I’ve had this in my head all week.
For me Friday always feels light and happy, no matter what is going on in my life. My husband and I use this day to catch up on all the shows we’ve downloaded, it’s date night/day. We do go out for a meal when lockdown and COVID rules permit, but at the moment it’s very much a stay at home kind of thing.
Friday feels good.
Today, let that Friday vibe envelop you as you go about your day. Pick something fun to incorporate throughout your day. How many smiling babies can you see as you travel to and from work? How many red cars pass you as you are waiting for the bus?
Activities such as this help us to refocus our attention away from negative thoughts. They help us to stay calm when maybe we would be getting stressed, say for instance, if we missed our bus and had to wait twice as long to get home.
It’s Friday. The end of the working week for most of us. But even those who are working over the weekend, Friday can still have that special vibe about it, if we let it.
Don’t let the stresses of the day make you angry or stressed. Have a little fun when you’re out and about, it’ll bring a smile to your face and that’s always beneficial for our well-being.
With Valentine’s just a couple of days away, today my message is one of love.
I am always talking about how love isn’t just about the romantic kind. It’s about our families. Our friends. Work or school colleagues.
People can go OTT at this time of the year. I don’t think that matters, why should it to us? We don’t always know what is going on in the personal lives of other people.
People without partners can feel down at this time of year. The displays of cards, flowers, gifts, a constant reminder of what they don’t have.
This is where self love is important.
Self love is a special kind of love. You always have yourself. I think it’s important at any time of the year to practice self love and care, soul love. Especially during these dark and uncertain times. But at this time of year it can be a wonderful way to help with any feelings of lack.
Be good to yourself. Be kind. Be loving. Remind yourself that you are not defined by having a man or a woman in your life. Your worth is all about you as a whole, not what someone else brings to your life.
Celebrate the love you have for yourself this coming weekend. Even if you are in a relationship, there’s nothing wrong with loving you too.
And if you’re not in a relationship and haven’t learnt to love yourself yet, just be gentle with yourself right now. Use this weekend as a starting point to loving you. Keep things simple to start with, learning to love yourself is difficult enough, so don’t over complicate any gestures or actions you plan on doing.
Most of all celebrate love this weekend. Any kind of love. Not just romantic love.
The outlook for February seems to be much of the same, the energy is still quite heavy, and for me, I believe the onus should be on us achieving our best for ourselves, as well as those around us.
Even though everything still has a bleak feeling about it, we can focus on all of the good in our lives, no matter how small.
Carrying even the smallest amount of hope within ourselves allows us to forget, however momentarily, about the dark days that we are living through.
That hope grows a tiny bit each day, until one day it has encompassed us and filled us with brightness and positivity.
Over the coming weeks be the change that you want to see in the world. It always starts with ourselves and grows bigger and wider from there.
Stay strong. Have hope. Smile often.
My eldest is 30 at the weekend. Lockdown birthdays are no fun. In celebration of her 30 years around the sun I’m sharing this weirdly, wonderful song that was doing the rounds about the time she was born.