The Inside Story
Enjoying Life! July 4, 2016 00:00
The year is over half way over and I don't know about you but it has started off SO busy. As I sit here thinking today, it is easy to be overwhelmed by stuff. But you know, life is there to be enjoyed. So today take a moment to enjoy your life. Look around you at the things that are good and think about them and be thankful. It doesn't take long but it really does change your mood.
Then find something that makes you happy and do it.
The key to enjoying life is to choose to enjoy it. It's your choice.
Don't forget to have Fun! November 27, 2015 00:19
This time of year is a very busy time. I spend my days filling order, making stuff, running errands, picking kids up and taking them to a million places, making sure everyone has everything they need, organising end of year breakups and a billion other things.
Sometimes I am can definitely become way too serious. Most of the time I don't consider myself a serious person. I love having fun. But when I get busy it's just put your head down and work.
But if I keep doing that all the time then life gets really boring and I forget why I'm doing the things I'm doing, and I don't want that.
So its time to have fun. Summer is almost here and summer means fun.
This afternoon I took my daughter out to the shops and we just had fun. We laughed at each other and sang at the top of our voices to a song on the radio. Sure I was still busy and I did have a thousands of things I could be doing, but life is short and you need to make the most of it when you can. Have fun! Enjoy the little things. Stop and smell the roses, as they say.
As this quote above says 'Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun'
Enjoy the moment!
Why Escaping from Reality is Good for the Soul July 7, 2015 10:45
Well maybe not escaping forever but a week or so is good!
Last week we went on a small family holiday to the beach. We had nothing planned just relaxing. Sounds wonderful, right? Right!
But in this day and age it is very difficult to get away from everything. Things follow you. You have your phone with you 24/7. You never know when you might have to snap a photo to show the world on instagram how much fun you are having. You need to see what is happening in the world so you don't miss something. Then there's the emails. They are always there and I'll just quickly have a look and see who wants me.
All these things are very hard to escape without actually actively choosing to escape them.
I decided that these holidays I was going to get away. I went to the library and borrowed some books. Yes actual books with paper pages. I know that is so last century! I went to the local craft shop and got some wool and some knitting needles. I love making a new project when I go away, its about the only time I create something for me.
So I am not saying that I didn't pick up my phone or check my emails because that would be a lie. I did post a couple of photos on instagram but for the majority of the time I switched off. Switched off from the information overload that is our lives these days and lost myself in some far off land in some make believe time and read my books. I knitted my blanket and turned off my brain to all the goings on around me.
We had a fantastic time. I feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I must say I do feel like another week would have been good but you take what you can get and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
So an escape from reality is good for the soul and for the body and for the mind.
And now its back to reality and life as we know it. But I am more refreshed and ready to go.
Enjoy your week!