Friday, 27 September 2013
My Online Break
Sometimes you just need a break from being online and connected all the time. These past few weeks I've taken a step back from social media and my laptop in an effort to chill myself out from the pressures of work, living at home and trying to be the best girlfriend in the world.
I took a break almost unconsciously, as I was stressed by work and had little inclination to open up my laptop when I got home, preferring to sit and knit my scarf and watch Breaking Bad instead. However, as these things often do, they've all worked out for the better with the help of some chats, a smile and patience. I think it is important to remember this kind of stress is cyclical and it will leave as soon as it arrived. I've also been using the Calm app I found recommended on Nicola's blog, just taking a few moments to not worry about the past or the future worked wonders for me. Being grounded in the present helped me clear my mind and allow the thousands of manic thoughts to pass.
On the positive side Lee got a new job! He joins me in working in London and I took great pleasure on Tuesday on walking to meet him for a cheeky Pret after work. I'm really happy and it makes me feel like we are a grown up couple now - hopefully this is just the beginning.
I've even agreed to live in our flat for another year and although it is lovely, I'm not keen on the location or being in a block of flats with loads of people around us. If I could just pick it up and dump it further from the high street I'd be happy! Hearing people shouting after a good night out isn't what I want to hear when I'm not the one having fun...
Anyway, with my brain back in the right place and motivated by a writing course we had at work, I'm all ready to go. And of course I have been working on a couple of Bec vs Pinterest pieces while away which I'm keen to show off and have been working my way through Catch 22 which will be reviewed soon!
Hope you're all well!