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I kind of hoped I wouldn’t have a blog that consists of nothing but happy lists (as positive as they are), but that’s what’s happened between last week and this week. I mean, you might not have noticed if I hadn’t said anything…so maybe I should just shut up haha. I had a bit of writers block, OK? Geez.
Now let me just launch into the list of stuff that has made me happy in the last week or so…
I didn’t let Patrice beat me
Who’s Patrice, you ask? Well, she’s my anxiety. She’s a crafty bitch and she tries to sneak into my mind when I am tired or PMSing or if something triggers me. I had days where I caught myself thinking too much (yes – it happens) and I am so proud that I stopped myself when I realised it was pointless chatter inside my head (my usual precursor to a Patrice attack). I wrote a page in my new journal and I then decided to stop thinking and let everything go. Like literally sit there for a minute and zone out watching TV or putting my energy into other things. No trying to analyse why I was overthinking or why I felt a bit…off (hopefully my fellow anxiety peeps will get this as funny as it does sound)!
I also tried hard to remember to communicate my anxious feelings to Mr Unprepared better. I was feeling anxious about a certain situation so I texted him my questions (with the explanation that I know Patrice can be annoying but did he mind?) and he was really supportive – by the end of the day he had answered every single one (that makes me sound really full on but there weren’t that many and he needed the answers too anyway). They were all practical details and it really helped me to support him in return. Yay teamwork.
A big weekend full of great friends
This weekend was huge. Usually the introverted part of me would be screaming on the inside by the end of it, but I really feel like it was just what I needed this time around. The Little Mister went to a fantastic birthday party, a great group dinner was had (it’s a long story but Mr Unprepared has just completed ANOTHER fantastic charity bike ride – he was a last minute fill in and he got to do it with two good friends – very proud of them), a DELICIOUS Sunday breakfast with the girls…
My waistline might not be thanking me, but my heart is full 🙂
Seeing my re-found organisational skills paying off
So I know I’ve gone on a bit about how I’m trying to live a little bit more intentionally and have tried harder to be organised, but I’m going to have to mention it again! It’s so great having a big weekly planner up on the pantry door. I’m seeing that Mr Unprepared is totally on board and knows what’s going on each day without having to ask me. He’s being more proactive telling me what he needs to do and can see for himself if it fits in with our schedules, without having to bug me haha. It’s so good – less nagging required from either party! Wife win!
Date time with the hubby
Sadly, these days a ‘date’ with Mr Unprepared involves staying in after the Little Mister is in bed and ordering a pizza to be delivered (ROMANTIC OR WHAT). If we’re feeling fancy we might splurge on renting a movie through iTunes or even have a wine or beer. So when we got an opportunity to take some time for ourselves – child free – last week, we were excited. Sure, it had to work around the Little Mister’s day care hours, but we made it happen!
We celebrated being together for 13 years with a lovely breakfast, followed by a nice walk along the foreshore, followed by mini golf, followed by a viewing of The Martian at the cinemas (and man I loved it – was SO good – I’d see it again), followed by a spot of shopping (not as romantic but it was nice to have time to ourselves to wander around)! I feel like it really refreshed us – yay for being a couple! 🙂
Seeing people do good things for other people
This past week it has made me feel so mushy and heartened. Whether it is people reaching out to others on social media to show their love and support through tough times, Mr Unprepared and his friends riding for charity, or the great work that is done each year for Telethon. It can be that family member or friend who is always there no matter what. Bad things happen to good people all the time, but so many good people give back and it is truly inspiring. I am thinking of everyone who is struggling right now and I am thankful for those who help them through. Props for making the world a better place xxx
Other things that have made me happy:
- When TED talks motivate me to do my housework haha
- Online grocery delivery – yay!
- Play time with my friends’ kids – so cute – all of them.
What’s on your happy list this week? x