Good morning my lovelies. How the devil are you?
This week I’m going to spend a little time “catching” myself. I’ve noticed some bad thoughts and negativity slipping back in recently and while I am only human, and everyone is allowed a whinge, wallow and a snack too many every now and then, I know for myself, that these things can rapidly escalate from being something that happens when you’re having “one of those days” to something that is ingrained in my every day.
I have a couple of days off at the end of the week, and my evenings are looking pretty free too, so I’m going back to basics. In my journal I have a list of small things that make a big difference. Things like tidying the flat when I get in from work, spending an hour reading, cooking something new. These things aren’t difficult to do, there the type of things that when we do them seem SO OBVIOUS. Doing this makes me feel better, but they are also the type of thing that very quickly get forgotten about when we are busy or stressed.
Sometimes we have to make sacrifices. Sometimes we need to come home from work, chuck everything on the floor have nothing but toast for dinner and spend the rest of the night watching Netflix. Sometimes theses things do us the world of good. But sometimes these things rapidly become routine and instead of keeping us relaxed and refreshed instead they make us feel stale, and miserable, like “this is all I do.” I haven’t quite reached that point yet, but one more week and I could definitely be there.
So this week I am going to catch myself. Before slumping on the sofa, before buying a family sized bar of dark chocolate from the shop, before opening my mouth and letting something negative come out, I’m simply going to ask “will this make me feel better?”
Hope you are feeling bright and perky this Monday morning, and remember, while it is ok not to be 100% all of the time, you can also change the course of any day or any mood for the better.
Live life & check yourself x