Day 313: Lots of Sleep, a Brisk Autumn Walk and a Little Bit of Clearing

This morning I woke up naturally without an alarm, feeling quite refreshed. I looked back at the data on my fitbit app and realised that the last time that I had as much sleep as I did last night was in May! I got a sleep score of 91% with a total sleep of 8 hours and 14 minutes. Also, the deep sleep portion was 1 hour and 43 minutes which is pretty good. I must make a conscious effort to get to bed earlier more often.

Autumn colours

The first thing I did when I woke up was my usual morning stretches and then I looked out of the window and was drawn to going out for a walk. Everything looked calm and peaceful and I knew that doing a bit of exercise would make me feel energised for the day. I do love autumn walks with the different coloured leaves. It’s so beautiful.

I had toast and tea when I got back and then started Sunday lunch which was roast chicken. I do love pottering about the kitchen when I’m cooking and it’s so easy to do that when doing something like a roast.

I wanted it to be one of those days where I got things done but I also rested, so after we’d eaten I really felt like watching a film. Then my youngest said that she’d never seen Harry Potter before and asked if I would like to watch it with her. We carried the large TV to her bedroom (as you do) and snuggled up on her bed with cushions and a blanket and watched it together.

More sleep

Typical! As soon as I sit down and relax, I tend to fall asleep. Next thing I knew it was 4.45pm and I think I only watched half of the film. I hadn’t realised how tired I was. My daughter said that I didn’t even make it half way through the film. You would have thought after all the sleep last night I wouldn’t have needed it. My body must be trying to catch up. It felt good though.

Some tidying up

I always try and skype my mum and dad on a Sunday, so carved myself out a little bit of space in the new but untidy study. We had a good chat for over an hour and afterwards I felt motivated to make a start on clearing the desk, moving the chest of drawers and putting the sofa in a vertical position (it’s been lying on its side for a couple of weeks). Success! I can now sit at the desk.

There’s still more to clear but I’m waiting for my eldest to move the rest of her stuff out which she can’t do until the bathroom and cupboard have been finished in her new room (fingers crossed that will all happen this week).

I’m not going to sleep quite as early as last night, but it will be before midnight.

Hope you’ve all had an enjoyable weekend.

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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1 Response to Day 313: Lots of Sleep, a Brisk Autumn Walk and a Little Bit of Clearing

  1. Sounds like you had a lovely day.

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