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Ways to Wind Down

I usually find myself emotionally and physically emotional by the end of each week and I always find myself still tired after the weekend which means Mondays are just terrible days. So I have started doing little things to wind down and recover from the usual work week.

  1. Venting – I am blessed with an amazing partner who is patient and listens to my hour long rants about everything and I pretty much exhaust myself from complaining but at the end of the venting session I feel so great and all the pent up frustrations and negativity isn’t there anymore (not sure how Andres feels though HAH)
  2. Shopping – I am not a shopaholic per say but I try and treat myself to a cute outfit every week. I am not a huge spender but I think I do feel good when I look good so why not , right?
  3. Cups of peppermint tea – need I say more?
  4. What would Tay Tay Do –  Every now and again I like just turn up the volume and shake it off
    to all the pop/ hip hop songs out there  (hold your judgment please, thanks)
  5. Crafting – I try and get myself engrossed in some kind of crafty project every week (right now it’s all about creating a Great Gatsby themed cupcake tower). Although I am not a crafty person, I love the whole process of looking (mostly because pintrest is amazing!)
  6. Yoga –  once I get myself on to the mat, everything else just slips away and I can completely switch off
  7. Indulge – chocolate to ice cream to creme brulee to pork belly (woah that escalated quickly)
  8. Planning – okay so may it isn’t winding per say but going through my calendars and to do lists helps me sort out my priorities and can I just say it is freaking fantastic feeling to go through your to do list and tick things you have finished #workaholic

So, I can’t think of more ways right now – mostly because it’s past midnight and I should be asleep now but, tell me what you think and maybe share your ways too?




Old Habits Die Hard

What does that even mean? Anyway, I have been pretty freaking lazy about posting lately and I thought I should try and really get my mind to focus on making a post today. So here is a list of things I am guilty of doing (and I am trying to change):

  1. Biting my tongue: I don’t like confrontations – I get tongue tied and very sweaty around dominant people even in situations where I know I am right and or at least have the right to express my opinions. I just shut up, smile and nod. But the thing is the feeling of wanting to speak, the frustration at the person, at myself and at situation still linger on. Once every few weeks all over that pent up craziness just manifests into a defensive monster and I project it on to innocent bystanders (Aka mostly people I love dearly)
  2. Waiting around: I am not a grab the bull by the horns kinda gal y’know – and I really ought to be. I mean this is the time in my life when I need to cease opportunities and make connections and just generally do things but instead I choose to be a passive whine-y participant in my life.
  3. Felling sorry for myself: “but you don’t know what it’s like…” is my go to line when I am backed into a corner. I make excuses and I love to feel sorry for myself – and it’s just the most vicious of cycles.

They say acceptance is the first step, I have been anaylsing my weaknesses for awhile now – I need to start really making some changes in the way I go about my life.

Fingers crossed (maybe I will wake up and go for a run tomorrow -maybe)