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:
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?