Tuesday, 17 July 2012

10 steps back?

I feel like I felt in the latter part of last year, before I began my happiness project, and it feels like crap.  I'm down, I'm completely impatient with my son, I'm frustrated by everything and I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, even though I know it's probably there.

And no, I don't think it's just today, or hormones, or even the rain that just won't go away.

So, back to the old drawing board.  What can I do to get out of this funk?

Stop sighing, start smiling, fake it until I make it.  But I don't have the energy to do that.

Get enough sleep, take some time to myself.

Remember what I'm grateful for (that's normally a good one!).

Hmmm, I'm grateful for a cheap place to live and the Big Fella's wages so we can get ourselves into a better financial position.

I'm grateful for the weight I'm losing and that the Big Fella is noticing it (he said yesterday that the roll on my back seems to be gone - isn't he a charmer ;-)  )

I'm grateful that my son is pretty easy to entertain most of the time and that he wants to spend time with his parents.

I'm grateful for friends, old and new, who look out for me and try their darndest to pick me up and help me out.

I'm grateful for an old fashioned country town where everyone looks out for each other.

I'm grateful for heating and undercover washing lines.

I'm grateful for a husband who loves me and does everything he can to provide for me in every way, including making time to give me a break when I'm losing the plot.  And I love how he has a go at so many things and normally does a really good job of it.  Honey, you're amazing and I love you and the spark and interest you add to life!

I'm grateful for the fact I can read and write and have access to the internet :-D

I'm grateful for my awesome family.  Even though we don't get to see each other as much as we might like, and we're all pretty bad at phone calls, there is a deep well of love between each of us (getting teary) and I know I will always be able to count on them.  I love you guys!!!

I'm grateful for the healthcare system we have.  Even though it's not perfect, we're generally well looked after and money doesn't stop you getting care.

Yeah, I have a lot to be grateful for.

1 comment:

  1. and I bet you're grateful to be able to see, hear, smell, walk, feel, taste things and love.