September 2018 Wrap Up

I don't say this often, but I'm glad to see the back of that month. September was pretty painful for me. After the go-go-go of August, September was more no-no-no. Never before have I burned out in such spectacular fashion.

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As I'm sure you can imagine, things were pretty quiet around here as a result.

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September 2018 wrap up post from HowToGYST.com

Blog Posts from September 2018

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Here's where you need to change your address if you're moving so you don't lose mail| Moving house | Moving tips
The Winter of my discontent
September 2018 Favourites | Everything I bought in September 2018, post KonMari Method

And that was literally it for blog posts. Like I said, a slow month.

Videos from September 2018

Staging a comeback as we speak. 😉

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Social Media Stats for September 2018

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What else happened in September 2018?

Scout started kindergarten... and then broke her arm. And I basically spent the month in bed reading.

Books I finished reading in September 2018

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Because I burnt out in a big way I was basically reading books for most of the month. Hence how I managed to fly through this lot (thus getting me closer to my goal of 50 for the year, as per my "19 Before 2019" challenge.

There were also a few I started but didn't finish ('cause life's too short to read shit books), and one I quickly skimmed through. I didn't include those.

If you're looking for a good fiction book, "The Hate U Give" is the best I read this month. And the best non-fiction/self-help book was "The Obstacle Is The Way".

The start of October still has me in a slump but I think I can just about see some slivers of hope on the horizon. I'm not 100% yet, but hopefully I'm getting there.

If you're feeling frazzled or worn out, I'd encourage you to rest. I ignored it for a week or two until my body basically forced me to sit my ass down and stay there. Maybe if I'd listened a bit sooner, it wouldn't be taking so long to recover. But I'm glad I eventually gave myself the break I so desperately needed. Otherwise who knows how bad it might have got!

What can you do today to practice a little self-care?

And how can you do it on a regular basis? Because not only do you deserve it, but you NEED it.


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4 Comments

  1. Here’s hoping October will be a better month, Laura!

  2. I’m concerned about you. Have you been to the doctors to check iron and thyroid ? My local politician thought she was burned out, turned out she had a serious illness.

    • I had blood work done back June and it was all clear so I assume anything serious would have shown up then. I’m feeling a bit brighter now though. I honestly think it was just a long overdue break I needed.

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