Right now I am not relaxed.  I can’t remember the last time I was truly relaxed since having kids. Don’t get me wrong, I am often very happy but not relaxed. There always seems to be something else that needs done. Finally get the kid’s down at night and then the ‘real’ work starts. DIY house projects to get underway, blogging to do, kid’s photo albums to sort. It all sounds like little things but they mount up and I never feel I can just ‘waste’ time and do nothing.
For the last week and a half I have had a really rather bad virus and so have the kids. Normally when the kids get ill it bypasses me bur more and more frequently of late I have been ill too. I think I have been burning the candle at both ends for too long now and not wanting to admit that I need a break to. That is is ok and not a sign weakness to just sit on the sofa and breath.
I use to read, a lot. I haven’t read a book in years now. Actual years, which is just a sin. I also use to hand embroider for relaxation but again it hasn’t been touched in a very long time. I think self care is extremely important, especially for parents because we are the most important people in our little ones lives so we better make sure we are ok first. It’s like the old fitting your life jacket first thing. (Took me quote some time to get my head round that one too!) With that in mind then I’m not writing and more, I’m going to take the kids the park as it is sunny and when they nap layer I’m going to try really hard to do absolutely nothing at all.
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