Sometimes, I just have to days where I put on Enya, light up some essence and just stay in that moment. Re-centre myself. Get rid of the bad juju.
I think that the hardest thing to do in this world is just too truly and utterly 100% relax. The last month or so have been really hard for me, I’m living pretty much pay check to check this past month. This usually happens to me twice a year. Usually a month before the busy times at my work happens. It’s part of the reason I am looking for something more permanent.
Even though when I’m on holidays and planned ones, I will still worry…Maybe I shouldn’t have taken that week off, maybe I shouldn’t have bought that extra chocolate bar. It can get very overwhelming sometimes. Especially when I start to get upset at myself for buying that little extra treat.
I find the hardest thing to do is to my forgive myself. That’s when my head gets all messed up and I have to try and control my mind so I don’t get so upset that it gets me down all day. So I didn’t mean for this to become a kind of depressing post. I just wanted to share with you what I try to do to cheer myself up that either costs nothing or costs very little.
Books: Books are a great way to cheer myself up and a few other people too I do believe. The great thing about books is that they can actually be really cheap, and sometimes free if you know what you’re doing! Join a Library-Not only do they end up getting a lot of the newest books for you to borrow for free, a lot of Libraries will take requests for new books. A lot of Libraries also have books sales where they sell a lot of different items (not just books) at a heavily discounted price. Just recently I bought three dvds of movies I’ve been wanting for a while now for $6.00 ($2.00 each).
Walking/Dancing: I love to dance and lately I have been taking my dog for even more walks. When I go back to my Mums house, I feel like I NEED to take my dog for a walk, even though she’s little and we play a lot inside. Not only can both walking and dancing be done for free, but they both also release endorphin.
D.I.Y: I always find that over the years you tend to build up a collection of things that need to be done around the house. Now this can be expensive if you do it all in one go. Sometimes I find as well though when you think of the D.I.Y. projects that need to be done you go out and get that stuff. So over time it all builds up, including the materials you need for the project.
Series watching: Now what I mean by this is when you have a favourite television series and you just sit and watch it all day, or at least have it on in the background. Now this is a great idea for relaxing because watching or even just listening to a favourite show, has shown to relax and calm the mind down. I know myself, personally, I cannot fall asleep if I’ve watched something traumatic or some kind of horror film. One of the great things about this option is that there are so many different ways you can do this. Some retail outlet these days will have a deal, for example, 3 DVDS for only $30 (I recently did this one). Let alone the new streaming services. Which do cost a bit more money than a one-off, however, you can get great deals.
I did nearly put a bath in, to relax,…but the reason that I didn’t. It ultimately leads to your overall water bill and if you are anything like me. I usually end up staying in the bath for about 15 minutes. My partner can spend literally hours, but I just cannot do it.
Could my title be any longer?!
Well I hope that you all had a fantastic weekend, mine was so odd!lol…I lost track of time because I worked on the weekend for the first time in my life, threw me right off! I stood up for a couple of people for them just to turn around and did something even stupider. Then there was also the friend who sent me this message about how Facebook reminded them we’ve been friends for 6 years and how we should catch up, even though it’ll probably never happen. Almost felt like they were trying to make me feel guilty about it, except they’re the ones who kept bailing, so I stopped asking,lol
Despite all of that though I actually had a really great weekend. I worked for the first time on a weekend and with only one other staff member, and didn’t break anything. Got around the seeing a movie I’ve been wanting to see and didn’t suffer from any anxiety. While working on the weekend has totally thrown me off a timetable, it was a great learning experience. I felt like I actually did learn things. Had a nice glass of Jack Daniels and then the next morning made myself the most perfect hot chocolate, if I do say so myself.
The best thing about the weekend was though I actually got to relax and recharge. I have had to go out every day on the weekend for the past three weekends and it’s been really annoying. I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve spent with people, but there’s nothing like being able to spend most of the day in your pj’s and just chill. Especially when you are cooking some beautiful beef in a slow cooker.
This weekend has inspired me!…Watch this space for more…
*Usually I post this on a Thursday afternoon. I’ve just had so many ideas for post this week, it’s kind of just gotten to Friday instead. All should return to normal next week*
Do you prefer juice or fruit?
Oh wow, this is a good one because I really do love both of them. Especially since it’s Summer here at the moment and during Summer I hate drinking hot drinks and love drinking cold drinks like Juices. I’d probably have to go with fruit though because I can have fruit whenever and there are some pieces of fruit I have all year round. Whereas with Juice, I tend to have to be in the mood to drink it.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in a small town and kind of still down. The capital city that I live in Australia is probably the smallest of the Capital Cities in Australia. Even when I went to Melbourne…Melbourne…I managed to STILL bump into someone from South Australia and not just that…We WORK in the same building!
If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?
