In 2016 I learnt the hard way that life isn’t much fun if you don’t take a break to stand back and appreciate things!
My Moody Blanket is definitely helping me to do this – as I’m spending that little bit of time each day to reflect. But I have realised that the most important thing I need to do in order to take care of myself is to get out more.
So at the end of last year Beardie & I wrote down all the things we talk about doing on days off on pieces of paper and put them in a jar. I’ve tried to think of a different name with less potential innuendo…but it’s a jar of fun things to do so it’s a fun jar!
Saturday was my first full day off this year – so we picked our first fun from the jar! It was a walk in Derbyshire – and it was perfect. Despite not being far from Derbyshire, it normally feels like we need to do a lot of planning and then when the day comes I tend to think “I’m quite tired…There’s things to do around the house…we can just have a nice day here”. But because we picked it from the jar – we just decided on a place and went.
I will have time to take a ‘proper holiday’ in the summer but, until then, picking fun from the fun jar will help me to maximise any days off by motivating me to doing something different.