Reasons to be cheerful 21.10.15

I'm not feeling it this week, with on-going worries about the children and new health and house worries. My regular blogging time has been co-opted for Mammy duties and life is once again resembling Groundhog Day so I have little inspiration. Now that I've actually written that, I'm expecting the blogging inspiration to flow...please?

In the meantime, some reasons to be cheerful.

Catching up



I met up with a couple of friends this week, one a fellow special needs mum, and we multi tasked by walking and talking and trying to help each other. The other I've known for more than 25 years, but she lives abroad so I only see her occasionally. As well as renewing our friendship, comparing and contrasting our lives here and overseas is always fascinating!

Finding flexibility


I find that I'm often in danger of rigid thinking and getting stuck in a rut. Doing things one way and not trying to do them another. And that includes running.

You probably know that I still do a little (very slow) running, but always in the morning, straight after the kids leave if I can manage it. I've got it into my head that if it doesn't happen then, it won't happen at all. But on Tuesday I was out for a couple of hours, back too late to go to yoga, so I gritted my teeth, pulled on my running gear and off I went. And it wasn't so hard after all. Perhaps I'll do more runs later in the day and start a whole new thing.

Getting a break from the stress


Just for a few hours, when everything happened as it should. You don't realise how stressed you are sometimes, until you get a break and suddenly realise how much it was weighing you down.

Autumn


'Tis the season of gorgeous colours, open fires, warm woollies and hot puddings. I plan to stay cheerful about that at least until the weather gets too cold...



Reasons to be Cheerful


8 comments:

  1. Some weeks are heavier than others. Though nice to meet up with friends and good about the running. And here's to those small stress free windows. Lots of love xxxx

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    1. Am enjoying another stress free window right now :) xxxx

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  2. Autumn always makes me feel better and as you know running is my stress relief ;-)

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    1. Ah, but you run properly, I just jog these days :)

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  3. Groundhog day doesn't sound fun. Running sounds like a good way to break out of the rut and I hope you find it to be a fab stress reliever. xx

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    1. It helps with the stress, plus hopefully my health too xx

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  4. Got very distracted by the mention of hot puddings. I am also finding mixing things up a bit and taking breaks is working wonders. You remain an amazing woman and I am glad to have you in my world even a little bit

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  5. And I hope many more stress free windows open up for you. I get stuck in a rut of doing things the same way too, so much so that when I suddenly connect the dots to see how how something may fit in later in my day it's like a complete shock to me! I do hope all the worries lessen very soon for you . xxx

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