I think it was would be very magically relaxed. So probably lot of soft colours, probably lavenders, sky blues…Just think of Fairy and Unicorn colours, but nothing harsh.
Ways to Relax List: Make a list of what relaxes you and helps you feel calm.
- Listening to Celtic music…I just go somewhere with it.
- I love to colour in, it just helps me focus.
- A nice long shower, especially if the temperature is right!
- The Sims 4…It both helps me relax, but it can also stir me up.
- I love to dress up in costumes and wigs I have around the house, it’s just fun. I never post the pictures, but I do take a lot of them,lol
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
It honestly depends who I am with, if I am comfortable I am totally a hugger and a cuddler too. If I feel uncertain (and that can change too) I wont feel comfortable hugging. I’ve hugged someone I didn’t feel comfortable hugging and it didn’t end well, so I learnt from that one! By “change” I mean (for example) there was a group of friends that I thought I was close too and hugged them all the time. However (and to be completely honest) as things changed …ie Younger and more ‘exciting’ models came in. There “true” friendships came out and I started to stop hugging them…Now I barely see any of them any-more.
What is your favorite toppings on pizza?
Woo, there is two that I really love and because of the vast difference between them. My two favourite are “Ham and Pineapple” and the other one is called here, at least, “Double Bacon Cheeseburger”.
If you were the original designer of one existing corporate logo, which one would you select?
I actually really had to think about this one! But I am going to go ahead with my first thought. I thought of the Barbie Logo. It’s a globally well know logo, that has been standing the test of the time.
Complete this sentence: Where I can seek my solace is…
In the quiet of my bedroom, my bedroom is definitely my safe place. I definitely cannot find solace if I don’t feel safe.
So I went away into the country this weekend for my Dad’s birthday, which also meant that I could not really access my phone very well (it did a lot of “roaming” over the weekend. SO my phone was mainly off and I didn’t have access to a computer, internet and WordPress.
I’ve also been really struggling with a lot of personal things (mainly job related…or lack there of of getting into the field I want too). Which means that I have really been struggling to think of ‘anything’ magical. Can I just say one thing though that is magical?
Country food is amazing! I mean it’s just different and it tastes healthy as well, even when the food seems bigger. I had these “salt-bush sausages”. They are these big thick sausages that apparently have no chemicals in them or anything like that.
So I was nominated by the extremely lovely The Little Blog of Stuff. You should definitely all head over and check her out. It’s a sweet Blog full of reviews, book and very inspiring thoughts! So here are my questions.
1. What is your least favourite food?
Offal food! For anyone who doesn’t know what offal food, there is a good reason that it’s called “Offal Food”. It’s food like internal organs: livers, kidneys…Just to name a few!
2.How did you come up with your blog name?
Well a few probably know that I actually started this Blog as a school assignment. To break it down simply, Lolsy is one of many, many…many nicknames. The studies I was studying at the time was called “Library and Information Services” So it kind of just clocked together perfectly.
3. What is your pet-peeve?
Probably people who spread fear, mainly from seeing something on the Internet and thinking “Well it must be true then!”The other thing that is a new pet peeve of mine, is people who will comment “Who cares?” or “Is this really news”? Get a life! To some people it is interesting and it is news. We can’t be wonderfully perfect like you all the time. If is really something you don’t care about, scroll pass!
4. If, you were to be given a ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I would go to either Queensland or Disneyworld…I’m not fussed!lol
5. What is your favourite topic of conversation?
I always have a smile when I talk about my Puppy.
6. Which actor/actress would you most likely run away with?
Oh without question, Orlando Bloom, I have had a crush on him for nearly half my life now. He’s just so pretty!
7. Which TV series/ book sequel do you most enjoy?
I think that it might be easier to list which one I least enjoy!
Some TV series that I enjoy are:
(Just to name a few)
Anything written by Jodi Picoult
The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare)
8. Name one thing that you think needs to change in this world.
I really believe that people need to be kinder and just listen to people, like REALLY listen. There’s a saying that goes something along the lines of “People don’t listen with the intent to listen, most people listen with the intent to already reply”….Something like that, but it’s nothing like that,lol.
9. What do you do to unwind?
It depends what’s wrong sometimes, I can read, just lie down for a while, listen to music, have a shower, etc.
10. Do you prefer Apple or Android?
11. Do you like sneakers or formal shoes?
I just love shoes! How could I ever pick between the two! They are both fantastic for different reasons.
So since next week I will be changing to full-time, in a job I really don’t like (think about the money, think about the money) In order to cheer myself up, I enjoy YouTube videos of the fantasy sexy/celebrity men I enjoy. I even have a whole YouTube playlist full of these men … Okay before I sound even more like a sad young lady. What do you do to cheer yourself up and make a stressful situation as easy as possible?
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