2018 is closing very fast (I mean it is October already!) and I thought I would share with you how my ‘self-love journey’ so far. This is going to be another rambling post on what is currently going on in my life, so grab a coffee and let’s get to it!

2018 so far and my self-love journey

Related: My word for 2018 was provided

So as I mentioned in a previous post, my word for 2018 is self-love and I also shared that I wanted to do things that I love to do more. But, It only feels that I am starting to do the things that I wanted to do all year now! I know right, at the end of the year!!!

So here is the list of things that I wanted to do in 2018:

Make my quiet time a priority. 

‘Loving my body’

Doing things that I love

So the results…

Make my quiet time a priority:

I am still struggling to get into a healthy habit for my quiet time. Being married and finding a new routine is harder than I thought. We have been married for 4, almost 5, months and I still don’t have a routine that I love. But I strive to do my quiet time every morning.

Related: Our Wedding Journey, Wedding budget break down 

‘Loving my body’

I started to do more exercise in June. I subscribed to Studio Tone It Up, which is a fitness app that is developed by the awesome girls of Tone It Up. The app allows you to schedule your workouts for the week and gives you a notification before the workout. This has really helped to keep me accountable. I love the difference I can see in my lower body since I started. I didn’t lose any weight, cause I haven’t changed anything drastic in my diet. They are currently running the 31 Day Challenge (which I am doing in the app), so feel free to check it out.

I opened another Instagram accountability account to help me stay on track with my workouts.

I was hoping to up my skincare routine a bit more than I have achieved so far. But at the moment this is how my skincare routine looks: Every morning and evening I wash my face with this facial cleanser, then I use a toner from Avroy Shlain that I ordered from my mom. Lastly, I moisturize my face every day with this day cream and this night cream from African Extracts.

I have normal to dehydrated skin most of the time, so I love how the African Extracts classic range are so creamy and moisturizing. I also use the Garnier Micellar in Oil to get rid of leftover makeup and it also hydrates my skin. Once a week I try to incorporate a skin scrub or a mask. I ran out of a serum a while ago and I haven’t purchased a new one yet. Another product that I want to get is an eye cream. My under eye area are very dry at the moment and my fine lines and wrinkles quite deep, so need to give the area a bit more attention.

Doing things that I love

Reading is still on the list, but haven’t got any more attention other than being on the list. 

I love to bake, so I have been baking some bread at home when we ran out. Then there is the occasional pudding or cake here and there.

I want to branch out my interest so that I can find new things that I love. I have researched a few hobbies that I am willing to try but will let you know when anything takes off. 😉

Thanks for sticking to the end! Have a great day and join me next time for another cup of coffee!

Keep it Classy! 😉

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