Today I am sharing the activities for FTG30 days 11 to 15. These prompts are part of my month-long series (Find the Good in 30 Days). I am also posting the activities daily to Instagram.
- If you haven’t already read my introduction post about this project and how it will work please click HERE to read it.
- Click here if you’re looking for days 1 to 5.
- And here for days 6 – 10.
Thursday 11th April – INSPIRATION – Playlist / Find the Good Songs
Today’s theme is Inspiration and today’s activity is to create a Find the Good Playlist.
I find music can really affect my mood. I often find myself listening to sad love songs when I’m feeling low. And I also enjoy listening to uplifting music to improve my energy levels.
What songs make you want to sing and dance? Which songs uplift you and improve your mood and energy?
If you use a music app – create a playlist today and add more songs as you come across them. If you don’t use a music app you could make a list in your notebook instead.
Perhaps you could even choose 1 song to play whenever you need to have a 3 minute dance party!
Friday 12th April – HEALTH – Rest
Today’s theme is Health and today’s activity is all about Rest.
Do you sleep well? I don’t always…and when I’m not well-rested I am nowhere near as productive or inspired. Lack of rest, for me, leads to bad choices and bad moods!
Sometimes when we feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do next – rest can be the best option.
But, I understand, it’s not as easy as laying your head on a pillow and closing your eyes. Sometimes sleep can be elusive.
So how much sleep do you get? How much time do you allow yourself for resting? And what can you do to encourage more sleep and rest in your life?
Here are some ideas:
- Make a commitment to have an early night (or more than 1!) Figure out how long you need to get ready for bed and set an alarm to allow yourself enough time to get into bed early.
- Do you use screens in bed? If so, why not take a break. I’ve been charging my phone in a different room overnight and it’s made a big difference. You could also set an alarm to put your phone down for the night.
- Create a ritual to let your body and mind know it’s time to wind-down. You could drink camomile tea, do some quiet yoga or meditate, do some journalling or take a bath. Find a pattern you can follow regularly to help you get ready to rest.
If you have any tips for better rest please do share them in the comments!
Saturday 13th April – ROUTINES – Evening Routine
Today’s theme is Routines and today’s activity is looking at your Evening Routine.
Last week we looked at Morning Routines. I want you to do something similar for your Evening Routine. You could answer the following questions in your notebook…or just have a think about them…
- First of all – what does “evening” mean to you? (For me, it’s after dinner all the way through until bedtime.)
- Now what do your evenings look like currently? Do you follow any kind of routine? What works well currently and what doesn’t?
- How would your ideal evening look? What would you like to spend time doing?
- Think about your energy levels at this time of day – are you a night owl or are you exhausted by this time of the day?
- What would be the best way to finish out the day? (I like writing my daily gratitude and tucking into bed with a book to read).
Pick one thing you can start introducing into your evening routine and start today. If you need ideas why not check out my Find the Good in the Evening post.
Sunday 14th April – SELF CARE – Creativity
Today’s theme is Self Care and today’s activity is to spend time on your own Self Care.
Last week we wrote a list of Self Care Ideas. You could choose to do one of those today. You could also add to your list.
For today and the next two Sunday’s I will share Self Care Ideas along a certain theme (creativity, pampering and connection). These may work for you. If not, come up with your own themes. I think it’s good to think of Self Care as a broad subject – all the things you can do to nurture yourself.
One of the ways I like to nurture myself is with creativity. I’ve always enjoyed crafts and making things and can happily spend time doing so.
Here are some ideas for Self Care activities around Creativity. Do any of these appeal to you or spark other ideas? If so, add them to your list!
- Painting with watercolours
- Playing with clay (air dry clay is easy to buy and use without lots of equipment)
- Jewellery making
- Colouring books (buy yourself some good colouring pencils!)
- Crocheting or knitting
- Write letters to penpals
- Create a scrapbook of your favourite memories
- Write a poem or short story
- Sewing, embroidery or cross-stitch
- Make some cards
- Create a collage from images that you like (a great use for old magazines)
- Create a Pinterest board for a project you’d like to work on (e.g. home decor or garden design)
Enjoy taking time out for yourself today. And if you can’t fit it in to your schedule today – make an appointment with yourself now for another day!
Monday 15th April – HAPPY – 10 (or more) Happy Things
Today’s theme is Happy.
Over the duration of FTG30 I want you to create a list of things that make you happy.
Find last week’s list in your notebook.
Today I want you to add at least 10 Happy Things. We will do this once each week through the month and by the end of the month you will have a list of at least 40 things that make you happy.
(Note – if you can manage 25 items each week then you’ll have a list of 100 by the end of the month!)
That’s FTG30 days 11 to 15 done.
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