I’ve not been in the best place from an emotional perspective over the past few months. The situation at work has been very difficult and between working long hours, being a mum and trying to maintain some basic level of health and household cleanliness, I’ve found it really hard to find any time for myself. The time I do get, I tend to feel guilty about spending doing anything frivolous. Worse, I sometimes can’t remember what I used to do that even was frivolous!
There are obviously lots of issues wrapped up in here that I need to address, and I realise that it’ll probably take a while and some focus to unpick everything. However, there is lots in my life which is good, and sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of that.
My first new habit is going to be writing a little gratitude diary before bed each night. I’ve got lots of little notebooks lying around from Paperchase which are ideal for the purpose. I love Paperchase. Or infact any stationery shop. I can spend hours wandering the aisles of Staples, dreaming of a new colour coded, time efficient filing system that will revolutionise my life…
But I digress. The purpose of the diary is not to write war and peace or capture all the events of the day, but just the little things that have made me happy, or even just went better than expected. I’m hoping that writing them before bed will help end the day on a positive note and help calm my busy mind before bed.