We procrastinate. We put off doing things that make us uncomfortable or that we think are boring or tedious or too much hard work. I am so guilty of this. I have a corner in my home filled with junk that I have been avoiding for a while now for all the above reasons. It’s uncomfortable because there are reminders of things I would rather not remember. Boring and tedious because, of course, a whole lot of unwanted junk has accumulated there that needs to be sorted and disposed of responsibly and I sometimes get a bit weary of being an adult. Hard work for sure because it’s very, very difficult to face the parts of myself and my life that I don’t really like and that is exactly what my pile of junk represents. And therein lies the problem. However, I am so mindful of the need to let go. We get attached to things are are harmful to us or things that don’t serve us anymore. These can be material objects or negative patterns of thought or behaviour. I think we all have junk drawers or corners rooms in our work or living spaces. I think we all have junk drawers in our bodies - the places where we hold tension and fear and emotions that we don’t know how to deal with. Dealing with our emotional baggage is an ongoing and lifelong process. So as I embrace my inner Marie Kondo, I will go forth bravely knowing that I am doing more than just tidying up, I’m facing my fears, doing battle with monsters and slaying them. I’m making space - in my mind, my heart and my home. . . . #tidyingup#lettinggo#facingfears#owningit#cleanliving#lifelessons#procrastination#lifestyles#cornerofmyhome#gratitudeattitude#travellers#travellessons#travellifestyle#travelinspiration#travelasia#chineseproverb#chinatravel#explorechina#chinatrip#greatwallofchina#aroundtheworld#seeksimplicity#simply_flowers #flowering#flower_igers #flower_beauties_ #floral_perfection #flowers_super_pics #wanderlustcollectables
Feeling like a Friday again with another holiday tomorrow, those who took this week off had the right idea. My boys (all 3) went to the movies today so I got stuck in to some work and rearranged the shelves. Now I just need to sort the rest of the house which is always a mess by the second week of school hols!
Can’t tell you how pleased I am with this little (soon to be big!) plant I bought from @aldiuk last week 🌿 It was only £11 - bargain! Now I just need to find a lovely plant pot for it as I stole this one from our big Ikea bedroom plant 🌱
I’ve enjoyed the sunshine so much over the weekend but the little one hasn’t so much. Lots of short naps and krankiness. It’s a bit of a relief for some cooler weather even though it’s still so muggy. Today’s job is to write a list of jobs 🤣 that I want to achieve on the house before I go back to work after maternity leave 👌🏻
I’m late to the Easter party - there’s been no chocolate, no egg hunts over here just been locked away trying to finish my dissertation which I hand in next week. The weathers been beautiful though keeping my spirits up and I’m treating myself to an eggy breakfast today before cracking on with the words! It will be such a relief when I don’t have to worry about this when I come home from working in the hospital and it means the end is near....Next year Easter will be a great one I’m promising myself that! X
Hump day feels ✨ ⠀ ⠀ I’m looking forward to coming home and putting my feet up right here! We’re still tossing up whether we’ll get up early tomorrow for the Anzac Day dawn service.... or maybe just sleep in 😆 #toughdecision⠀ ⠀ Anzac biscuits are definitely in order either way 💛 Anyone planning on going to an Anzac service tomorrow?⠀