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Good morning, or good day or whatever time zone you're in. I've been awake since 7.30 thanks to the clocks turning back this weekend and I've already managed to accomplish quite a lot. I've done my makeup, had a proper breakfast, collected a parcel, edited some photos for posts, prepared notes for today's seminar and done some planning for when M comes over. A very productive morning - thank god for coffee!

The rest of the day will be spent studying for a while, attending a seminar and then I'm heading to the gym for a chest/shoulder session. I've really been working for so long trying to turn Mondays into something positive. So tired of feeling anxious every Sunday evening and just trying to survive Mondays is not really the way to go about it. Not only do you waste an entire day being in a bad mood but you also get a bad start to the new week. Therefore, I spend all Sunday night planning my Monday and trying to get as much as possible done right from when I wake up, tick off as many things as possible from my list. This way, I get a productive start to the week and a push in the right direction for an even more productive and positive week. A fresh start, to new beginnings - that is what Mondays should be all about!

So let's kick Monday's ass! x

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It is insanely cold outside today, now I'm finally starting to accept the fact that winter is coming.. haha. But, I'm not complaining really, this just means that I can finally pull out my lovely winter coats (like this one) and big cosy scarves. So happy.

Today the plan has been to start cleaning up the apartment, get some studying done and wait for a parcel (that just doesn't seem to come) and I might head in to central just to get out of the apartment for a while. The studying I wanted to get done is getting there, slowly but surely. Since we're halfway through the term already I definitely feel like it's time to start some writing on the bigger assignments that are due just before Christmas. My plan is to try to get a plane back to Sweden as long before the actual Christmas holidays as possible, we'll see how that goes. So far it feels pretty good and I'm definitely on track.

Next week will be a bit of a hassle for me with the blog. M is coming over on Wednesday and stays through the rest of the week so I want my days to be focused on him as much as I possibly can. The blog will still be here and if I have the time to collect material you will definitely hear from me during those days. We'll just have to see!

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I woke up at 8 am this morning by myself and decided to actually get out of bed and get to the gym almost straight away. Feels great to have had the workout done for the day! It's always so nice at the gym on the weekend, less people and the atmosphere is always so relaxed. Definitely a tip for those of you who get stressed when there's too much people at the gym - get your workout done during the weekend!

Today I'm having a proper planning and administrative day at home. My plan is to structure up all my assessment, what needs to be done with research, writing, what theories need to be in there, timeframe and if there's anything that needs to be paid extra attention to. For my stressed out mind it feels great to have it all down on paper to get an overall view. Structure is so important in my life and without it I just can't relax. Messy life = messy mind.

I'm guessing most of you are either curing a hangover from yesterday or preparing for today's Halloween parties so I just wanted to finish off with saying that I hope you're all having a great weekend! x

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'A meal without wine is called breakfast'

Aaaand it's Friday! Puh.. I got home a while ago after been to work for a couple of hours today, went to the gym for the first time this week after my supposed sickness earlier this week AND I went grocery shopping. Now, I'm awarding myself with a glass of wine, because I'm worth it.

Tonight I'm just staying at home, maybe do some chill work and try to plan out the weekend. When that is done I'm just going to enjoy that it's finally the weekend, watch a movie and eat great food. Schnitzel with creamy mushrooms is on the menu tonight, have craved it for so long and now it's time to finally cook it properly.

Hope that you're all enjoying our Friday night, I'll catch you tomorrow again! x

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Thursday it is and I've had the longest day ever at university with lessons from 10-18 almost none stop. Now, I'm finally off for the weekend, I just have a few hours of work to tick off tomorrow in central London and then I'm done! This week has gone by so quickly..

I literally have no plans at all for Halloween this weekend, my plan is just to sit home and study since I have loads of projects that I need to get started on asap. University has a lovely way of putting all deadlines in all modules at the same time so I'm trying to get a head start on that. Then again, I'm trying really hard not to procrastinate this year so wish me good luck on that!

So what are you guys up to for Halloween? Are you going to any parties or maybe trick or treat-ing? ;)

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Literally all I want to wear at the moment; a pair of mom jeans, a big sweater and my denim jacket. It's just the perfect outfit to wear when you're just not feeling like wearing anything fancy but still want to look like you made an effort (haha). Mondays, especially rainy and grey ones like today are for being comfortable and I don't like wearing anything too tight or that will annoy me during the day in any way, therefore this is perfect. The denim jacket is from Romwe, jeans Asos and jumper New Look.
So, another week has commenced. Learning week 4 at university and the days are going by so incredibly fast. The constant question that pops up is still 'how are you actually doing?' So I thought I'd give you a quick recap with feelings and emotions from these past few weeks.
As you know, the first week of moving back here was rough for me. Hard to try to get back to normal routines and living in the very flat that we've shared for a year now. The entire process of W moving out and trying to pack his life together in combination with rebuilding my own life in the apartment really took a hit on my mentally. It really sucks to see so many memories just disappear before your eyes and living through it.

