Day 131: De-stressing the Muscles and Doing Some Planning

Massage oil

Today was one of those days where I woke up a bit achy round the neck and shoulders which was giving me one of my tension headaches. It was probably all the gardening over the last couple of days or it could be the hot sun on my head where I wasn’t wearing a sun hat. I really wanted to just get on with things around the house but my body and head was telling me something different.

After breakfast I asked my husband to massage my neck and shoulders using this lovely lemon, orange and bergamot oil that I bought ages ago but we don’t use. It just sits on the fireplace collecting dust. The smell was divine and the massage really helped my headache.

Planning our next steps in the garden

We spent the next few hours as a family discussing the projects that we could do around the house and also what else we could do in the garden. My daughter found an app that could help us plan it and before long she had some of it designed. We also talked about decking and a shed. It’s early days as some of it might have to wait until lockdown is over. It’s good to have the family on board, even though I usually don’t involve them and just like to get on with things myself. I’m slowly realising that I can’t do it all and they really want to help. Sometimes it’s just at a different pace to me.

Part of me wanted this planning discussion today and part of me just wanted to sit quietly and think about nothing. I started to feel a bit overwhelmed as I’m used to working on small steps at a time but I’m thinking that maybe I’ve lost sight of the big picture. I’m starting to see that if we work together we could get things done a bit quicker. I eventually let my husband and daughter carry on with the planning and went to do some stuff on my own in the kitchen as I needed some ‘potter time’ to clear my head.

I had a lovely chat with my mum and dad over Skype early evening before the catching up with the news where Boris Johnson said that lockdown would continue. No surprise there!

Finished the evening with a family film and a cuddle.

Time to get some sleep now as it’s not only my head that’s hurting but my broken tooth isn’t feeling too good either.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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3 Responses to Day 131: De-stressing the Muscles and Doing Some Planning

  1. Maria Smith says:

    You probably needed an easier day. I’m sure you’ll be feeling tip top tomorrow.
    How lovely that your family wants to get involved. You’ll have lots of lovely memories of how you all worked together in the garden to make it something special for you all to enjoy.

  2. It is good to get them involved, they tend to have a vested interest in something that they took part in rather than just having someone do it for them. My brother complained to my mother about the laundry once so it became his chore which he took to heart and became very good at it.

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