Tonight is peaceful the children are asleep, there is no tv on and it’s still light outside with a beautiful blue and pink sky and for the first time in a while I am sat with a peppermint tea and my thoughts. Taking some precious time to focus on all the good things that are happening in my life rather than the negative, shifting my focus and changing the way I think. It’s so easy to forget what we have and to be grateful.
I have recently read a piece about self love and how we don’t have to be perfect and about believing that we are enough. We are beautiful and amazing there is no need to be so hard on ourselves .
Life gets so busy with the children, work, visiting parents who do not have their health, cleaning, shopping, keeping in touch with friends, cooking, technology, playing, gardening, driving, queuing, traffic jams, washing, Ironing, social events, work events, setting up a new company. It’s non stop……… There is no time for me, I get lost in the stress of it all. Where am I?
We need to make time for ourselves, it is so important for our health and sanity.
I am still eating really well, nourishing my body with good whole fresh foods, organic where possible, I don’t eat wheat as I am intolerant and I gave up refined sugar about 15 months ago which got easier and easier as the weeks went by and is now something I don’t have to think about, all of these changes have had a profound effect on my appearance, my skin is bright, I sleep well (if the children don’t wake up) and my moods are better as I have no highs and lows and I am a size 8, in fact I bought a pair of size 6 shorts the other day. My body shape and size has changed so much from these changes and has managed to find it’s natural build, I even have a pack, just one!
I also addressed my alcohol habits this year doing 132 days straight without a drink and although I broke my sobriety I am still working really hard everyday on giving it up for good, I’ll know when the time is right and when I am ready, it’s coming.
So I am going to continue with this self love but take it one step further and take a little bit of time back for me, to drink my herbal tea and do some yoga, to read a book, to breathe and be with my thoughts, to write my blog , I need just 1 hour a day, surely that is possible?
Today I went for a massage after work, that was my hour and I have earnt it.