lot better for it, which is good! I’m also working on my eating habits as I tend to not have breakfast ever, I miss other meals and sometimes i can go a full day without having a proper meal.

I eat way too much crap – chocolate, biscuits, buns, cakes etc, which I never used to do unless visiting the mother but now since I’ve been here full-time for the past few months, its devastating to my health, complexion and mood!

I am so looking forward to not being here – not for reasons limited to food.

I’ve decided to dedicate a page in my bullet journal to my eating habits to hopefully encourage me to firstly eat, and then to eat healthily.
My Week Overall – If I had to give a rating to my week, I think I’d give it a 7/10, although i haven’t got through a lot of the stuff i wanted to, I’m still moving forwards, which is a massive improvement from what i can say about the previous few months.

As I see it, if I’m making progress, no matter how small, then that’s an achievement and I’m happy with what I have got done this week.

obviously I’m not deluded, I know I still need to make a lot more improvements in areas but I’m not going to let the fact progress is slow stop me, otherwise that would just be defeating the object!

Thank you for taking the time out to read and support my blog. I’m really enjoying being back and hope to work on my blog content a lot more as the weeks progress.

I’m really grateful for all your support and look forward to carrying on this journey with you all.

Much Love

Laura xx

6 Comments

  1. May 13, 2018 / 19:48

    This is such a good idea for a post! I’ve also been loving those social media’s as well x

    • May 13, 2018 / 20:03

      There great for connecting with people, I just need to work on some of mine a bit more 🌹

  2. May 14, 2018 / 06:56

    This is such a lovely idea for a series Laura. It’s great to reflect on the week. It sounds like you have had a really exciting blog week, your new site looks fantastic πŸ’–. I’m totally with you on the health & fitness goals. I’m trying to eat better and get into a good fitness routine myself. It’s so tempting to snack on all the tasty things like chocolate biscuits though! Good luck with your goals & have an awesome week! 😘 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • May 19, 2018 / 13:26

      Thank you Bexa! 😘. I’m getting used to the new look of my site now 🌹. The snacks are still as tasty haha πŸ™ˆ xx

  3. May 18, 2018 / 11:56

    What an interesting series it is! I am a new reader to your blog but I’d love to read more of it πŸ™‚ and I’m happy for you that you got to self-host your blog! Hope you have an enjoyable time for organizing things and all πŸ˜€ I’ve always wanted to self-host my blog too x

    Tyas | wepsgallery.wordpress.com

    • May 19, 2018 / 13:30

      Aw Thank you Tyas! 🌹. You should just go for it. Good Luck if you do decide to πŸ’• xx

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