Go wildly & slow: January

December came and went incredibly fast. I feel like I blinked and Christmas was here and now it's gone. I took down my Christmas tree this morning and cleared away the cobwebs (metaphorical and real). 

My head got a little bit clouded over the Christmas period. I love being at home and getting cosy, I'm the first to jump at a lazy pyjama day. But sometimes, without a routine, I can find myself slipping into a haze of nothingness boarding on depression. If I don't kick myself into action I eventually realise I haven't really done anything for days on end and I haven't seen the world outside. 

I don't know about you, but for my mental health this doesn't sit well. 

Last month I started this 'Go Wildly and Slow' monthly instalment as much to encourage myself as anyone reading my posts. And it went quite well, I lit my candles most evenings and loved the atmosphere it created. It makes such a big difference and is so worth it. I failed at getting outside every day but I did get out more than usual. I had baths, I love baths. And I wrote some letters/cards but have yet to send them (who has time to go to the post office!!) I'll send them soon!

With January being very much here and sure to fly by just as fast I'm keeping my promises for this month simple. Just a couple of ideas of how we can all go wildly & slow this month to start the new year as we intend to go on.

 Forest walk at Bewl Water, Kent, England

Forest walk at Bewl Water, Kent, England

Go Slow

Set aside time to focus on the year ahead and the areas you want to see growth in your life.

It's not as snappy as 'new year's resolutions' but I think it's more true to what I find helpful. The last few years I have spent time at the beginning of the year thinking of a few things I'm hoping to leave behind and a few things I'm hoping to bring with me from the year before and the main areas of my life I want to focus on and see growth in as the year progresses. So far for me that looks like this:

  • I want to hold onto the space I've found for being creative, partly inspired by the Instagram community and my burning need for more of it in my life!
  • I want to leave behind procrastination and self-doubt (just little things really).
  • There are lots of areas I want to see growth but especially I'd like to see it in this blog and my social media platforms.

Now I need to spend some more time breaking down these HUGE goals and making them a reality.

go wildly

Have an adventure

That's it. It's really simple but that's the beauty of it. Whatever that looks like for you, start the year with an adventure. I want/need adventure in my life otherwise I start to feel a little bit crazy and the monotony of life feels like it's taking root. 

Join me in sharing your Go Wildly & Slow moments this month with #gowildlyandslow on Instagram. 

N x