I have been feeling the stress in my neck and shoulders again this weekend; the type that gives me a headache and nausea feeling. I think that’s three weekends on the trot. I went to have a lie down mid morning after the grocery shopping had arrived and whilst I was doing that my eldest daughter surprised me by tackling one of the clutter castles in the kitchen. She knew how I would want to go through every single piece of paper, so she put things in separate piles to talk to me about when I came downstairs.
Once we’d finished that, I thought that a relaxing bath would be a good idea, but remembered the bath needed cleaning. So, both of my lovely girls said that they would help to clean the bathroom first. I showed them what to do and before I knew it we had a clean bath, surfaces and toilet. There was also a nice pile of empty bottles for recycling.
The girls ran me a bubble bath and lit some candles and let me to have an hour to myself, listening to calming music and mindfulness tracks. I also had a flick through a couple of little books that I have about relaxing.
The headache hadn’t gone away by teatime so I asked my youngest to type up this blog for me. As I dictated, the two of us came up with today’s post. The title was originally called ‘Delegating the Cleaning, Decluttering and Writing to my Girls’, but my eldest thought that ‘The Not So Perfect, Perfect Day’ sounded better, so we decided to change it. We then cuddled up in my bed and watched a film.
A very relaxing day
Although I have given myself a day off to relax, I have still got some decluttering and cleaning done so you could say that I am learning to delegate. This is something that I am not usually good at, as I like to keep control of everything. Maybe this could be part of the new weekend routine. They seemed quite happy when I suggested that.