It’s only Monday and I’ve already gotten stuck into a G&T while I cook dinner. It hasn’t been a particularly fun Monday and I had a rising sense of anxiousness in my chest. I’m not generally one to complain, especially on my blog, but seriously.
Diesel didn’t want me to leave at school drop off. We had tears and tantrums and I had to just walk away. Feeling like a bad mummy.
It poured with rain as I left school. I could barely see the road through the sheets of (usually glorious) rain. It made the drive to the shops twice as long, and once I got there, all the undercover parks were taken and I had to park outside in the rain.
Dubs had tantrum after tantrum over the most trivial of things in classic three year old style. I just love carrying sixteen kilos of kicking, screaming child under my arm while trying to do the fruit and vegie shopping.
Hubby got home at about midday and got his car and trailer stuck in the driveway (long story…) We ended up grumpy at each other.
I spent my minutes of precious nap time paying invoices. Bye bye dollars.
It was warm and humid outside, and even more warm and humid at the pool where I had to sit with grumpy toddler and whingy baby while Diesel had his lesson.
Nothing earth-shatteringly terrible, but enough to leave me feeling flat. And I realised that not once today did I prioritise myself or treat myself to something that would pick me up. Something from my happy list.
- read a new magazine with a coffee
- cuddle my boys on the couch
- buy something pretty
- read a book
- sit on the deck and watch the boys play
- declutter something
- hang out with a precious friend
- take photos just for the hell of it
- spend time praying or just sitting with God
- create something
- buy a present
- paint my toenails
- ask hubby for a massage
- watch a TV show that makes me laugh
- go out of my way to learn something new
Linking up with Home Life Simplified’s 52 Weeks to Simplify Your Life.
Did you take time out to promote your own happiness today? What is on your happy list?