5 Things to do when you want to relax

General blogging.

Sunday.

Sundays are probably the best day of the week. The previous week is coming to an end and there is a promise of awesome things to happen in the coming week. This is the day that its ok to be slightly lazy, and basically, take time out for yourself.

Here are just a few of the things that i love to do when I’m relaxing and needing a bit of me time.

1. Blast the tunes!

Music is as important to me as oxygen. (maybe slightly over dramatic) i do love it though. When  im in a slump and maybe feeling a little low and in need of some headspace, blasting out my favourite tunes always helps. I get lost in the rhythm and the words and as soon as i start to sing (unfortunately for my neighbours….and boyf (sorry…not sorry) i can feel the stress leaking out.

Also I find it helps to sing at the top of your lungs.!

(Genuinely me when i’m in the bath!)

2.Try out a new baking recipe.

Baking is one of my all time favourite things to do, aside from the fact that once you’ve baked, you have to actually eat it all or palm it off to someone who maybe will or won’t appreciate it. When i’m feeling in need of  a little R and R, I love to bake. I find it cathartic in a way , and i always feel a sense of achievement when it turns out awesome, and is loved my the Mr!

It gives me the time to focus on something creative, and remind myself of the things that i love to do, that sometimes get lost day to day.

3. Watching a film.

This has to be the best thing to do ever if your wanting to relax. I love this any day of the week. By myself or with the Mr, snuggled up, i honestly can say this is probably the best way to turn off, and relax that grey matter.

4. Being in Nature.

This is another thing that always try to do when im wanting to chill out. Lucky for me, i live in a beautiful part of England. Near the sea, in the countryside, near a forest. I’m practically spoilt for choice. When im feeling stressed i find that simply kicking off my shoes and getting my feet all naked and treading on the sand, makes me feel altogether again. Next time you have a spare half hour, and feel like doing something to regroup? go for a trundle in Nature.

5. Go to Neverland.

ok ok, so not exactly go to Neverland, but near enough. I find that the ultimate escapism is reading a book. There is nothing better than jumping into a new world, or country or time and loosing yourself for an hour or so. This shuts the brain down completely and allows your brain to focus on a different way of thinking. Using your imagination is so important for relaxation and who knows? from the imagination may come something that helps you in the everyday.

                                                            ( feeling you girl!)

So i hope that this has given you some ideas about new things to try when you want to relax.

These are just a few of the things i like to try and do when im feeling fried and stressed, what do you enjoy doing?

Big love,

Amy

xx

Friday the 13th…

General blogging.

Superstition.

superstition is one of those things that is intrinsically linked with our ancestors. They usually come from old legends and old myths, but more often than not they are just passed down through the generations.

If you are anything like me you have come to the realisation that actually, superstition can be a little bit silly. “Don’t walk under the ladder you’ll get bad luck!”  Really??  Honestly,  the only thing that is going to happen to you if you walk under a ladder, is that you might get dripped on, at worse something might fall on you. This, granted, is enough for any of the hardcore, believers to say “see, bad luck” in my belief the mind is a powerful tool, and like attracts like. If you think it and feel it, its more often than not going to happen, thus reiterating “bad luck” or “a bad day”.

My point is, Friday the 13th is one such occasion where people tend to overreact on the superstition.

Belated bad luck.

Granted, you would think that Mr B.Luck would have got it out of his system, yesterday for me, but no, i guess he had other ideas. Today started out as a pretty normal Saturday morning. Lovely, lazy morning, little bit grey outside but after my AM pick me up, things started to get strange. My cat has a bad eye, which, unfortunately, doesn’t seem to be getting any better. (strike one for Mr. B. Luck) I managed to get a flat tyre yesterday on my way home from shopping but didn’t think it was too serious, only to find out this morning that we were going to have to have a brand new wheel on. (strike 2 Mr. Luck)

And if that wasn’t bad enough my poor Monty, (the cat) hates travelling and so was bad-tempered. He then relieved himself on the 20 minute ride to the emergency vet, stank out the vet reception and scared all the staff, who responded with gauntlets and looks of pity.

The outcome? well at this present moment, i have locked myself in the house, with my laptop and social media, in the hope of defying Mr. B.Luck from any further appearances. its safe to say i can sort of understand the people in “final destination”

Conclusion

In this day and age i believe that people are entitled to believe exactly what they want to believe, so long as they don’t expect everyone to think the same. As for me, well I’m just going to write today off as a bad day. I think every now and then everyone is entitled to a crap day.

This is why we have coffee.

What happened to you guys on Friday the 13th?

Are you superstitious at all?

What do you still do now, even though you’ve grown up?

I’d love to know.

Big love,

Amy.

xx