Even though I had to drive the girls to school and had a busy day at work, I have felt really calm and relaxed all day – not really letting anything get to me.
I enjoyed regular breaks throughout the day and at lunchtime I ate my lunch on the swing seat in the garden. The sun was so hot (not complaining, it’s lovely) and the music I chose from a random search on Apple Music was mesmerising and peaceful. I stared up at the lonely aeroplane in the sky (did you spot it in the picture above?) and wondered where those passengers were going.
For the last ten minutes of my lunch break I moved to the shady seat for some shut eye. I could have spent hours in that peaceful moment but I had to get back to my emails.
All the work I’m doing to create spaciousness in my life is making me feel very laid back and more organised. I like the new me that is distancing myself from the clutter and doesn’t react and get stressed. My breathing is noticeably slower.
I had some leftover roast potatoes and veg from yesterday’s roast lamb but no meat, so I cut up a couple of chicken breasts into large goujons and added garlic pepper, mixed herbs, honey and mustard.
I then cooked it for about 30 minutes and it was pretty good.
Feeling organised with the recycling
As I had prepared and stacked all the paper and cardboard recycling at the weekend, and I’ve been keeping on top of during the day, I only had to do one last look around the house before dragging the bins and boxes round the back.
It felt good getting it done earlier in the evening than usual. As I say every fortnight, I’m so shocked with how much we recycle. The bin containing plastic, tin, glass, foil etc was full to the brim.
The house feels lighter.
I would never have thought that slowing down actually speeds up the process of what you are trying to achieve, in my case, creating space. It’s like I’m uncovering a new me and I’m loving it.