Everything is meant to be back to normal today after our week of cat/house sitting, but I must confess that I seem to have hit a slight slump which really hit home over the weekend.
I seem to have developed an allergy to my parents cats! Having been pet-less for a long time now my body has decided never to have a pet ever again! It has meant this last week I spent the majority of it sneezing and wheezing with a runny nose and puffy eyes. On Saturday the other half went on his Stag Do so I was missing him and feeling a bit envious of all the fun he was having. And then on Sunday I had a big market which I had to get up super early for (I am not a morning person at all!), which was not a great success. By the time I came to Sunday evening I was very very blue. I didn’t even watch Downton Abbey, that’s how upset I was!
I think I have just hit a bit of a rut. I am not the most positive of people, or the most confident in my abilities, so making a success of the business is even harder for me than you might expect. Trying to do everything myself can often drain me and I think I have just run dry. I’m sure I’m no exception, I think everyone gets this way sometimes. The daily grind can be very consuming and we all forget to look up and take a breath. I need to get inspired!
So, how do I do this, I hear you cry! This is what I do (or would like to do) to rejuvenate those batteries.
MY FAVOURITE BLOGS:
I have a couple of blogs that I check on a religious basis. I adore them. Both blogs follow friends who have set up their own vintage boutiques. They work hard, they have fun and they enjoy life. I always find their blogs give me great advice and ideas. They are also bright and colourful which can not help but cheer me up!
Particularly this time of year – it is beautiful outside. A good long walk will do me the world of good (as well as give me some exercise which I rarely get!). I find it helps clear my head and remind me about the prioritises in life. If I don’t fancy out-doors then I like to visit a museum or gallery. Just changing your surroundings for awhile can really alter your perspective.
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WRITE A BLOG:
A never kept a journal growing up. I think I started one, but got so paranoid that someone would read it I scribbled it all out. However, I used to write poems (DON’T LAUGH!). It may all sound silly but being about to write things down, whether it be in a journal, blog, poem or song, getting things out of your head and on to paper, is very therapeutic. I am a huge list keeper and love writing down what I need to do. The satisfaction of ticking things off is great and when you can look down at what you have written, somehow everything seems easier to manage.
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I love art. I was never a particularly good artist – I can draw a little, paint a little, make pots a little – but I love colour and art of all kinds. I find doing something with your hands can give you great satisfaction. Whether this is baking a cake or knitting a scarf, it all helps. I am thinking of doing a course. One of my areas of weakness is my confidence in my abilities so I was thinking a Furniture Restoration course would boost me back up.
|San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk by Claude Monet sourced from HERE|
I have to say, I feel better. It is amazing how just going through what I can do to change my mood can bring me round. I know I am not back up and fighting yet, but we must also remember to give ourselves time. Time can heal a huge amount.
I hope that this post can also help you – thank you for reading.