Inspirational AF: Monthly Me-Time

 

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This tweet (link here)¬†caught my eye this week. I love a plan or a list of some sort, and this seems like a near-perfect way to improve your state-of-mind. I try to create resolutions like these every new year, and, although I definitely do not complete them all every time, there’s something nice about having resolutions that make your life or you feel better, rather than being about losing or stopping something.

If you need some more, here a few suggestions:

Every Day:
– Read the news
– Make your bed
– Read 10 pages of a book
– Have a 5min solo dance session

Every Week:
– Message your parents
– Listen to a podcast
– Go for a walk
– Do a good deed

Every Fortnight:
– Call or email your grandparents
– Cook a 2 course meal

Every Month:
– Try something new
– Ask someone out for coffee (not a date necessarily, maybe just someone from work/a club you want to get to know better)

Comment below with any of your own suggestions!

Inspirational AF: Love After Love

This poem is filled with beautiful images. The last line, in particular, is one of my absolute favourites; I want it on my wall. The perfect poem to give you a little boost.

Love After Love

Derek Walcott

The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.