Morning everybody, how are we all this Monday? I am exhausted. I can’t believe how different I feel this Monday to last! Back then I was all bright eyed and full of fight, today the only fight that will be going on around here today, was the great battle to get out of bed this morning.
In fairness I did work all weekend. I even saw 7 am on a Sunday morning, and the extra hour the clocks so kindly gave us, gave me very little consolation.
This week I’m feeling the need to check-in a little with myself. Things have been absolutely crazy recently, what with work really taking off, working freelance with some children’s work and generally attempting to have a social life. I’m still avoiding, at all costs, chiding myself, or overly negative vibes, but I do think it is healthy to keep an eye on yourself, and making sure your priorities are where they want to be.
Here are the things that I feel need my attention this week…
Health and fitness… I’ve definitely over indulged lately, and boy can I feel it. I’m not weighing myself at the moment, again avoiding negativity, but it is less about the number on the scales and more about the fact that I feel groggy and run down. Lots of fruit and veg goodness this week, and squeezing in a boosting workout on a morning. Thank god for youtube now that the park is looking less and less inviting on a morning!
Finances… There have been some big outgoings recently, what with big weekends and the even bigger holiday, so before I go away I need to work out some boring old budgets. Also, is it a sign that I am a grown up, that when I look at my filing system it gives me heart burn? Those bank statements and bills don’t order themselves neatly apparently.
Travel preparation… I go on holiday on Saturday. SATURDAY. That is soon, really, really soon. So I have my accomodation, my flights, and my train ticket. I don’t have a case, a check list or any idea what the weather is going to be like. Did I mention I leave on Saturday? I really need to get a wiggle on.
Other than that I am ok, and in the spirit of balance and positivity here are three positive things…
- Work – I know I am turning into one of those people who IS their job, but it is going very well at the moment, and I am pleased as punch!
- Kicking the lonesome blues – I’m definitely started to feel settled when it comes to having a social life recently, and while there is no romance on the horizon there is always a friend, a visit, or a phone call.
- Being a book worm – I’m really trying to switch off more, and the one thing that is organised ready for my travels is my reading list, everything from reading up on nutrition and meditation to a good old romance. Reading is definitely what inspires me most to write, even more so than theatre.
How about you? How are you striking the balance between staying positive, and keeping in check? Feel free to post your ‘things’ in the comments below!
Live life & find a happy medium x