Hi lovelies, how are you doing? Anyone on holiday yet?
We actually decided to stay put this summer. Well, with a week in Sweden for Harry’s (my nephew) birthday. But apart from that week, we thought we would stay in the UK for once. Enjoy our garden, hopefully, have some picnics in the sun and maybe have a little staycation somewhere nice in the countryside.
I’m trying to be more mindful of my flying habits. It’s obviously not great for the environment to be jet setting around the globe constantly. So I try to limit it to seeing friends and family. I want every trip we do to have a purpose beyond just a holiday. I will still fly but not unnecessarily and always pick my destinations with care.
No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. If all of us skip that one or two flights a year, it will add up.
This is my vision, mantra, focus, and little luxury this week;
My mantra this week – ”Slow and steady wins the race”. I like to work quietly. I put down long-term goals and keep my head down and squirrel away. When I reach my goals it might look like easy wins to others, but believe me, it’s not. I just like to keep things under wraps. I rather want to be last in the race, and then surprise everyone by overtaking just before the finish line.
My affirmation this week – ”You can change almost everything in your life”. This is an affirmation I find incredibly important and use often. Sometimes our lives can feel conditioned by our circumstances. But it’s most of the time actually only an illusion. If you start to look around, you will realize pretty quickly that you are only a decision away from changing something significant. We also always have the option of how we react to the struggles life throws at us. I try to think “what can this teach me?” or “what is in my power to change in this situation?” if something doesn’t go as I planned.
My goal this week – This week’s goal is to decide what influencer networks to join and if I should have an agent here in the UK as well as the one I have in Sweden. I’m having a few meetings this week and by Sunday I’m planning to sit down, have a proper think and re-structure my business plan accordingly. It’s important to constantly be fluid and open for change in this business.
My dream of the week – I’m dreaming of a collaboration with NET-A-PORTER’s new platform ”Sustain”. (affiliate link) It would be the perfect match for me. Sustainable, quality and timeless fashion. Whoever helps me get that gig would be my new hero in life. (Sending it out to the universe!)
My vision this week – My vision this week is to be able to do CrossFit again. My Diastasis Recti is still pretty bad and I’m barely allowed to do any exercise to not run the risk of making it worse or injuring myself. At this point, my stomach muscles have come together as much as they will on their own, so the next step is surgery. However if I have it done, I can’t have more kids after. So it looks like I have to wait a few years. Until then I just have to keep carefully doing yoga and dream of having a strong back and stomach again in the future.
My focus this week – Garth is in Paris and I only have Ace to keep up with, So I’m using this time to really set down my routines and work on my efficiency. I love my routines and when I’m on my own I can really live the kind of life I thrive in without compromising.
The event of the week – A heatwave is coming to London and I’m excited to be hanging out in the garden. I have put Olive’s (the dog) ice vest in the freezer and need to dive into our messy basement and pull out and find Ace’s (the son) paddling pool. Bring on the heat!
My lesson from last week – You never know what fun stuff is lurking behind the corner. I feel like I’m getting nice surprises every day at the moment. Life is exciting!
My little luxury this week – I have loads of proper luxury chocolates at home from a fun event I attended last week (post to come) If you follow me on Instagram you already know what I’m talking about.
My inspiration this week – I fell into a virtual black hole the other day and didn’t reappear again until hours later. I found this completely non-flashy ugly blog with all these really interesting articles on parenting. ”Barking up the wrong tree” is a great example of not judging a blog by its cover.
What is your vision, mantra, focus, and little luxury this week?
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