Is this how you feel today? Some Mondays I wake up and think "right - let's get to grips with this week!" Today was definitely not one of those Mondays - a rubbish weekend, injured dog, damaged car, abandoned plans - and just don't ask about the diet.
Sometimes the opportunity to put last week behind you and start afresh just isn't enough. What do you turn to when your motivation seems to have upped and left? I like a visual reminder. Looking at a photo of the outfit I'm going to treat myself to when I shift that half stone helps me get back on my healthy eating plan or just seeing the words "day off" in my diary motivates me to get all my chores completed on time.
If you've woken up with that Monday feeling today here are some fun things you could treat yourself to and give yourself a boost. The fact that they are all handmade and under ten pounds should help cheer you up too!
A Happy October to you! Maybe you don't throw a party at the start of a new month but I think changing the page of the calendar deserves more than a little recognition.
A new month is a fresh start and a promise of things to come. Take a moment to enjoy the subtle changes October will bring - Autumn leaves, hearty food, sitting by the fire.....
Take a moment to plan some seasonal treats, maybe write an October bucket list and appreciate the days from today to Trick or Treat.
I just had to share this bargain find - all these lovely organisers (from Dunelm) are in my current mustard and grey colour crush and they are a real bargain - all four would only set you back £9.
Every week I tell myself that I could have achieved more if I'd been more organised. Usually I ignore my own advice as I'm not very good with being told what to do - even by myself!
This week it will be different. The lists and planners are out and next week is getting knocked into shape. I've tried a lot of planners over the years and I've yet to find "the perfect planner" - maybe it doesn't exist. Currently I am favouring a mix of ready printed and some printable downloads, which I just punch and put in a file.
There are lots of free printables out there and I have a couple of simple ones below - just click on them to print.
The ready printed meal planners and shopping lists are from The Works.