Five Things To Put A Real Smile On Your Face

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Mondays, why do they come around so quickly?  After a relaxing weekend away from the daily grind of work, well sort of!  why does the post-weekend hit so hard?  I’m writing this post for me as much as for you to be honest, as I need to remind myself what makes me happy and gets me ‘back on track’ after some people trying to upset me.  I was chatting earlier today and needing to bing consistency into my life, bring more fun times and adventures and more of the little things that always bring a smile to my face.  It’s time to reclaim a more structured life back, to putting myself first more often and consistently practicing more of the things that make me happy.

I’m startig with these five simple things:

Eat Well

A no-brainer really but I need to be careful what I eat due to chronic illnesses.  I’m waiting for a referral to a specialist hospital ans I have this feeling it will end up with a couple of surgeries.  I’m not jumping up and down and the thought of this but I have accepted that this could happen and if it does I know it will e for the best and my health will grately improve.

Take Time Out

Thi is a big one for me.  I’ve struggled so much the last 12 months ith my health and as I lost work when I was ill last year in hospital, it’s been a hard battle getting back in to the swing of things.  I get so tired very easily and I have now what I’ve named ‘Coma Brain’.  My memory is awful and I end up writing list after list as if I don’t I stuggle to remember things.  I’ve learnt the hard way that overstretching yourself won’t garner the greatest of results and when you’re tired and/or lacking motivation, it will show in your work.

Do Something That Makes You Happy

There was a time when I would do some scrapbooking everyday, no matter what.  this year I can count on one hand how many actual LO’s I have done and that’s still more than I did in the prevous two years combined.  Now I have three months on my own to keep myself out of mischief after my other half has deserted me (I’m joking, he is abroad visiting his daughter from 3 months) I am determined I will get back and scrap at least once a wekk while he is gone.

Switch The Tech Off

A really tricky one for me as I am actually glued to my phone, you understand it can’t ever leave my hand!  But I am going to try putting it down for a good hour before I go to bed and going to bed at a reasonable hour is something I am going to aim for more often.  I’m noT going to be sat at my computer as I am now at 3am in the morning as I can’t sleep!  There has to be something better I can do with my time; please don’t say ironing!

Meet Up with Friends

Nothing beats going out and spending quality time with friends over a simple cup of tea or an evening of amazing food and cocktails.  Just wish I did it more often and some people lived a little closer.

What do you like doing to put a smile on your face?


  • Claire Saul

    22nd August 2019 at 10:17 PM

    Good suggestions and I hope that you don’t mind but I have shared your link on my regular PainPalsBlg feature Midweek Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You, Claire x

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