March Monthly Pledge: Spring Clean

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March Monthly Pledge: Spring Clean

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Photo 27 02 2014 17 12 53The lovely congrats card I received from my cousin Beatrice

Well there’s no guessing what kind of month February has been for me, it’s been amazing! Having my scan and being able to tell everyone about the pregnancy has been lovely and right now I’m in a really good place with minimal pregnancy related anxiety and a lot less over all stress. I’ve found that I’m so much more laid back about other things now too! I’ll talk more specifically about the pregnancy starting next Friday with weekly round ups. I’ve already learned so much about myself and my body, goodness knows what I will have learned and experienced by the time September comes round. 

This month has also been wonderful for my business. I’ve had two further projects funded, which along with income from health coaching and writing gives me enough financial security to look at going completely self employed by the end of March. The project I’ve been focusing on this month has been the girls health, wellbeing and body image project where I’m working in a couple of schools and it’s been fabulous. I was so nervous when I started the project but it has been absolutely brilliant and the girls seem to have got a lot out of it. It finished at the end of March with a huge tea party, I can’t wait!

I did ok with my February Self Care Pledge, but meditation has started to slide as sleep takes priority. I have definitely been enjoying lots of relaxing baths though, especially with bath bombs from Lush!

Here on the blog I’ve posted a few tasty recipes including…

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My favourite posts from this month include:

I was also mega chuffed to have the blog chosen as one of the top 5 health blogs and websites on BBC Good Food!

March

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This month I want my focus to be on all things ‘spring clean’ themed. In a traditional sense, I want to get the flat clean, tidy and spruced up as we are hoping to put it on the market very soon. I also want to have more of a declutter. When it comes to my diet, one of the things I love about this time of year is feeling ready for some fresher foods. Salads are still out, although I can have a small amount of spinach, but I am looking forward to making some lovely spring soups like my courgette and watercress, and pea, broccoli and pesto.

Mentally, I feel like I could do with spring cleaning my mind a little! With everything that’s been going on recently it feels a little cluttered in there. When I found out I was pregnant it was like doing a 180 in my head, what I thought was coming up in life has changed completely, and I think decluttering some old thoughts and ways of thinking, and getting my head round all the things that need to be done and considered in the next 7 months will be helpful. 

How was February for you? Do you have any pledges or goals for March?

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27 Comments

  1. Zoe

    My goal for March is to continue to clean up my eating. Starting with printing off both of those soup recipes to try!

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    • Laura

      Hope you enjoy them, I made the pea and pesto one yesterday, it was delicious!

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  2. Alex

    My February has been awful, but as always out of hard times comes really good things, but I’m talking about that on my blog tomorrow!

    I’ve got more housey projects planned this month too, I love a good spring de-clutter!

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    • Laura

      Hope you have a really awesome March to make up for February!

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  3. zoetcm

    February feels like a very busy month. I think spring clean is an excellent theme for march, as not only has it felt more springtime in the weather recently, but march seems less busy so i can focus more on things like tidying up the house / going through my wardrobe etc. Well hopefully anyway! Glad to hear you are feeling well and getting geared up for becoming self-employed and moving home :-) x

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    • Laura

      Thanks Zoe, we have our fingers crossed on the home move, just hope we can get a mortgage and someone to buy our flat!

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  4. Mary

    Excellent news that you will be able to go fully self employed. Perfect timing; ready for when you have Baby Agar Wilson!
    Such worthwhile work, working in the schools as well. I saw your image on Instagram the other day. Working as a teacher I see so many issues that don’t get properly addressed in school, such as health and wellbeing. Schools just worry about the league tables unfortunately. I would love to be able to work more with this side of things and although I really enjoy teaching now wish I had trained differently when I was at Uni. :(

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    • Laura

      Thanks Mary! I know what you mean about schools, luckily this one has been made the health and wellbeing lead for the county so they have to focus on it!

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  5. sarahf

    My plan for March is get into good habits again in the new place. I want to get myself on track ready for spring. I also want to get my new flat sorted so I’m comfortable before work starts up again.

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    • Laura

      Excited to hear about your new flat!

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  6. Ms.J

    February slipped by me in a blinking of an eye! I’ve got a lot of catching up to do so I’m trying to take it one day at a time without blowing my brains ;)
    My mind is long overdue for de cluttering me thinks. Stress can a tough thing to manage.

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    • Laura

      Oh I hear you on that, I really loved the headspace app – maybe that could help a little? I think I might try and re do the 10 day programme they have :-)

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  7. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    How exciting that you’ll be completely self-employed soon. What an achievement!
    February has been a great month for month; back to running! It feels like I’m a whole Anna again :D And the weather is improving. Ahh spring is on the way :)

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    • Laura

      Thanks Anna, I’m so excited about it! So glad that you are back running, great job on the half marathon!

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  8. Laura | Peaches and Greens

    I’ve enjoyed de-cluttering my head with the Headspace app. I found out about it here so thank you! Good luck with the Spring Cleaning! xo

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    • Laura

      I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it! Thinking of using it again to help :-)

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  9. Tamzin

    Wow, what a great month Laura I am so happy for you! February has been really busy for me and I have done some exciting things which I am still waiting to be able to talk about! Hopefully March will be busy too, fingers crossed!

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    • Laura

      Thanks Tamzin, looking forward to hearing your news!

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  10. Maria @ runningcupcake

    What great news about being self employed! All your hard work is paying off.
    I think your work with school children looks amazing, and what every school could do with- if only schools had the time and budgets to dedicate to things like this instead of just worrying about literacy and maths the entire time.
    I am hoping that Spring is finally on the way- loving the lighter evenings already.

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    • Laura

      Thanks Maria! I know what you mean about the schools, these ones have been lucky as it’s through an attached arts centre that we have developed the project, but one of them has been made the health and wellbeing champion for the county so I’m hoping to be doing more work with them in the future!

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  11. LilyLipstick

    February went by so fast for me – it definitely wasn’t as eventful or exciting as yours but I had a nice holiday and escaped from the city for a week which was lovely. I am with you on the “Spring Clean” pledge for March – I’m moving flat to a smaller place so need to de-clutter and start living in a more tidy manner, it’s going to be tough but needs to be done! x

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    • Laura

      I could so do with a holiday, I bet yours was lovely! Hope you enjoy a bit of spring cleaning!

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  12. Nicky

    Ah what a month for you!! My February has been really fast which is kinda scary because I can think about is my final major project deadlines for uni coming up way too quickly for my liking…gonna be one of those last minute cramming jobs that I HATE, I can tell – eeek! For March I’m just gonna try and stay calm about uni stuff and make sure I still fit in ‘me’ time to keep me in a good place :)

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    • Laura

      Thanks Nicky! Hope all the uni works goes well, it’s scary how the time can fly! Definitely a good idea to make sure you fit in that me time to help keep you de stressed!

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  13. Lauren (@PoweredbyPB)

    Really good news about being able to go self-employed as well as the baby news! February has sucked for me so I’m glad to see the back of it. It’s been 4 weeks of barely being able to walk as I’ve been in so much pain, and I’ve felt really down about it and been in quite a funk. March has already started on a better note, and I’m hoping to be able to get back to running soon!

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    • Laura

      Thanks Lauren, it’s all worked out so well with the business and the baby. I really hope that things look up for you and your running – have a wonderful March!

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  14. Christina

    What a fabulous month! Spring cleaning sounds perfect. Definitely need a clean up of our flat and some time to re-evaluate how I spend my time as it seems to be disappearing rapidly these days!

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