At the start of 2021 when we were all in New Year Resolution, Word Of the Year (WOTY), New beginnings mode I wrote a post where I shared my WOTY. I love reading what others have chosen for their words and I’m happy with mine because it can encompass every area of my life. I also shared a meme where the first four words you saw would be your focus for the coming year.
I’ve committed to myself to write a monthly Self review and Reset post which will be based around the four word focus of Love, Gratitude, Connection and Health. I will also be sharing extras like Books that I’ve read or new experiences which I think will fit nicely under the Lifestyle category.
My theme for January was Review & Reset in all areas of my life and I’m hoping to reintroduce different themes each month for the Facebook Group and also the Blog.
So how did I rate in my Self-Review and Reset for January? I think I ticked all of the boxes so that’s a good start to 2021.
Make a cuppa and join me for a catchup and review of January 2021.
As I mentioned, Review and Reset has been my theme for January and I’ve also joined two new linkups #weekendcoffeeshare with Natalie the Explorer and #sundaystills with Terri from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives.
I’ve listed my posts from January and surprised myself with the number I had written. Here are the links in case you’ve missed any:
Saying ‘Goodbye’ to 2020 & looking towards 2021
Let’s Review & Reset in 2021
WOTY – Have you chosen one?
10 steps to Conquer your Goals
Lessons learned in 2020 to grow in 2021
Move it or Lose it – Don’t let COVID lockdown be your excuse
Where are you placing your energy?
Standing on a Glacier on the other side of the world
Walking with my head in the clouds
I cannot imagine…..
Following the passing of my mother-in-law in late October, my husband and I are starting to feel brighter and refocus on ‘us’. Of course, grieving doesn’t stop overnight but we have been making an effort to support each other with long walks by the ocean, taking time to enjoy each other’s company which also includes enjoying relaxing with a cheese platter on our balcony.
Had a Facetime with my gorgeous grandsons during their 3 -day COVID lockdown and then spent time with them both before School goes back. I wrote in a recent post I cannot imagine my life without these two cuties.
My son is getting married on 4th February so we gathered for a BBQ to meet his fiancee’s parents. With COVID and the like it has been difficult to have family gatherings. My contribution was this Toblerone Creamy Cheesecake
What will I be wearing to the wedding? I’ll let you know next month which one I chose.
For self-care and self-love I’ve been trying to take time for a DIY facial each week. I’m loving Lime Life by Alcone’s Skin Polish with Lemon & Jojoba beads
My 6 year blogging anniversary is in January and it crept up on me again. I am full of gratitude for you my readers who take the time to read, like and/or leave me thoughtful comments. I’ve built up friendships with other bloggers during this time and we’ve all written about how ‘bloggers ‘get’ bloggers’ which is true. We all understand why each of us blogs and the pull it can have. As I write this post I’ve written 1,379 posts and had over 16,000 comments plus my replies.
I woke this morning, the last day of January, to a rainbow which was a lovely way to start the day and to lift my spirits. The rainbow was set against a grey sky and it reminded me that even when life feels grey there is always a rainbow of hope. There is something magical about rainbows and I’m sending that feeling of magic right over to you!
I’ve just joined a Book Club with 3 friends and we are visiting the Classics, n particular the Bronte Sisters. This is a genre I don’t usually reach for in the first instance but I’m enjoying the conversation and discussion and we’ve only had two meetings!
My weekly Women’s Circle catchup is a wonderful way to make me think. We have a guiding question each week and I always come away from these meetings full of inspiration.
My weekly running with my Saturday Sisters as well as a new run with my Gold Coast buddy, Wendy from Wendy’s Way to Health ensure I keep my social connection whilst staying fit at the same time.
- Entered the RACQ International Womens Day run to be held on 7th March. It is a short course for me, but the bonus is I’m running with my daughter and one of my Saturday Sisters.
- Daily Smoothie with Greens and Protein Powder
- Yoga – I’ve been trying to do a practice regularly at least 3 times each week which I’ve managed so far. I enjoy Yoga with Adrienne but also Yoga with my friend, Carol from Harmony & Healthy Yoga who has virtual and IRL classes.
- As a Group Fitness Instructor in the Strong Healthy Women Virtual Studio I participated in the 5-day Metabolic Jumpstart Challenge.
Lifestyle & Learning
Books I’ve read
I’m also reading Wuthering Heights for my Book Club but we are taking our time and only reading so many chapters between meetings so we can discuss in detail.
Learning & Self-Growth
I completed the “Simple Steps to an Incredible Year” by Mel Robbins short course which I found helpful in resetting my life.
Repotted my plants
I’m no ‘green thumb’ but I successfully repotted some plants. Living on the ocean and in an apartment I don’t have a garden so stick mainly to succulents which I love.
Well that is my Monthly Self-Review and Reset for January. I wonder what February will bring?
What did you get up to in January? I’d love to hear about how you are Living Well After 50.