I urge you all to relax and rest up a lot – it goes well with the “good vibes” theme of this blog. However, sometimes, finding that relaxation and rest can actually take some work. The travel before the holiday or the preparation before you can switch off, but don’t worry and stress too much. Doing the leg work to get ready to relax is well worth it.
If you feel yourself becoming overwhelmed, overstimulated or overly frustrated, perhaps consider that your blood sugar is a bit low and to stop and have a small, nutritious snack. After a pause and a pick-me-up you might have a fresh perspective!
Whew, sometimes the weeks feel like they go by so fast! Take some time this weekend to pause and take an inventory of all the amazing things in your life. It is hard but sometimes remembering a special detail here and there can highlight the best bits of life that can easily slip under the radar and be taken for granted.
Keep reaching – you’re closer than you think!
If you find yourself overwhelmed, take a moment to check in, relax, and just breathe. Find a comfortable seat, close your eyes and listen to your breathe and let the moment pass. Summer can be lovely, but it can also be super busy, so make sure to look after yourself amidst the holiday adventures.
Thank you to my lovely friend Helen for suggesting a visit to Wimpole Estate to photograph some goats. Wimpole is home to a herd of Bagot goats, a breed known for its distinctive black and white colour. The origin of the breed is not known, but they have resided in England since at least the 1300s. They are intrepid conservationists and often employed to graze upon historical sites to maintain surrounding landscapes.
I have said it before when I am running late, and I will likely say it again in the future. Sometimes, if you save something until the very last minute, it only takes a minute to do.
You make the best plans and set forth, only to find after many of life’s diversions and detours that you feel lost and off course. It happens to everyone, even with the most carefully laid out plans and the hardest work. Consider that maybe you aren’t actually lost, and heading somewhere else, somewhere even better, somewhere you were truly meant to be. Thank you to my friend Chloe Ashley for spotting this lovely goat near Cromer, UK.
Confidence can be hard to summon sometimes. I recommend using some positive affirmations, putting your best possible face forward and just fake it until you make it. You might surprise yourself!
When things don’t quite seem to be working out the way you planned, just focus on the present moment. There is nothing you can do to change the past, and the future has yet to be written, so just allow yourself to enjoy all the beautiful things of the now.