Sunday Self-Love: Sept-Oct 2016

I told myself I would be doing these and I AM DOING THESE! I wanted to make them a once-a-month thing but I forgot to do it for a while, so here are some self-proclaimed Nikita Excellence™ and various ways I’ve been showing myself kindness.

  1. Cleaning my space. My head has been feeling cluttered and unclear so I took a couple of days to really clean and organize my space so I can feel like a grown woman in charge of my own life. I played “The Desired Effect” by Brandon Flowers on vinyl twice. It’s so happy and 80s-sounding and makes me feel like dancing and making my life better. I realize I put this on my last SSL post but at least you know I clean my room once a month.
  2. Forgiving myself for being imperfect in an imperfect body. You may have seen my previous post My Internal Monologue of Weight Gain (and Loss) that I’ve been fluctuating in my weight because FEELINGS. My body image and sense of comfort in my body has suffered but I’ve made the decision to let myself feel the feelings and cope with feelings. I shouldn’t beat myself up over something to temporary.
  3. I started using my agenda again to get shit done. I also bought a Passion Planner to REALLY get shit done.
  4. Attending Queen’s 2016 Homecoming! It has been 5 years since I graduated and I have a lot of feelings about Queen’s University, my growth, and the people I’ve crossed paths with. It was really great going back! (Longer post about this pending.)
  5. I listened to the Hamilton soundtrack and it has healed me.
  6. I made an active real effort to read more. I haven’t finished a book yet because I haven’t fallen into any that I love, but it feels sooooo nice to curl up in a blanket and read something for a few hours. I began Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko and I’ve been sitting halfway through Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for a while now. Mostly it’s been listening to M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman on audiobook as I drift off to sleep.
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7 comments on “Sunday Self-Love: Sept-Oct 2016

  1. I love reading! That’s one of my goals for October is to read 2 books.

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  2. nerdyalerty says:

    Hamilton cures all!!

    Congrats on all you’ve accomplished!! ❤

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  3. Jen says:

    Loved reading this! Especially using the agenda part! Getting organized in my planner always helps make the week feel so much less overwhelming. I also hope you end up going to Queen’s Homecoming! I hear it is a blast every year. UOIT didn’t have one this year 😦

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    • Nikita says:

      Queen’s Homecoming was AMAZING! But a lot has changed, wowza! The infamous street party was literally nothing but I suppose that’s only good for the school’s reputation haha!

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  4. kaycreate says:

    I hope you enjoy your Passion Planner! I am using one as well for this year, but I’ve learned it’s a little TOO specific for my tastes. But staying organized definitely helps calm my brain and keep anxiety in check. Love your self kindness list!

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