So, it’s been a while since I have posted consistently both on my blog and on social – I’ve had a lot going on and as my blog is a hobby it’s the first thing that takes a back seat when I need to focus on ‘lifing’. It’s hard to find a healthy balance sometimes, and as much as I wish I could focus on my blog more, it’s just not possible as there are never enough hours in the day.
You might know that I started a new job towards the back end of last year, and as it’s totally different to my previous job it’s been a learning curve. I previously worked in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for a property company, and I now work in Influencer Marketing for a travel company – so totally different roles and industries. As soon as I started the role it was all systems go as I had a large scale event to organise, so after a full on day of event planning, blogging and social planning the last thing I wanted to do was come home and do the same 4 nights a week. But, I have found the healthy balance now and interesting ways in which I can lessen the stress at work and at home. Speaking of home, this has now become a new stress for me…
Last week my house started flooding…. AGAIN. Yup, it did the same last year too. After ripping up my pretty flooring that had only been down a year, spending 3 days without water (or a shower) and basically sitting in puddles of water crying, my house is ruined. Because I couldn’t shower as I had to turn my water off at the mains, I was working from home, which again added some stress in to my life as it’s not my usual working environment, especially when it’s full of puddles and there’s laminate flooring ripped up everywhere. Although on the plus side at least when working from home I have a dedicated desk that’s full of cacti and greenery, which is one of the tips for lessening stress at work and home – although it doesn’t quite lessen the stress of not having a shower.
So yeah, it’s been a rough few weeks at TPB HQ, and all the relaxation, stress busting and meditation tips have been a life saver for me – now I just need some DIY tips, as pretty much half of my house needs ripping out and replacing.