Self-care is something that I’ve heard a lot about recently so I thought I’d treat myself to some of it today. Do you ever do that? The main reason is that I woke up with the same tension headache that I’ve had for a couple of days so I gave myself permission to do what I felt like doing today whether it involved decluttering or not.
I always do loads around the house in terms of housework and clearing up anyway. Looking after myself is important and it won’t slow my progress. It’ll just enable me to enjoy the journey a bit more as well.
After breakfast, I sat in the garden for a short while flicking through a book that I recently ordered called It’s not ok to feel blue and other lies by Scarlett Curtis…
I’d heard that it was a good read with honest and inspirational stories that real people have written about mental health. I didn’t get to read much but as it’s the sort of book you can dip into, I’ll just leave it by the bed.
Nap time 😴
I also had a bit of a nap in the afternoon… just twenty minutes or so. Well done to me. It felt really good.
A bit of exercise
I also wanted to catch up on some of Gary Barlow’s crooner session duet videos on Facebook so did this whilst on the exercise machine. Fifteen minutes went by really quickly.
So, all in all I tried a slower pace today; going with the flow as much as I could. The ‘almost tidier’ kitchen made me feel much happier. I also purposely put back into the cupboard, the items that I needed to make decisions about yesterday. I really wasn’t in the mood for decision making and it really didn’t need to be done today. It certainly made life easier when I was making dinner. There was so much of the kitchen surface to actually work on.
Homemade meat pie
Dinner was homemade meat pie which (although not as good as my mums) always goes down well with the family. The whole thing was gone in about ten minutes.
I watched Sliding Doors with my daughter this evening as she hadn’t see it before. It was a video tape copy! I have loads of videos and can’t part with them as most of the films aren’t free on Netflix or Prime so there is no point throwing them away. My daughter was asking me how video tapes work. It’s so different to how we watch things these days.
Does anyone else still own a video recorder and video tapes? They do take up a lot of storage space so I suppose eventually I will have to get rid of some or all of them.