My Goals Til The End Of The Year

WOO, I'm back, it feels weird having a bit of a break. But in all honesty it was very overdue, I'm the kind of person that finds themselves running on empty quite a bit. It's something I don't want to be like obviously, but I'm very much an 'oh well I'll find time for a break later on' rather than at the moment when I need it. It's not exactly been a relaxing sit around do nothing, it's been more of a right I have a new job so my attention needs to be on that, I'm in the world of 9-5 so it's taken me some time to find my feet and get settled into the new routine. 

But I feel like I've got there now, I actually do 7 hours a day so my trick to combat that is to do add an extra hour onto my day to go to a cute cafe and get some blog posts done. And with that, I wanted to set myself some goals so that this break and time to think was for more than my return post. My blog has been very up and down over the years, it's had an up and dow…

Why I'm Getting Back Into Reading

I've been taking more time to focus on me and my wellbeing, I'd become so focused on everything and I struggled so much to make time purely for me, I struggle to sit down and just focus on something without my mind racing thinking about everything I have to do. I used to read so much during college and when there was coursework, exams, and general life mounting up it was good to shift my attention to something.

But for me, I have to be deep into the book for it to really help. I love a story that grips you the whole way through, i'm a major lover of crime and drama books or any book that leaves you unexpecting what will happen next. I have a stack at home of some of my favourite books that the minute I started reading them, I couldn't put them down at all.

At the moment, I'm reading I am I am I am by Maggie O'Farrell I'm not going to give much away but each chapter focuses on her life, and the experiences she mentions really does make you put life into perspective. I have to fight myself every night not to just read it all in one go, i'm allowing myself about 2 chapters a night but at this rate I will be done in a couple of days but it honestly is so good.

I'm also bad for going on my phone, i'm always connected or on my phone in some sort of way. Whether it's watching something on youtube or netflix, or twitter, or just reading a news article I feel like I am connected to my phone. And although it's good to be connected, you can't beat staying off your phone for half an hour and get your head fixated on a book. It's helped me make my time on my phone more efficient, avoiding to some extent the pointless 40 minute scrolling.

But where can you get the good books? If you love a good bookshop (which come on everyone should) then traditional Waterstones is a good one to check out, but if you want to sway from the crowd and pop into somewhere new, and if you're Manchester based then Fopp and Paramount are the places to check out.

Fopp is one of those all round places, with books and music and dvd's it really has a range of things. Or Paramount across from the arndale is great for a weekend trip

Until next time,Chloe!


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