When your body and mind are constantly on the go, it can be important to stop and take a breather once in a while. There are a number of things that help lift my mood, relax my mind and make me reflect on the little things that are often the most important after all. I hope you all enjoy this post and hopefully it will give you a little lift if you’re feeling under the weather 🙂
1. Woodland Walks
I love going for random picnics to the woods! We usually bring a flask of tea and a packet of biscuits and the access to wifi gets left at home so I have no choice but to look around at how amazing everything is! It’s really nice to just take time out with the most important people in life and go somewhere out of the way to breathe. Here are a few pictures of me at the duck pond in Goatenbridge recently with my mum. However, I also love going to Killballyboy woods! These type of trips always remind me of primary school tours and nature walks.
2. Let’s Go To The Beach
The beach is another place I love, but I actually prefer the beach at night compared to during the day. There is something really calming about the vastness of the ocean and how the waves are still crashing when everyone else goes home to sleep. As cheesy as it sounds, I always feel like staring at the horizon makes you realise how small your worries are in the grand scheme of things.The beach is one of the few places where you can sit in admiration for hours and just say nothing. Did anyone have that book when they were little called The Big Big Sea? I always think of it whenever I’m there. The beach I usually go to is Clonea, but since I can’t drive yet I always need a lift to get there so I don’t go as often as I would like. When I can drive, I feel the beach at night will become a very healthy habit!
3. Always Time For Tea
Whether it’s staying at home, going to a busy, buzzing cafe, or down the road to a friend’s house, sitting down with someone I care about and a cup of tea always makes me feel better. Does anyone else feel like they have certain cafes they go to with certain people? It constantly varies, but no matter where the location is, I know a good laugh will always follow!
4. Escaping To Music
I’m rarely walking around the house in silence because I always need music to give me an energy boost. I absolutely love listening to music, I even put earphones in when I’m making food, emptying the dishwasher, putting make-up on, or writing because I feel like it’s time out for myself to think about things. I love listening to music while exercising too and used to listen to my iPod on the trampoline until I sprained my ankle and traumatised myself for life! My (apparently not-so) trusty, old iPod also hasn’t been working recently, so I think after years of constantly being on the go it has decided it can’t go on any longer 🙁 While I’m on the topic can I also just say, I really can’t relate to those people who go on car journeys in silence… like, what you at?
5. Dress Up, Show Up
I know this one may sound strange, but there is nothing worse than moping around in your pyjamas! Yes, of course I do have pyjama days, but I always feel crap and would much rather mope around in a nice skirt with my hair perfect (although I must admit, sometimes a bra can be pushing it a bit…) If somethings getting you down and you feel you have no control over your situation, you do because you have control over your appearance and things won’t seem so bad when you decide to slay everyday! It’s always worth the effort.