Well, September kind of flew by in a blur. As I told you yesterday, I started a whole new adventure a couple of weeks ago in a new role, and it’s crazy how much of an impact that has had on my overall motivation. Change is tough, and I will put my hands up and admit I am not someone who does well with change. A longer commute combined with an intensely challenging new environment has left me mentally exhausted. I’ve let a lot of things fall to the side the last couple of weeks, so please forgive me if this month’s gratitudes don’t come across quite as positively as last month! I haven’t been sticking to my Happiness Planner this month, but here are my thoughts none-the-less…
Describe the month in 3 words:
Challenging, busy and a little overwhelming
The month’s happiest moment:
Going on my Level 3 Personal Training weekend course. I’m so excited to be working on my plans for the future.
This month’s struggles:
Settling in to a completely new work environment. It’s harder than I thought it would be!
How I overcame them:
Throwing myself in to the tasks at work completely, and creating relationships with a really nice bunch of colleagues
What I learned this month:
That it’s ok to say you’re not coping and to ask for help. Reaching out to my family has been really important to me this month
What I’d like to improve next month:
Consistency in my training and nutrition plan. I’ve done three months now, and while I’ve seen good results I need to push harder
Who/what I’m grateful for:
My family and the Boy for listening to my concerns, offering advice and just being there for me with hugs and food
Being able to study a subject I’m truly passionate about and start working on my own business
Anything else to note?
A tough month and I had one day where my anxiety was so bad I ended up in bed, which I haven’t had for a while. But, despite this, I’ve kept pushing onwards, have been finding ways to find a little balance and am in general actually quite proud of myself.
How was September for you? Let me know what you’re grateful for this past month!