I’ve been back at work for the last three weeks and absolutely LOVING IT! Yes, I’ve had espresso. All the espresso. But I’m also happy. I love teaching and I love having a routine established in my life once more (and yes, there’s still time for cat Zumba). I had been struggling with anxiety and depression for some time and I didn’t really ever see myself being so well again. I learned during these difficult times that it’s really important to take stock of all the good things in your life. I have so much to be grateful for and realising this really helps to ground me in times of doubt.
At the end of most days, I like to take a few moments to reflect on the things I am most grateful for or happy about. These can be simple things, like finding a scone in the supermarket that doesn’t contain raisins (hisssss) or my cat allowing me to cuddle her without the risk of me losing an eye. I’m actually going to start writing these down in a pretty journal so that whenever I feel a little low, I can look back over all the lovely things or events that have brought me happiness. Happiness can come from the smallest, simplest things…like this gif of corgis on a treadmill:
I would love if you guys could share three (or any) things you are thankful for in the comments to spread the positivity!
1. I am thankful to be busy on a Saturday
I did lots of preparation for my classes today. Although it means I had to work for most of my Saturday, I felt really lucky to be able to do so. A few months ago, gettting out of bed would have been a struggle. Being well, mentally and physically, is something that many of us (including me) can take for granted. I am lucky and grateful to be able to work.
2. I am thankful to my boyfriend for being a really considerate person
I have been a little under the weather for the past few days and my lovely boyfriend has been cooking, cleaning and driving me about the place. Sure, sometimes we argue (don’t even get my started on him NOTPICKINGUPHISBLOODYCLOTHESOFFTHEFLOOR) but we are always there for the other. I have even avoided sneezing in his general direction because I’m nothing if not super-thoughtful.
3. I am SO thankful to have been selected as a finalist in the V by Very Blog Awards Ireland 2017 in the Lifestyle Category.
I feel so so honoured to have been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Blog Awards which take place in Dublin in October. When I began blogging, I was so self-conscious about putting myself out there (given that I’m a little…eccentric). I didn’t think anyone would actually read my posts, and if they did, they would consider me silly and immature (which is soooo not the case, silly poo face). To be nominated with such talented and wonderful bloggers feels really amazing and I can’t believe my little old blog has made it this far. It sounds contrived and a little corny, but this news has brought me such a sense of self-worth.
So, lovely readers, those are three things that I am grateful for this week. Want to share what you are grateful for? And then we can all hug and eat scones with no raisins.