Sunday, 22 June 2014
enjoy the little things
I have pondered on writing this post for a while now, as my blog is a place where I like to share good and positive things. But I have to be honest and admit that for a while lately it has been hard to see the good, well for the past six months actually.
We tend to 'get on with it' with our stiff British upper lip but I haven't found it that easy lately. For now, we take one day at a time unable to make plans with no security in sight which has taken its toll a bit. Along with job insecurity, insomnia, technical difficulties, a string of family events and friends who are having much greater personal crises than me, its been tough.
I haven't any energy left after I have been at work, which is a nearly six mile round walk away, so because of this my blog is starting to suffer along with keeping up with friends. However, I met up with a friend I hadn't seen for a while and she reminded me that there is no point in worrying about a day that may never come and to just concentrate on the now.
With this in mind, over the past few days I have been drawing a list up of things that make me smile and make me feel good. I have also dusted down my Happiness Project book written by Gretchin Rubin, which I recommend anyone to read. It made me feel positive just by reading it. It has lots of ideas to enhance happiness in everyday life and has laugh out loud moments. I am going to read it again as it filled me with such enthusiasm but sadly got put back on the shelf, as so often happens!
Being more mindful in everyday life is definitely something I need to be doing. Seeing the beauty around us, taking the time to slow down to enjoy the little things. Stopping to smell the roses!
I have found a lovely blog 'Positively Present,' by Dani Dipirro, which has lots of positive tips and advice for living in the moment. It also has a positive playlist which I love. Now a regular read for me!
I have also been reminding myself of happy times by looking through my Happy Book and my post 'ten things that make me happy.' I am determined to fill in more of the pages of my Happy Book with the things I love.
I want to put more time into the blog and get back to regular posting. An outfit post and a delicious recipe are two of the posts I am looking forward to sharing with you this week. Onwards and upwards!
My new mantra - Think positive and positive things will happen.
Have a lovely week.