Seizing the (Sunday) moment…

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Unlike all the amazing women I follow on Instagram (because let’s face it, it’s mainly the women that us ladies like to check out), I have been over here 🙋🏻 failing miserably to get into that new year focus. Motivation – at an all time low ✔️, procrastination – at an all time high✔️, and a complete and utter lack of focus✔️, fully aware that I need to sort my shit out but just adding that to my never-ending list of ‘things to do tomorrow’. And not just on a work front, but where health and fitness is concerned, letting my health take a knock, my anxiety get a little out of control, and generally not committing to any of the good habits I’ve wanted to put into action this year.

So, after yet another weekend of being ill in bed I’ve decided That.Is.It. I’ve spent far too much time swooning over other people’s plans, admiring all they’re achieving in their business and finally, FINALLY some of it has magically filtered out of the wonderful world of Instagram and given me the kick up the butt I need.

I’m very lucky to have some truly wonderful mentors in my life, who are always at the end of the phone to advise me on what I could be doing next and to chat through all my business plans. When you work for yourself (and you spend a lot of time on your own) it’s so important to have people you can chat and share your ideas with (partly so you don’t end up going crazy from having no one to talk to). And they (along with my super supportive husband, who’s forever encouraging me to just ‘get on with it’) have taught me that putting your health first, doing more of what makes you happy, being honest to yourself about how you’re feeling, and prioritising all of the above ⬆️, is so important. Plagued with self-doubt and anxiety, one of my mentors (who owns an extremely successful coaching business) has told me today that the only cure is to take action!

So, it’s time to seize the moment (I know I’m usually chatting about savouring the moment but this laissez-faire attitude really is getting me nowhere fast ) and make 2017 a year that I’m can feel proud of. All that action starts today (well, this evening as I write this post) and no more putting off tomorrow what I really could should be doing today.

And, to ease into my weekly routine I’m going to start and end my day with my new Five-Minute Journal. I’m finding it’s a great way to focus on the areas you feel most grateful for, rather than the negatives, and stops you from grabbing your phone and reading your emails before you’ve even gotten out of bed *just one of the terrible habits I’m trying to break*. 

I hope the first month of the year has gotten off to a good start for you? I’d love to hear what your plans are! And, if you’re anything like the above, just know you’re not alone in how you’re feeling.

4 Comments on Seizing the (Sunday) moment…

  1. Laura Phillips
    22nd January 2017 at 6:07 pm (4 years ago)

    YESSSSSSS!!! I loved reading this so much!

    The fact you have written this blog and published it means you’re going to be able to make those changes!

    Massively cheering you on

  2. Ciara Sarkar
    22nd January 2017 at 6:14 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks, Laura! I’m glad you enjoyed it – and it feels fab to have you cheering me on 🙂 xx

  3. Shelley Broomfield
    22nd January 2017 at 6:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Love reading your blogs Ciara, and rest assured you are not the only one who hasn’t been rushing to the gym everyday since January.
    As long as your doing the best you can, you’ll be alright.
    I have however read an amazing book, to help me with those slightly irrational days, and those days I worry for worries sake…The Chimp Paradox by Dr Steve Peters.
    Even the hubby has noticed the happier calmer me this January
    Lots of love xx

    • Ciara Sarkar
      22nd January 2017 at 7:38 pm (4 years ago)

      Ahh, thank you, Shelley. I’m glad you like reading them – and that I’m not the only one feeling this way.

      Ooh, I’ve heard of that book before and a few people have recommended it in the past but not actually read it. Will be placing an Amazon order tonight! And I’m happy to hear it’s made you feel calmer. Much love to you – hope you have a great week ahead xx


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