Hello lovelies, how are you today?
It’s Monday again and we have a short week ahead of us. I’m looking forward to easter. Not because I’m particularly religious, but because it’s a great opportunity to spend time with family. I love my work, but I love spending time with Ace and Garth more. So I can’t wait to have some time together.
I’m so happy for all the feedback I have had regarding my Mindful Monday posts. It is my most personal post on this blog and I’m happy to hear so many of you find it inspiring. To be honest I kind of almost write it as therapy for myself. It’s incredibly important to reflect and evaluate on a regular basis. So if you haven’t tried it yet, now is a great time to start.
This is my mantra, focus, goal, and vision this week
My mantra this week – “At my own pace”. I am one of those people who very easily become a bit overexcited when I have a new idea. I want it all to happen straight away and I forget to plan my execution. Often I end up keeping it up for a while and then the lack of preparation becomes tangible and I quit. So now I have decided that I need to learn how to take my time. I have to plan properly and execute only when I’m actually ready. It’s such a fine line between hurrying into a project and leaving it too long and never get it off the ground.
My affirmation this week – “Tess is back”. Last week really showed me that I can have most things from my “old ” life even now when I’m a Mom. It’s actually really cool how quickly things have begun to go back to normal after Ace turned a year. It’s such a gamechanger. I wish I would have known this the first few weeks as a new mother. It would have brought me comfort and made me stress less.
My goal this week – I had an “all in” week last week. I was everywere and did everything. It was great. But now I’m a bit behind on admin and need to put my head down and work on my laptop this week. It’s important I collect my thoughts, organize and re-focus again. I try to keep an every-other-week schedule if possible. One week I step on the gas and the next one I cruise.
My dream of the week – I’m dreaming of hiring an assistant again. I love the creative part of my work. But I’m just not as big of a fan of the admin. I’m not really ready to hand things over yet, but soon.
My vision this week – “Serenity, stilness, 9 hours of unbroken sleep, healthy meals, time to breath, move my body and just go with the flow. I have a vision to dedicate one week twice a year to myself. I want to go on a retreat, maybe yoga or similar where I both get to move my body and relax. The idea is to create a pocket of time to only focus on myself. For now Ace is a bit young for me to leave for such a long time, but maybe next year.
My focus this week – I’m coming up to a crossroads where I will have to make a choice. If I will go back to modeling again, something else will have to give. I don’t want to lose out on my time with Ace and I spend my working hours on the blog and other social media channels. It’s time to evaluate what actually brings me joy (and of course an income). I won’t be able to do it all so something will have to go. Possibly the Swedish blog. I’m just not sure I’m ready to give it up after 11 years. This is a conundrum I will have to chip away at for a while.
The event of the week – I’m going to meet the founder of a Mom-network here in London tomorrow. There are many of these kinds of organizations in London and I always meant to join one. I just haven’t found the perfect fit yet. I quite like the sound of this one, so hopefully, it will be what I’m looking for.
My lesson from last week– I’m not too old to book my dream photo-shoots. I wasn’t sure what modelling was going to be like after I had Ace, but apparently there is still some juice left in this old lady.
My everyday-luxury this week– Friday is the start of a 19-day long break for Garth. I can’t wait! It’s always so nice to have the family together in one place. Especially since Garth has been traveling lots recently. We are staying in London for the week of easer and then we head off to Dax in France to visit our friends The Ibanez family. I’m so excited about this spring!
My inspiration this week – This week I’m inspired by this clip by Jay Shetty. It’s about the importance of re-charging. I think we all can benefit from making a few changes in our routines to live a better life.
What’s your mantra, focus, goal, and vision this week?
Photo – Ida Zander. Location – Aux Mervellieuxde Fred.