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This Plus That Equals…. Good Days

This plus that equals…. good days

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about what makes the good days, good.

Silent Sunday


Not all rainy days are bad and not all sunny days are good. That being said most of my really lovely days are days filled with sunshine.

Sunshine makes everything seem easier and it just lifts my mood. I spent a lot of today with a slightly angry toddler, but I was outside in the sunshine and had a lovely time. I mean there was also cake involved, that helped, but mainly the sunshine and not warmth just helped to heal my soul a bit.

Feeling calm
Craft, wine, friends. Need I say more.


I’ve been making an effort to be more social. I have great friends and I need to spend more time with them.

Talking to the girls over a glass of wine and nibbles at the pub for craft night. Meeting an old friend for lunch and being embarrassed when she tricks people into thinking it’s my birthday. Going for a walk and a chat in the sunshine to keep another friend company.

I have lovely people in my life and I always have a good time when I see them, so I should spend more of my days with them!

Feeling Calm

Getting outside

I’m a creature that needs to be outside. I hate being cooped up indoors all day. Even if it’s just a quick walk to school and back in the rain, it really helps.

I try to get outside as much as I can. A long walk is my favourite thing but even just having the window opens makes me feel better.

All my best days are days that are mainly spent outside. Beach days, castle days, walking days. Those are all happy days.

Balancing act
Image Credit – Canva

Being productive

I can’t tell you how much I love a completed to do list. I know I’ve had a great day when I’ve actually done something.

A real clear indicator that I’m not doing well is my inability to find any motivation, I can also overcompensate on those bad days and get everything done but I’ll at least be happer on those days and they eventually lead into a more level state of being.

A simple list is often the key to me having a good day.


Being alone

Ok so I know I’ve just said that being more social helps me have good days, and that is true, I also really struggle with it and need time alone.

I’m naturally quite shy and a bit of an introvert. I love being by myself. Working in retail is obviously the exact opposite of that and as you can imagine it wipes me out. Even spending time with friends who I love can be draining, so I need some alone time.

I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and #StayClassyMama

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4 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. Good Days”

  1. I’m glad you’ve managed to find some sun (we’ve been mostly cloud and rain for weeks!). Lovely to focus on the good points and thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

  2. I find the social ‘thing’ hard to balance because I enjoy my own company. I have been known to cancel plans because I feel like I need the time alone! Good to know its not just me that feels like this! Thanks for linking up #TwinklyTuesday

    1. I find it so hard, it’s certainly not just you. I love my friends but I find socialising utterly draining and I’m rubbish if there’s anyone new in the mix. I need more alone time than I do social but I have to make sure I don’t completely isolate myself!

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