Day 327: I promised myself that I would be thankful each day for rising, living and going to bed. For my family, my friends, my job and my second chance.
2022 is the year I want to do at least ONE thing for ME every single day and document it so I can reflect back and appreciate my self love. It doesn’t have to be grand gestures. Just a little bit of me time or a gift to myself.
Here’s how the first nine days have gone…
01 Jan: A 5km Run with no headphones or time keeping
02 Jan: A fell run (trail running) in the mud and deep woodland. Very messy and very random
03 Jan: A relaxing afternoon nap and a chapter of my new book ‘Sunshine warm sober’ by Catherine Gray
04 Jan: Practised pranayama; ujjayi breathing (using only the nose) whilst driving alone and listening to my favourite Piano playlist. I needed to reduce my anxiety levels and it helped
05 Jan: First Yoga class of 2022. I’ve missed it!
06 Jan: Booked my entries into the Great North 10K and Sunderland 10K Road Races. I haven’t participated in events since 2018
07 Jan: Very cold and icy outside today but persevered and got another 5km run under my belt
08 Jan: Kids went over their Grandparents for a few hours so I lay on my bed and watched my football team (draw 3-3 – so it was entertaining) and then read a few more chapters of my book (see 03 Jan)
09 Jan: Sunday is Running Punks Run Club Day. Enjoyed a 7km today
Remainder of Sunday looks pretty relaxed. Chicken Family Dinner and maybe a film. My oldest is reading Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” with me at the moment so she wants to watch the film they made back in the 90s. I can only find it on Sky Store though for £7.99!
I have subscriptions with Sky, Netflix, AppleTV, Prime Video and Disney+ but it isn’t on any of those. Typical.
Oh well, what’s £7.99?! It was just one of many bottles of wine I’d normally consume on a Sunday back in the day.