It seems like it's been a while since I posted. I can't believe we are already in December, and 2020 is slowly coming to an end. Before writing this post, I looked at my monthly goals that I usually write down in my planner, and it feels weird that I wrote them a month ago. I wish I had more time, but don't we all? Can I really call a failure not being able to fully achieve any of my goals? I choose to look at it this way: I create monthly goals not for 100% success (although it would have been nice), but for having something to work on, for having a direction, that I absolutely need in order to be able to wake up in the morning. I am glad I have at least tried. And I am grateful for both, my ups and downs. So if you do something like a monthly recap as well, don't let results discourage you, but motivate you to keep moving forward, to keep trying to become better at whatever it is you are working on. It sounds cliche, but it's a journey, that matters, not a destination. With this being said,
Traditionally let's start with downs of the month
I am not very proud of my creative work last month, which was also the case in October. It's most likely a combination of self-quarantine and seasonal affective disorder (SAD), as well as desire to minimize my online presence. From one side I want to create more content online, and at the same time I don't want online world to consume and define my existence. I don't know if it makes sense, but it does to me. I think that finding balance is the most difficult thing for me.
Last month I wasn't as physically active as I was planning to me, and as a result I didn't feel my best. Yes, I exercised 4 days a week instead of 5 like I was going to, but the main issue was that on top of that I didn't do almost any walking. I think because of that my body is feeling stiff and I just feel like I should and want to move my body more, for my physical and for my mental health.
Now, onto ups
There were many ups last month. Like I said, even though I didn't exercise 5 times a week, I still did exercise, and 4 times seems like a pretty good number to me.
November was a very productive month in terms of creating content for this blog. I created 7 blog posts last month! I hope at least some of those posts are helpful for you because I do really put my heart and soul and, of course, knowledge in each one of them.
I read 2 books last month: "The Fifth Season" by N.K. Jemisin and "Period Repair Manual" by Lara Briden, MD. I decided to read a book about hormonal health because of my personal struggles with it. It was highly informative, and I might share my story with you in the future.
Finally, the bright star of my November was, of course, celebrating Thanksgiving with my love. I was going to post more about it, but it ended up being a quiet evening with a minimal amount of cooked food. It was very nice, though, and I treasure moments like this with my family. Yes, we can't really have big celebrations now due to pandemic, but we still can appreciate little things. We also decorated our Christmas tree, and I will try to share some pictures on Instagram.
So, here was my November. Overall, I am very pleased with it. Tell me about yours. What are you grateful for? What were your ups and downs? I can't wait to know. I hope you enjoyed this post. I will see you next time, on Pillows&Trees.