Though it might not be evidenced in the British weather, summertime has finally arrived. Hurrah! I do love the holiday season as I normally have a few trips booked, which help to break up the monotony of day-to-day life.
This year, I’m lucky enough to be heading to Crete for a week of relaxation, and will be taking my yearly trip to Sweden to visit my boyfriend’s family in July.
Hitting that mid-year mark has got me feeling a little reflective about the way that I’m living and the effort that I put in to make good things happen to me. While last month’s goals were focused around adjustments to my creativity, I am looking at making more lifestyle-based changes in June.
1 | Live more consciously
Ever since watching The Cowspiracy last week, I have not been able to stop thinking about the impact that our eating and lifestyle choices have on the environment. As a Vegetarian, I need to work hard not to become complacent in the notion that I’m already doing enough to help, because I’m not – there’s always more to be done. Though I’m under no illusions that switching to a Vegan diet will be easy, I’m feeling more ready than ever to give it a go. I’ll be cutting down on my dairy and egg intake wherever I can, and will start being more vocal about the effect of animal agriculture on the planet on the platforms available to me. If you’d like to read more about The Cowspiracy and the facts about animal agriculture, this is a good place to start.
2 | Be the change I want to see
I have a terrible habit of letting things build up and situations deteriorate before I take action to change or improve them. Feeling angry, disappointed, upset and bitter is apparently easier than trying to take charge of my life, which I’m beginning to understand is an unhealthy cycle to live in. This month, and going forward, I will aim to turn my niggling I need to do something about this voice into concrete actions and plans, to improve my mental and physical wellbeing, as well as to take positive steps forward in my day-to-day life.
3 | Indulge in a little self care
Self care is time consuming, requires devoted attention and demands that we take breaks from constantly trying to create and produce things, and meet other people’s expectations. It is also an incredibly important part of a balanced lifestyle, and paramount in maintaining a healthy mind and body. Having been inspired by Rosalilium’s recent initiative to actively indulge in a weekly self care routine, I will be doing much more to look after myself regularly. Cue the bubbly baths, scented candles, cancelled plans and dates with the sofa, a blanket and a whole season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
How will you be spending June?