Taking a Moment
Sometimes we all need a moment of calm and peacefulness. This year I've been trying to listen to my body a little more and take time to do nothing when my brain is telling me it's too tired or run down. It's also gotten to that point in the year when I start to feel a little washed out, where time has raced away with itself and the majority of my mental energy.It's at this point that a week off for R and I to spend some time together unwinding and relaxing would be perfect. Unfortunately life has other things planned. R has only a few more weeks left for his PhD write up before he has to submit the final thing at the end of September. This has meant that we don't get to spend much time together and R is spending every spare minute working or thinking about work. It's started affecting our sleep patterns which I'm sure will only get worse as the stress to the deadline increases. But it will all be worth it! I think we're both looking forward to October and R will probably end up sleeping for a week haha. We've already decided that we once R has handed in we're going to go back to Dishoom but this time for dinner so we're both really looking forward to that!
So whilst R works most weekends I've been spending them either pottering around the house trying to get a few chores done or squirrelling away with my book and a nice warm bath. There's just something so incredibly soothing about baths and I absolutely love them. It's the point in the day when I can really unwind after work and my commute home and has become a bit of a ritual. Most days now after dinner I run myself a bath and go through my skincare regime to try to get rid of my stupid adult acne that has appeared. Taking that moment to have a bit of time completely to myself with my book really helps to clear my head and relax which means that I'm not such a grouchy pants if I've had a rubbish day at work!