Being back at university again really helped, with Annicka coming over just before and spending a lot of time in classes and with friends helped a lot along the way. The sense of being alone disappeared for a long while and excitement for the year to come took over completely.

And with J coming over, a reminder of home and to once again have to relive everything that's been going on these few months definitely took another toll on me. So last week really was a week of trying to bring myself together again and trying to focus on the life that I have here, in London. Not the one I have back in Sweden.

And here we are, a month in on this adventure. And the best part of it all? Despite everything - I'm doing way better than I thought I would. I'm getting on with everything in my life, finding my own part on my own. And I absolutely love it!

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Pre-workout and after the workout. Looked a bit more fresh and energised beforehand, haha. It feels like I'm at the gym every single day at the moment, a perfect way for me to unwind since I'm usually restless, especially when I sit down in the same place and study as much as I do. The gym is my way to get rid of the excess energy, which I have a lot of, hehe.

Enough pointless ramble; how are you all? I know I've been off the radar for a couple of days, there has been a lot of things going on with school, work and some personal stuff that needed handling. But I'm really trying and willing to make this blogging thing work but sometimes life just comes in between, as it did now. BUT, fear not - I'm starting to get better at updating my Instastory during the weekdays so if you go to josefinmolanders and follow me there, you'll get a more everyday update of things happening. :)

Today is Saturday and besides working out I've just done some work at home today, mixed with watching The Good Wife (not sure why I haven't seen that show earlier, I'm obsessed) and just relaxing on the couch. I need to get better at doing nothing again, feels like my life goes by in a flash at the moment. On Monday we're already entering week 4 of this term, terrifying thought.

By the way; workout posts. Is that something that you would be interested in? I'm not an expert or anything but I truly enjoy it and it is a big part of my everyday life. Let me know your thoughts!

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I don't think I've ever really mentioned how much tea I actually drink. It's never not a good time to make a cup of nice, hot tea. I love having some sort of hot drink next to me when I sit by the computer working or trying to unwind on the sofa, usually my choice of hot drink is coffee but I've really tried to reduce my intake of coffee lately - so tea is the answer.

My all time favorite since I moved to London has been the Whittard's Cucumber Mint tea, I just can't get enough of it. It's also the same tea that I bring home to my mum every time I go to Sweden. I'll have to stock up as much as I can before (or if) I move home next summer.

Today is Tuesday and I've managed to workout this morning, had lunch and now I'm getting ready to head over to university in about an hour. Tuesdays are very chill and gives a lot of time to study on my own and do other things.

Hope you're enjoying your week so far! x

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MONDAY: School from 10-15. Two very long sessions in Creative Advertising, a perfect start to the week if you ask me. After school I'm probably heading to the gym for a couple of hours just to get this week really kick-started. Chest and shoulders are on today's schedule, not my favourite routine but it has to be done.
TUESDAY: School 14.30-16.00, my shortest day when I'm at university. Before school I'm heading to the gym for a morning session, probably leg day if I have the energy for it. Then I need to have a sit down for a few hours to catch up on some reading for the rest of the week. It feels like that's all I'm doing, reading. Haha.
WEDNESDAY: Work between 12-15. Also need to get down to the office before that to pick up stock. I haven't done this for the entire summer so it will be interesting to get back on track. After work I'm heading straight to the gym for a back session and then home, cook some food and see if there's anything else to do for school.
THURSDAY: School from 10-18, a very long and intense day. Won't have much time left after that to do anything else.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: My days off, if there are things to study I'll do that but other than that my weekend is pretty unplanned so far.

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First time I sit down since I woke up this morning, puh..
I had a proper sleep-in this morning and didn't get out of bed until 10.30, had breakfast and then I headed straight to the gym. Gosh how I've missed working out this past week, felt really great to be back. After the gym I did some complementary grocery shopping for the week, got home and now I've spent a few hours making lunch boxes for next week. I will probably have to do at least one more cooking session next week since I though I had more stuff at home than I did. After cooking food I did a sweep through the apartment to make it look a bit more clean, can't stand working in a messy apartment.

And now here I am, sitting the sofa and I'm just about to start read up on some material for next weeks' lessons. So far I'm still on top of things and I plan to keep this up for the rest of the year.

Speaking of that, let's get going. I'll catch you again tomorrow for a weekly plans update! x

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