I am one the busiest people I know – I work hard and play harder. Friends always mock me because they have to schedule around 4 weeks in advance to tie us down for dinner plans!
A week in the life of me currently is like this
Work- Monday- Friday, Gym- Monday- Friday morning pre work, dinner with friends at least twice a week, visiting pals or family at the weekend, drinks two nights a week etc etc! So trying to squeeze in any relaxation time is pretty tricky.
My mum has sadly just been diagnosed with Early On set dementia which of course is awful news for our family. It has made me realise how incredibly important it is for me to not only look after my physical health, but also my mental well being!
I’ve got the fitness side down, I’m pretty consistent there; but the mental side and Rest and relaxation bit I am really not very good at. So this changes. NOW!
This week I just got back from Boston visiting family with my Mum, and I start my new job on Monday! I had plans with two of my closest friends this weekend and I had to make the tough decision to cancel them so I could focus on resting, recovering and relaxing ahead of my new job. Saying NO to plans is not something I am good at, and I really wanted to see them all!!
But I’m so glad I did- I am in a much better head space now. I’ve spent 2 days by myself- I’ve been to the gym, ate well, enjoyed retail therapy, had a long massage, watched a lot of Netflix. Hell, I’ve even been to a bloody yoga class!! AND I’m doing some aromatherapy (let’s see how long it lasts!)
I also squeezed in a much needed date night with my husband for Tapas and cocktails after a tough for few weeks for us both!
So yes, food and fitness are so important to your health, but absolutely do not underestimate how important rest and mental space are too! The yoga made me feel so relaxed I am definitely going to carry on with it….
Watch this space! Xx