It’s been an interesting week for me from a mood point of view. There’s been no major issues, stresses, or worries, and yet, early this week, I was not feeling great I’m not wholly sure if it was down to poor sleep, chemistry in the brain, or feeling a little too much like the proverbial rat on a wheel. It may be that It Was Just One of Those Things where you’ll never know, and, even if you did, would knowing help? Well, it depends, but right now, the funk – sadly not the groovy kind – was very much in the ‘unknown unknowns’ zone 🙂
The good news on the above is having had the cognitive behavioural therapy course, or perhaps having been there before and come through the other side, there’s another approach to things. Rather than let my emotions rule me, it’s about the deep breath and saying Hang on, might I just be a bit knackered? Am I sleeping enough? Eating right? Could it be, that I’ve just had enough?
Looking at the situation through that lens takes me away from the worry of am I headed back into the dark woods? Instead, I think on getting outside into nature, not dwelling on things, and keeping busy. That seems to do the trick most of the time.
That and having time alone, I decided to paint my toes because sometimes it’s a good thing to have something that makes you feel pretty. I went with a deep purple and then a dark blue glitter effect on top. It’s quite sparkly and may be a pain to get off, but I’ll worry about that later.
I think it was midweek when the Ever Lovely Mrs J peeked round the door before she nipped off to work. We had a quick chat and said if I had had enough this week, why don’t we both book a day off. So it was that today, we’re back from a long walk through the nearby woods. We were off just after the school run, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves and could enjoy the birdsong and just being out in nature with no real need to look at the clock.
So not a good start to the week, but certainly a very good end to it. That and an extra day means a long weekend. All reasons to be cheerful. 🙂
Last night was Chameleons and we were quite busy. I think as vaccines uptake has increased, folk feel more comfortable heading out again. Compared to the quiet evenings of the Fab Four, this was more the Discotastic Dozen. As Val pointed out, the new room puts us more together as a group, whereas previously we’d often end up as three or four Islands of conversation. I am going that gives us more of a sense of togetherness.
Outfit wise I react quite sure what the weather would do around temperature, so it was a case of taking extra layers (perhaps heeding Sue’s advice on footless tights + leggings 🙂) and wearing my favourite wrap dress from yesteryear.
Just a case to decide what to do over the weekend. Whatever you get up to, I hope it goes well.