23 July 2014

When did it get so crazy?

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I was having a chat with someone the other day about how fast life can change and you don't even know how it happened or even remember the transition. Crazy.

This is not a post about me having a moan at all, more about highlighting the fact that, occasionally, it is worth doing a bit of a 'life audit' and trying to work on anything that may need re-balancing. I have really noticed that, over the last 12 months specifically, life has taken a turn for the manic. Getting up early, throwing a bit of near-useless-for-supplying-sustained-energy food in a bag, driving to work, rushing about, working late, getting home, rushing to the gym, rushing home to spend time with Joe, cooking dinner, eating dinner like a robot (a tired robot) and falling asleep on the sofa then bed. Repeat.

(Putting it writing hits home even more let me tell you). 

The other thing that had recently jumped to the front of my mind is how guilty I feel all the time. If I get home and I'm exhausted I feel terrible for not going to the gym. If I haven't completed a task at work I can really give myself the worst time over it. Is it a struggle to be the best version of me? If it is, why? I think I may be missing things at the moment and I don't like it. I am always telling people to stop, look around, see, feel and hear the now. Note to self - pay attention to your own advice!

I guess my point is to take notice if the scales tip slightly and don't get too used to it. Remember what's important; spending time with loved ones, seeing new places, laughing at the cat chasing a leaf around the garden...you get it...whatever floats your boat.

I am going to spend this summer addressing what has slipped slightly and replacing the sleeping on the sofa with seeing more of friends and getting outside (if only to sleep on a chair out there instead! I'm kidding...sort of!)

Anyone else suffering from a 'mad life crisis'? Fancy a cuppa? 
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  1. Yes! I have followed this pattern over the past few months, being so busy at work but also wanting to keep up with other things in my life. Now I've got a bit of time off and I am determined to stop feeling guilty and appreciate the important people and things in my life much more. Sleeping on the sofa is going to be banned in our house too!
    x

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    1. It's funny how we all kind of realise these things at the same time. I think we all get naturally a bit more worn out in the summer months and notice things more. I read a quote recently and thought 'yep' - 'Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life'. I need to live by that a little bit more. x

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  2. Bloody life eh? I think most everyone I know is going through this same thing at the moment - which sadist decided that we all have to do ALL THE THINGS right this minute? I'm with you, we must rebel and start getting back to the things we love to do and that bring us the most pleasure instead of the things that just sustain us. We must also fill our bags with mucho-energising-not-to-mention-delicious food. Life is too short to be eating Orange Clubs at your desk for breakfast...
    Let's fight back against the crazy.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. oooh orange clubs! A fellow retro-er (retroer?? Is that a thing?)!! Joe LOVES them - they live in the fridge...I try to avoid where the will power allows! I think everyone is taking on more and more, no one seems to have just one job role anymore and then there are the crazies among us who try to do blogs as well - my blog is part of what makes me happy so it has to be done. One day I will live by the sea...like an old hippy, with my old hips and watch the world go by!

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  3. Haha, I feel like I've had a crazy year too! It's so easy to get sucked into this whirlwind without even noticing, and your 'scales' analogy is pretty on the mark. I hope you manage to get some space and calm soon!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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    1. It seems like everyone has had the same experiences - we are all in need of a chill out for sure! :-)
      x

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  4. Hi Lucy,

    This is the first time I've commented on a blog post but just really felt the need. I think so many people feel like this these days. I am feeling the guilt of the gym thing, been going on and off, more off, for the past few weeks. Feel so guilty all day that I don't go. However, if we miss something we feel guilty, if we do something we feel guilty that we didn't do something else. It's a cycle that most feel these days as the pressure to pack so much in gets bigger and bigger. I agree with you, we need to take stock and spend time on the things that really matter, relationships and most importantly we all need to find a little me time.

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    1. Hi Lisa, thank you so much for commenting, it is always nice to know that people are feeling the same as you are and that is kind of why I wrote it. It is so easy to feel isolated. The feeling guilty thing is difficult and definitely something I need to work on. You are so right though - you can talk yourself out of going to the gym through just thinking about it all day. I have taken to following inspirational people on Instagram to remind me about staying positive. Me time is on the way out for many people too I think and you are spot on saying it needs to be thought about, even half an hour is so lovely - just sitting with a cup of tea and a book, so precious. I used to do this all the time! Not sure when it changed! Thank you so much for stopping by here though and taking some time to comment - it means so much x

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