How many people do you see posting a meme on a Sunday night about how much they’re dreading Monday morning? Or who religiously count down via ‘humpday’ until they’ve finally got that Friday feeling? We all do it but considering most of us require our jobs so we can actually keep a roof over our heads, put food on the table and keep up an excessive shopping habit, there’s not much chance of us quitting tomorrow to ‘follow our dreams.’
I have never been much of an outdoors person. I grew up in the countryside and although much of my childhood was spent ‘playing out’ and I lived in a town so small that we could and did walk everywhere; that’s about where my ‘outdoorsy’ side ends. I’m much more at home when I’m parked on the sofa and god forbid someone suggests an outdoor activity or even worse, camping.
Finding the perfect gift for a loved one is in fact a task I find thoroughly enjoyable. I know a lot of people dread having to hunt down a birthday present, these are also the same people who stick to the humble gift voucher every year, but not me. I thrive on it. The main reason is because I love seeing the look on someone’s face when I get them a gift that is just so ‘them.’ If you tend to veer towards present disasters, then these fail safe tips will ensure people remember your gift long after the big day.
I have always been a gal with a plan. I pride myself on my organisation and planning skills and be it a holiday, a birthday or my whole blummin’ life; I will ALWAYS have a plan. I live my life knowing exactly what I’m doing every day of the week, right down to what day I’m doing my laundry and when I’ve set aside time to binge-watch Dynasty on Netflix. It’s structured and meticulous and that’s just the way I like it. Lately though, I’ve started to realise maybe it’s time some of my best made plans were ripped to shreds.
No matter how much you love your job I can bet your evenings and weekends (or whenever it is that you aren’t working your ass off) are still your favourite time of the week. For me, my evenings are a precious jewel in my day. It’s the time when I get to see my flatmate and other half, to binge-watch friends until I fall asleep to the tones of “WE WERE ON A BREAK” and when I can commit some serious hours to this lil ol’ blog of mine. Despite often feeling like I’ve got a never ending to-do list full of life admin to make my way through, there are a few things that I like to do in an evening to get some of that all important zen. No matter what your plans are, finding the time for at least one of these each evening should stop you from combusting with stress at any given moment *not official medical advice.