Bedding - Asda / George
I'm trying really hard to find the balance between working hard and being motivated, but also making the time for safe care and relaxation. By most peoples standards I'm the worst at relaxing a person could possibly be. I may look relaxed when I'm lying around doing nothing but in fact I've probably never been more stressed.
Last night I made a real effort to wind myself down for bed by having dinner, taking a long bath, facetiming my best friend and making my bed with this amazing new bedding from Asda and though I didn't do very well at it (..because afterwards I was playing mario kart with my housemates rather competitively) I think I'm going to try and do this every night.
Unless I really desperately want to work through the night, because sometimes that is when I work best, then I'm not going to let myself, I'm going to force myself to switch off slowly. Likelihood is I will still be waking myself up in the night to write poems or prose but that I'm okay with, as long as I'm putting in time to look after myself I think I will be a lot happier.
Obviously I can't have a long bath or brand new bedding every night, though I wish I could, but I've come up with a little list of things I want to make sure I do something from after I've done all my work and before I sleep, this includes things like drawing and writing, reading, facemasks, watching something short or something I've seen before, having a cup of night time tea and quite frankly anything I consider just nice.
If you have any suggestions of things I could do to wind down please let me know because this is something I want to really give a good try...
I should probably also mention my blogs new look while I can. MY BLOG LOOKS SO COOL. The illustration in the header is by the incredible Molly Rushton and the theme was bought from and installed by Pipdig and I am totally in love with it!