now more than ever i feel the need to be more mindful about relaxation and taking time to get away from things. this year has been a real test and to be fair, as strong as i might think i am, i am falling apart. so, small rituals to keep my mind together are a very helpful practice. in that vein, i thought i’d write about some things i do to relax and take time ‘off’, whether that be for a few minutes or over a longer time.
one simple thing, is, as i’ve mentioned before, tea. making it, drinking it and taking time to just ‘be’ for a bit. chamomile tea is particularly good for this. it’s a good one to drink in the evening to ease you into the right state of mind for sleeping and restfulness. if you’re feeling overly anxious or need a bit of calm, it can be helpful then too. added bonus for candles, sweet treats and something lovely to listen to. read this post
firstly: new tattoo! it’s healed and ready to share. i love it so much and it was worth every penny. it may look a little ‘squashed’ in the photo due to the angle i was at to take it, but i can assure you it’s a lovely, round moon.
it really feels like summer now, doesn’t it? well, for the last week anyway. for many years i would never have my legs out (or my arms) and i can’t believe i ever managed that.
my body temperature is always out of flux so i get hot as quickly as i get cold, but how did i go so many summers always wearing leggings or tights? glad i got over that body hangup. always going to have milk bottle legs though! read this post
shall i be predictable and say how rubbish and stressful this week was? oh, how redundant. this year has been a real test of my patience, sanity ..just ..everything. it’s important to me, now more than ever to focus on the small things. though overall things have been rubbish – in a couple of cases, awful – this week, good things have happened. for example, FINALLY getting a job interview! i thought it would never happen again. i can’t make any guarantees i’ll get the job, but for someone to finally give me an interview has given me back a smidgen of hope. read this post
in the blogging world, shadows seem to be a thing to avoid. god forbid you have shadows in your flat lays or anything like that. i will admit i avoid anything too shadowy on my Instagram, on my blog and in real life i relish them and seek them out. it fills my brain with a sense of satisfaction and happiness i can’t really put into words. read this post