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Feeling Calm #42

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Better late than never here’s this week’s calm post. My 11 hour contract has morphed into 30+ hours the last couple of weeks and will probably stay around that level up until Christmas, the extra money is great but obviously it’s taking a toll. We also had a funeral to attend this week and I had a really bad migraine. It’s not all bad though, so here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days.

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Feeling Calm #41

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Sorry for missing last week’s calm post. Things got a bit manic and something had to give. That something was blogging. I’m pleased to be back though and I’ve been doing some pretty cool stuff, so here are my top ten moments from the last 14 days.

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This Plus That Equals…. Taking a Break

This plus that equals…. taking a break

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. You may have noticed that last week things were very quiet on the blog front. I was taking a break. It wasn’t planned but it was needed and here’s why.

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Feeling Calm #40

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Things have settled down a bit this week. There is still some confusion over my hours, I agreed to one contract but have been put down for another with double the amount of hours. So I’m still feeling quite a bit of anxiety over that.

 

It has been nice being able to spend plenty of time with L and do some lovely things with him. We’re away this weekend so I’m a bit worried about leaving him so soon after all this upheaval, but it was pre-booked and I’m looking forward to some time in London.

But here it is, my top 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Feeling Calm #39

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Last week I worked full-time hours for training and it hit L really hard, he was with grandparents and nursery and barely saw us. He’s got some real separation anxiety and it’s been tough.

 

Getting outside to play with his new tractor
Getting outside to play with his new tractor

This week has been a bit more back to normal, I’ll be working today and hopefully finding out my hours for the next few weeks. I hope I can start to find a routine and I have to make sure that L isn’t put in that same position again.

The uncertainty and lack of organisation has been stressful for me as well. I really hate no knowing what’s happening and it’s put an awful lot of strain on me.  So I hope things improve quickly.

Without further ado here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Feeling Calm #37

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This week has been a blur. A complete whirlwind and it’s not about to get any quieter.

I’ve had my induction and when this goes live I’ll be at my first day of training. My car is not fixed after last week’s accident, nor have I heard from the garage. I’m not particuarly happy about that, phone calls on my lunch break tomorrow I think.

I’ve been on edge, stressed and tearful these last few days. I spent the weekend with a cracking migraine. It’s not surprising I suppose, large changes always leave me off balance.  This is certainly a large change.

So here I am focusing on the positives. None of which will be about my new job! Without further ado here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days;

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Feeling Calm #36

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Sorry this is a day late. Husb and I had a few days away and instead of writing this when I got home last night. I collapsed into a tired heap on the sofa with half a bottle of wine. Whoops.

I start my new job tomorrow. I have a lump in my chest. A knot of tension. I’m far from calm at this precise moment. Am I making the right decision, how much will impact our lives, things work so nicely with me at home.

All I know is we need some money and there’s no point me striving to stay at home if I don’t have a home to stay in. I hope this is just a temporary bump in the road. Only time will tell though. Wish me luck for tomorrow.

Pretty flowers in the garden
Pretty flowers in the garden, just because I feel in need of them!

Oh and as I’m typing this I get a phone call from the garage, which has my car for the fourth time over recent weeks, to be told that another car has rolled into it. I really could cry right now. When it rains it pours.

So as ever I’m focusing on the positives. Here are my 10 moments from the past 7 days, enjoy them whilst I rock slowly in a corner; Continue reading Feeling Calm #36

Feeling Calm #33

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

I’m feeling so much better this week. I decided to turn down the job I had been offered and spend some time focusing on what I really want, which is to work from home. Whether it comes good or not, who knows, but at least I’ll have tried.

Soothing Wall Fountains
Soothing Wall Fountains, I would love to have one of these

I’ve been so up and down emotionally these last few weeks I’ve really had to go back to basics with my meditation and my calm, mindfulness practices. The gratitude journal has been a blessing but I’ll admit I’d let the meditation slip a bit recently. So I’ve been making a conscious effort to do every day and it really does help me so much. I’ve been looking at things that could help me with this, nice cushions, music, I even found some amazing wall fountains from Soothing Walls, you can have inside. I shall have to dream about those for a little while though, just until I talk Husb around and sort out the work situation. I just think the sound of running water would be the most calming thing ever.

Husb has been off work this last week and is still off until Friday, so we’ve been cramming in loads of day trips and fun things with L. It’s been great going out and about and thanks to our Spree Book nearly everything has been half price. If you are in Norfolk (or any of the other places that have them) I would definitely recommend a Spree Book, literally filled with offers. I’ve been buying them for years now.

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Feeling Calm #30

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Mummy and son day
Mummy and son day

This week has been pretty standard. A few days just me and the boy, work, mess and a lot of pitching for new clients. It has been fun picking my favourite moments.

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Win with Derwent

I’m all about calm and mindfulness so this beautiful prize from Derwent is right up my street. You could win one of their fabulous colouring books and a set of pastel pencils.

Just imagine a little bit of peace and quite, a nice cup of tea or even better a glass of wine and sitting back and relaxing with a little bit of colouring in.  Continue reading Win with Derwent