Day 8 of the #MHchallenge

This week has been a challenging but enlightening one, it quickly turned into an all round shit show but at least the week ended on a good note with a haircut and dye. But it has taught me a few things about coming in to week two so here are my goals for the upcoming week:

  • Walk 10,000 5,000 steps a day (my goal of 10,000 steps a day last week was just completely unrealistic so I thought I’d start conservatively and then work my way up)
  • Go to the gym 3 times this week
  • Eat more healthily
  • Blog every day once a week (I found blogging every single day too much hard work especially when I was tired hence why I didn’t manage to blog everyday, so it’ll be easier for me to consolidate it all into one blog post)

What day is it again?


This really couldn’t be going any worse for me. Yesterday I had to leave work early because I had one of the worst migraines I’ve had in a very long while. It was so bad that I almost threw up several times on the way home. So I left work at 4pm. Got home at 6pm. Fell asleep at 7pm. Woke up at 6am. To be honest this was the first time I’ve woken up and felt well rested but that might be due to getting over 10 hours sleep.

Luckily my migraine wasn’t there when I woke up but I’ve just felt a bit weak and sick for the majority of the day.

To be honest, I hate that my adherence to the #MHchallenge has been shockingly shit but eh shit happens.

I’m on my way back home from work now and I will get myself a KFC and will watch a few episodes of Peep Show and then will go to bed as I have to get up reasonably early tomorrow and I’m already pretty tired.

Day 3 of #MHchallenge: what to do if you’re having a bad day

I succeeded in detoxing from social media for the majority of last night. I would out of habit click on to an app but then I’d consciously tell myself no and would close it again! I will try to do this more often as this is a good habit to get into.

But today I’m just having one of those days where everything doesn’t go right. Since 11am I’ve had a migraine and no pain relievers have worked. None of the people I was trying to speak were in so it just felt like a waste of a day. That’s the wonders of working in sales though. Sometimes you’ll have good days and sometimes you’ll have bad. Just trying to work my arse off to smash my quota and prove myself at this company purely for my own pride. I’ve realised that I love being complimented by people on things that I’ve done well. It’s one of the things that really keeps me going. And it really helps when even if you’re having a subjectively bad day people are reminding you of all the things that went well. Also is it just me or does it feel like autumn is already here? Like suddenly it’s all cold and breezy!? Waiting for those leaves to start falling so I can get out my autumnal themed candles and start planning for Halloween.

Day 3 of the #MHchallenge clearly could have gone a little better however I didn’t allow myself to give up and just go to bed as soon as I got home (although I was really tempted to). I ate my dinner and then I decided to do something that I’ve been putting off for ages.

So today I made: Soap

I bought myself a soap making kit last month because I like making things and it tends to help me feel better but I never got around to doing anything with it. So clearly this was a good excuses to get stuck in and just do it. The kit came with everything fragrances, dried flowers, dye, soap base, bees wax, and honey. It was pretty good for a beginner however I next time I will just buy my own supplies and make it up as I go along as I think I will enjoy it money doing it like that rather than following it like a recipe. I will upload a picture tomorrow of what they look like set and out of the moulds.

Do you have any recommendations on what I could make next? Or your favourite soap making combinations? What do you do to make yourself feel better after having a bad day?