Welcome to my second 'Friday Finds' of the holidays! This week I've seen a chiropodist which was a new, lovely, relaxing experience, visited the dentist which I always find a tummy churning experience, watched the Lion King at the cinema which was an emotional experience (I always cry TWICE - you know when), and been a taxi for my 2 teenage sons, fare free, which is the usual experience.
The latter part of the week has been fun; I've dined out a couple of times, been shopping for new bathroom paraphernalia, and Mario Karts has come out from the back of the dusty TV unit (amongst a thousand cables and various sweet wrappers); a sign the holidays are in full swing. Tuesday was the grimmest day - the rain came and it stayed far too long. It really affected my mood: I felt so lethargic and lacklustre. The influence of the weather and the changing seasons is something I will blogging about in the late Autumn/ Winter months. For now though, the sun is shining.
Quick Wellbeing Wheel Update
Last week, I reported my progress with the three aspects of the wellbeing wheel I was concentrating on during the six weeks. Here's a quick update:
Nutrition and Exercise:
Nutrition - Errr.... eating too much and drinking too much. I have a sneaky suspicion this will be an area of focused attention when I return from Spain in the middle of August.
Exercise - Errr... Not as 'on it' as last week. Went to an 'Ibiza Flow' yoga class Tuesday night which was awesome. I think that is it though. I have tweeted about exercise; does that count?
I have definitely moved forward with this on the home-front. I've cleared out some clothes, sorted through some books, and started gathering items I can sell (I have so much STUFF). I've had a new boiler fitted and my bathroom renovation project is gathering momentum. My eldest son even cleared out his room and hoovered his 'second' bedroom, aka our living room. This decluttering lark must be catching! However, I think this has more to do with his manipulative plan to drain my financial resources through purchasing away game tickets to watch West Brom (boing boing), and in other nefarious ways, rather than to seek outer order, inner calm.
I find the 'big holidays' very expensive, so I've started watching my spending. I'm inclined to ignore this aspect of life until I start to get scared to look at my online banking app, so I'm having to be vigilant and think of all the things I could be doing if I had more restraint and awareness. It's been a cathartic experience - who knew I could spend so much money at Asda, Tesco and One Stop? As well as New Look, JD Sports, Just Eat, Boots, Primark, Sports' Direct, Amazon and Amazon and Amazon...
Monday, I'm off to Liverpool with the money draining number one son for a day on the 'Magical Mystery Tour' bus and a nose round this fab city! Got rail return tickets for less than £30 pounds for the two of us - not bad huh?
Blog wise, I'm writing some posts on exercise and how teachers fit it into their daily routine. Please look out for these! I'm also preparing for my holidays through waxing, dying, trimming and painting various parts of my body.
Please let me know how you are spending your holidays!
PS: I still haven't made it into work. I just can't yet, Not yet...