3 Ways To Get Your Shit Together in April

3 Ways To Get Your Shit Together in April
Carly Jacobs
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t the beginning of each month, I like to have a look at the previous month and focus on areas where I was a bit shit. I was okay in March – I stuck to all of my challenges which was great and I hardly drank alcohol at all because I was so busy. However there was lots of travel which led to a little bit of lazy-ness in the food and exercise department. April is set to be a busy month so I’m concentrating on manageable health and fitness, while travelling and working on several different projects. Here are 3 ways to get your shit together in April… you in?

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Take it easy over Easter 

I generally relax a bit on long weekends but I just got back from Bali (hello noodles and Bintang!) so I’m going to concentrate on making good choices over Easter which means being sensible wherever I can and staying on top of my exercise. Join me for going easy over Easter?

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Exercise for 20 minutes every single day 

This is a repeat from February but part of self improvement is acknowledging when something works for you. #20minutesaday was brilliant for me. I lost weight, I felt great and it totally improved my mood everyday. I’m going to actually post my exercise every day on Instagram too. Join me for #20minutesaday in April?

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Be grateful

I started a gratitude journal when I was in Bali last week on a recommendation from Hair Romance and I’m loving it. It’s a brilliant way to put my super privileged life into perspective, particularly if I feel like I’m having a bit of a bullshit day. I think it’s a lovely thing to do so every day I’ll be doing an #everydaygrateful post on Instagram in April. Join me?

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What are your focus areas for April? Anything you need to change to get your shit together this month?

 

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27 Comments

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid 2 years ago

    Yep. I have to be a tad more consister with that old chestnut exercise! And I have a gratitude journal, but I never write in it, I think I will have to dig it out. I did the #100HappyDays challenge on Instagram last year, and was thinking of a repeat performance. It really made me enjoy the moment and look for the good stuff. I reckon with my gratitude journal and 100 Happy Days, I’ll be all over April!

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I got an iphone app one that quite like… it’s a little bit glitchy so it’s not amazing but it does the job!

  2. sophiecliff 2 years ago

    Love these! I really want focus on the 20 mins a day exercise journal!

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I did it in Feb and it was awesome. So manageable!

  3. Lauren @ The Thud 2 years ago

    Yep, I’m a big fan of the #everydaygrateful I’ll try to join in. I think it totally changes your outlook when you actively look for the good things in your life. It’s a great habit to get into.

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      I’m only just getting into it but I absolutely love it! Looking forward to doing it for a full month!

  4. Chilli 2 years ago

    Gratitude, I need to repeat times a million. Am going to get me a journal or app and make a start on April 1st and that is not a joke!

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Ha! Hilarious! Get on it – I use an app on my phone and it’s perfect because I always have it with me everywhere I go!

  5. 20 minutes is the perfect amount of workout! It keeps me focused and I just get it done. Something about doing it everyDAMNday just helps stop excuses for me.
    It’s boring but I really need to sort of my kitchen cupboards and do a restock…..domestic freaking goddess.

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      The every day thing just totally changes it. It’s like there’s no option but to do it!

  6. You have seriously read my mind girlfriend. I’m feeling so very shit right now. I’m booked to see a naturopath next week and I can’t wait. I’ll defs be moving 20 minutes a day and practicing gratitude alongside you next month. x

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Sweet! It makes such a difference and it takes up almost no time. I’m going to be hardcore about sticking to it this month. HARD CORE!!!!!

  7. lucianacorrales 2 years ago

    Absolutely love the idea of #everydaygrateful
    Will definitely be joining
    x Luci
    http://www.lilt-blog.com

  8. Maxabella 2 years ago

    I’ve kept a gratitude journal since 2002. One line, every single day. x

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Whoa! That’s commitment my friend! Good on you!

  9. Bec @ The Plumbette 2 years ago

    This post is a good kick in the butt for me. I really need to start the every day grateful journal.

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Just get an app on your phone! Makes it so much easier particularly if you’re travelling!

  10. Amber Melody at THE BEAUTIFUL LENS 2 years ago

    I love your 3 things Smags.

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Oh me too! It’s going to be a goooood month! I can feel it!

      • Amber Melody at THE BEAUTIFUL LENS 2 years ago

        Official YAYs. x

  11. bianca 2 years ago

    I’m cutting out alcohol in april, keeping a detailed list of my expenditures and riding my bike to work at least 3 times a week. That’s my list for the month!

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Well done you! I’m cutting out alchol until the end of May unless I’m in Sydney (I have 2 events there so I can have wine after those events!) I’m doing every second month alcohol free this year! So far so good!

  12. my2morrows 2 years ago

    I used to have a gratitude journal but now do sentance a day which i love. I’m onto my second year and the prompts really make you think and its so cool to look back on a year ago to see what I wrote for each prompt. So much can change in a year!

    April for me will be about maintaining the momentum I’ve got going with my Yoga and running. Fingers crossed I can keep it up! xx

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      Carly Jacobs 2 years ago

      Maintaing momentum is so important! I’m going hard/easy month about this year. No alcohol and #20minutes a day every second month.

  13. Lily | Stylescene 2 years ago

    I was given a gratitude journal back when I was still in school and like a typical, too-cool-for-school teenager, hardly ever wrote in it! It’s so easy to get caught up in the negatives and forget about the good stuff, so a journal is a great way to keep it fresh in your mind!

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