First Quarter

Hello Everyone!

Do you agree that the days keep running fast? Like FAM, I just replied tons of Happy New messages in January and all of a sudden,it’s 18th March and my inbox is flooded with birthday wishes.

A big thank you to you all for the birthday wishes.🤗🤗🤗

Don’t worry if you forgot, you express your genuine love for me in many different ways and at different times of the year, I appreciate every one of you.

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A big hug from me to you all😘😘😘.

 

In the past 3 months; I’ve practiced a few things I would want to share with you.

•Write it all down!

I have a Note taking app on my phone but I carry at least one journal in my bag to jot down ideas and my thoughts as I go about my day.

My last blog in 2018 was about my struggles and victories and I am thankful that I journaled my experience.Sometimes we easily forget how far we’ve come.

We are three months into 2019 and I can’t thank God enough for every single thing I have been through.

I journal it all,the good,bad and even the ugly.

On one page, I was on the verge of giving up on a certain project. A few months down the line, I was offered a free mentorship programme that would equip me in the project I almost gave up on. All you need is a pen and paper or a note taking app. I will recommend Evernote,Microsoft OneNote,Bear,Notebook,Simple note,please share any other note taking apps in the comment section below.

Quick one,every smart phone usually has an in-built note taking app,you can try that too.Keep documenting the journey,you will look back and be thankfully to God for the journey.

•Manage your time on social media.

I use my phone often but I’ve decided to take social media breaks occasionally because it gets addictive with time. There is a lot I learn from social media but honestly,I spend many hours scrolling up and down so I have come up with strategy to manage my social media use.I put my phone on airplane mode every evening when I am going to bed. My notifications for all social media apps are off except for my email,messages and my blog.I always log out of any social media app after use.

I know someone who doesn’t use social media on Sundays,she spends more time away from her phone or laptop screen.Find what works for you.

I took a week off social media and it was a refreshing break; I deleted the Twitter,Whatsapp and Instagram and applications from my phone and reinstalled them after my one week break.

At the end of the break,most of the messages I had were not messages that needed my immediate attention.

There is this elusion that if you are off social media for a few hours, you’ll miss out on life,please it’s false.

What I did was to create a poster as my display picture on Whatsapp informing my contacts that I was away.

Depending on your schedule and what works for you,you can take a break too.

•Relax!

Please give me a round of applause,I faithfully devoted my Friday nights and weekends to relaxing and unwinding.

Working from 9 to 5 and having to sit in traffic to and fro work is tiring.

I visited an Art Exhibition, went to watch movies at the cinema,visited friends and family,slept in for hours,went shopping and attended a few social events.

Make time to relax even if it’s for just 30 minute.

Plan ahead and be intentional about taking time off to relax.

You can allocate a percentage of your allowance or salary to this activity depending on what you choose to do.

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I’m looking forward to the rest of the year and praying that God keeps us in His perfect peace.

Thank you for passing through and take care.

Love,

Esasina xoxo

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