Week In The Life – Slow Living and Blogging

Week In The Life - Slow Living and Blogging

I absolutely love having a nosey into everyone’s week and thought it might be fun to do a week in the life post over on my blog. Back last year when I tried to do Youtube, I enjoyed vlogging parts of my day and sharing my week with you guys, so I thought why not do the same over on my blog so you can see what I get up to.

When recording this week in the life, I was actually having more of a slow living week because my mental health was rubbish the previous week and my body was totally reacting to the stress, so much so that I made the decision to live a little slower. I guess this will give you a good reality of what life can be like behind the blog and Instagram.

Monday 4th February 2018 | Week In The Life

I usually wake up at home on a Monday so after I’ve seen Matt off to work and after not feeling so great at the weekend, I headed back to bed for a little bit of a lay in. I usually get up and sit downstairs, but seeing as I wasn’t feeling my best I thought I would listen to my body and rest. Once I had gotten up and had breakfast, I wrote a small to do list for the day ahead, not putting too much pressure on myself to get everything done.

I ended up taking some photos for the blog and Instagram. Most of the time I take blog photos in the morning as the lighting is always better. After I had done that, I actually did a short workout (although blog photos can feel like a workout sometimes to get the perfect angle). I’ve loved working out lately and the feeling I get afterwards is something I never used to get until lately. It makes me feel so energised and good!

Once I had done my workout, I did a few blog admin bits that needed to get done. I try not to do too much blog work over the weekend as I like to give myself a little break and do other things. So Monday is always the day I tackle any admin related things like emails, organising and planning.

After lunch, I worked on setting up my business which is still very much in the process. But I began to put together a social media strategy for my launch and to try to maintain once things are up and running. I remember feeling quite distracted that afternoon and ended up looking at holidays whilst I was trying to put together my strategy.

By the time I was done, it was time to go have a shower and get ready to head to my boyfriend’s Matt’s. We ended up watching the Escape Room movie and it definitely put me off ever going to an escape room. No thank you. Then our movie night got replaced with the football until we headed off to bed for some zzz’s.

Tuesday 5th February 2018 | Week In The Life

On Tuesday I actually headed into the city with My Mum to go on a little shopping trip. We rarely ever get the chance to go shopping together and seeing it was her birthday the following day, it was nice to go together and spend some time together. I found way too many nice things in Primark! Hello, their Spring and Summer range. My favourite seasons for fashion!

When we got back, we had some lunch and I tried to take some blog photos after. I don’t think they came out so good though so it was kind of a waste of time, at least I gave it a shot, right? I then did some leftover admin from the day before and then put together a blog post ‘4 Overnight Masks That Work Their Magic By Morning‘. Once I had finished with the post, I planned some future content and wrote out my days for my week in the life post.

That evening I ended up going out with my Dad for some last minute presents and bits for my Mum’s birthday. Men are so organised, right? Once we got back, I literally just relaxed until bed.

Wednesday 6th February 2018 | Week In The Life

On Wednesday’s, I don’t have much time throughout the day to get a lot done. So when I wake up, I usually try to make the most of the time that I do have. Obviously, it was my Mum’s birthday, so I sat with her to open her presents and cards before I retook some photos that I didn’t like from the day before and then published a post.

Then I caught up with my comments and read some new blog posts from my favourite bloggers. I try to do this every day as it’s one of my favourite ways to keep up to date with everyone! After I’ve scheduled or published a blog post, I make sure I schedule some promotion for that post and previous content. I also planned some of my Instagram feed as this always helps me to keep active and consistent with my posting.

After all of this, I got ready for the day and headed to an appointment. By the time I get back, I don’t have much time until I’m going back out again, only this time back to Matt’s to see him. After cooking tea, I settled down to watch some TV when I received an exciting email from Charlotte with my blog coaching package.

I spent the evening reading through that and then worked on my Instagram which usually involves me uploading a post and working on my engagement. I love interacting with everyone on Instagram. It’s like a little community over there and I love supporting everyone’s amazing content. Come on over and join in the conversation if you like!

Before bed, I started reading some of Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon. I’m not too sure on it yet. I haven’t picked it back up again for a good week or so as I’m not really feeling it so far. I know it’s been raved about in the past, but I don’t know if it’s just a little bit too much for me personally.

Have you ever read it?

Thursday 7th February 2018 | Week In The Life

After a not so productive day throughout a Wednesday, I then like to use Thursday like a Monday and try to catch up on things. I took some more photos again. You can probably see a pattern here. I spend most of my time taking photos. They’re probably the most time consuming for me.

I also caught up with any blog or Instagram comments from the previous day and after putting together a post for the next day, I scheduled some promotion for the blog post which was a part in my Meet The Blogger series. I love putting these posts together as I love being able to interview different bloggers and find out more about them.

Before lunch, I also scheduled in another workout. I don’t tend to work out any more than two to three times a week because I don’t want to push myself too much with my mental health and stomach issues. But as I said, I am really enjoying my workouts and feel like I am getting more ready to push myself a little bit more in the coming weeks. I use the SworkIt app for my workouts and add in weights where I feel necessary.

After reading through my coaching package the previous night, I took some notes that following afternoon on areas that I might choose to work on, improvements I might want to make and any helpful tips or advice I could take away from the package. Blog coaching has had some negative comments lately, but honestly, Charlotte put together points and helpful resources I had never even thought much about before. Definitely not stuff you’d find on Pinterest that’s for sure.

That evening I caught up with Riverdale on Netflix. I’m really not feeling this season. Is it just me or is it just a little weird now? I don’t know! Season 1 was so amazing though. I loved it so much. But season 2 went downhill and this season I’m just so confused. It’s such a shame as it was so good when it began. I’m just hoping it will pick up at the end of this season or at least into season 4.

It’s not too much to ask, is it?

Friday 8th February 2018 | Week In The Life

To finish off the week, I started my Friday nice and slow again. I painted my nails which is something I try to do at least once a week and I spoke about in my Beauty Resolutions for 2019 post. I also caught up with some blog content I had missed from other people before I had some breakfast.

And guess what, I took some more photos!

Would you have guessed it? 😉

Then I treated myself to a nice bubble bath. The perfect way to end the week. I used to have baths all the time a few years back but now I’m always having a shower. I just find them way more refreshing and if I have a bath, I tend to just sit on my phone, which isn’t good. So once in a while, I’ll take myself off for a bath. I actually read in the bath on this rare occasion. I had a little read of Eat Up by Ruth Tandoh.

After a slow start to the day, I managed to write a blog post for Sunday and then looked into a free online Digital Marketing course that I plan on starting soon to enhance my knowledge and skills on the subject. It will really help me with my business and moving forward. I also planned out the post you’re now reading a Week In The Life.

Friday’s I’m back at Matt’s again in time for the weekend, so I headed over there for some food and TV. Friday’s are the day’s when I catch up on Teen Mom UK. I bloody love that show! It’s like my guilty pleasure. I don’t know what it is but it’s just so good.

Then I played on the Sims but as the evening went on more, the more unwell I felt. I felt quite anxious in my throat and flushed. I don’t really know why but I just knew I didn’t feel 100% so I was glad when it was bedtime and I could sleep off the feelings.

I hope you enjoyed looking into my week! Please let me know if you want to see more Week In My Life style posts. 

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