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The Struggle to Pull Yourself Together After Christmas and New Year

Hands up who’s failing a couple of their goals already?  My room’s a tip and I’ve blogged once in 5 days so erm, those two have gone down the toilet already.  Nevertheless, there’s hope for the rest!

Can I also get a hands up from all the people who are struggling to kickstart their brain again after Christmas?  Seriously I think my brain cells have deteriorated and the ‘it’s 6pm, what have I actually done all day?!?’ feelings are kicking in more often than I’d like.  And something (read: the twitterverse) tells me I’m not the only one.  Like um… motivation/willpower where you at huh???  Where’s my productive girlboss self wandered off to?



This week’s obviously been the first week back at work for many, and much as I’m glad to not have had to drag my backside to an office at 9am every morning, this ‘no schedule, finger in many pies’ life of mine makes it bloody hard to get yourself going again.  Because it’s just not clear cut when stop and start, you kinda drift off and on instead.   And so far I haven’t drifted fully back on yet!  The human equivalent of switching it off and on again hasn’t quite kicked in.  Maybe next week when my mum, dad and brother are all back at work and college I’ll get there.  I need limited distractions haha.


Whilst we’re on the topic though, how do you create a routine when your life doesn’t have one?  I don’t know how relatable this is to people at college/uni/work (to any new readers, I’m doing a full-time Open University degree whilst blogging and trying my hand at a few other side things too) but my life doesn’t have an enforced routine or schedule, so it’s all on me to make one.  Funnily enough it can be pretty difficult not having a time and a place to be somewhere!  Which is fine because I’m usually pretty self disciplined and would get bored with too much routine anyway.  But still.  Kick up the arse needed.



So whilst my fitness motivation is all fine and dandy and I feel like I should still be riding the new year ‘DO ALL THE THINGS’ wave, in reality it’s taking me a little while to get going.  And I’m still clinging on to Christmas present jazz for dear life by leaving them in gift bags in my bedroom and refusing to find them a home.  And wearing items around the house because they’re pretty pressies even if they’re wholly inappropriate for January weather. Flimsy sleeveless top, case in point!  This one was a gift from my nan and it couldn’t really be more ‘me’.  Frills and pale pink and floaty yes please.  Now I just need some real sun to replace the St Moriz giving me a glow lol.



lily kate x

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  • Reply
    6th January 2017 at 10:18 pm

    I completely know how you feel Lily. I feel like I’m constantly trying to catch my resolutions. I’m going back at college next Monday or to be precise in 3 days and I haven’t studied as much as I should have. Although my blogging motivation is surprisingly good (as I managed to scheduled posts for whole January) but I’m still pretty sure that I should’ve be more productive. Hopefully we’ll get on track pretty soon. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • Reply
      Lily Kate France
      13th January 2017 at 8:56 am

      I’m glad it’s not just me! Talking about January motivation is easy, putting it into practice is another matter. Hope your return to college went ok! I’m so impressed that you’ve scheduled posts so far in advance, I basically write them as I post haha!

  • Reply
    7th January 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I seem to find that some days I’m unbelievably productive and get lots done but some days I seem to get nothing done!

  • Reply
    9th January 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Perhaps you are waiting for Chinese New Year? 28 January? Get your house in order by then?

    Happy new year Lily!!! I can totally relate, as I have some lingering new years’ resolutions from years past to complete this year, like my Ph.D. which I have been two months from completing for the past 2 years, and not too much will to see things through, just yet, maybe after a short break.

    • Reply
      Lily Kate France
      13th January 2017 at 9:28 am

      Maybe that’s the answer! Let’s see what the 28th holds yeah?
      May 2017 be the year Max’s Ph.D is ticked off the list 🙂

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