If I’m going to be honest with myself and you – last year I was stretched too thin.
I had so many balls in the air last year that by the time I went on leave in December, I was so burnt out. My body felt it. My lower back was in a complete spasm. I felt exhausted all the time and I could literally just sleep all day every day! My body was literally forcing me to relax and take it easy.
While on leave I read a few books, one being Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg Mckeown and it’s just what the Doctor ordered!
For the first time in a very long time I can say that we had a proper staycation. We didn’t do much, just lounged around at home. Basically just swim, eat, relax and repeat. It was more than relaxing to say the least and I can honestly say that I feel my body has rebooted.
But on the other hand, there were a couple of cons which makes me want to plan our next Summer holiday right now!!! Before I do that, I think I should list all the pro’s and con’s and see which option is best for my family
If I had to describe 2019 in a five words, I would have to say it was all about learning and growth but not in the typical book smart way. It was all lessons I learned about myself.
I share quite a bit about me and my family and our day to day life on my platforms, but there’s actually a lot that I haven’t shared this year. There were so many highlights and a couple of low lights too, just like anyone else.
I however prefer focusing on the positive so (yes I do however acknowledge and learn from these things, that’s key) but I thought I’d do a recap of some of the fun things I’ve done and celebrated this year and perhaps mention 1 or 2 things I haven’t before:
Don’t you just love this time of year?
It’s really the best but it’s also a time where one can go a bit overboard with the spending… This year I have quite a long list of gifts to buy but also have a budget to stick to! I’ve been shopping around and thought I’d share a list of christmas gifts under R200 that may come in handy! Some may call these “Stocking Stuffers” but I actually think these outshine the more expensive gifts as they are things that can be made use of 🙂