Reasons to be Cheerful 6th April - Life is a little more rosy

Reasons to be Cheerful at Mummy from the Heart

It's Saturday and I know I'm a bit late with this, but first chance I've had to write this, however it's been brewing in my head like a builders mug of tea all week.

I spoke with Michelle the other day after she tweeted (I'm paraphrasing, because I'm too lazy to find the actually tweet)  'what do our tweets say about us, what image does it portray?' I thought about it, and it pains me to say, my twitter persona has turned into someone who whinges and whines. (not sure the real me has been much different to be honest, I must be a pain to live with)  Not a person I would want to engage with, let alone actually be. So, my five point plan, was well over due! 

It's not been a week of amazing revelations or earth shattering life experiences. More of slow warming up, a bit like our spring. And like a new born lamb, I've got a bit of a spring in my step. I couldn't say one thing in particular has made a difference, more of a collective of small things which have affected the whole.

1 - Work has been great, started the week thinking I had a huge mountain of work to climb up. But like most things, once I got started, I loved it. I've felt I've achieved something this week and pulled my weight. I know I'm not working to my full potential, but I saw and more importantly felt, glimpses of me!

2 - I joined a Slimming World Group on Monday, it was the first time I've been to one, having followed the plan on-line. I enjoyed it more than expected. I'm even looking forward to weigh-in, although if I'm being honest I don't think I'll have lost anything. However I won't have gained! 

3 - Been taking part with #FMSPhotoADay for April. And oh my goodness, I'm loving it! For those not in the know, you take a photo everyday which relate to the daily prompts and post it, either on your own blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter....there are so many ways to join in. It's given me 'permission' to get the camera out and just take photo's. Over time, I'm sure my ability will catch up with my enthusiasm! I've posted them on my sister blog Depiction

4 - Got a brilliant routine going for my feet. Twitter followers will know, one of the side effects of the drug trial is very sore feet. This coupled with the resulting nerve damage from the treatment, means they are permanently cold, as well as sore. Not a good combination.
I splashed out (Well, MrC did) on a Shiatsu Foot Massager which I use for 15 to 20 minutes every evening. I then heat up some wheat filled slippers, a bit like these, which Mum gave me, and they are toasty for the rest of the evening. (I've even started taking them to work with me! No-one has dared object when I heat them up in the microwave. Maybe they've not noticed.....sssshhhhh if that's the case, don't tell 'em, will you? Our secret)  Then a good old fashioned hot water bottle in bed and voila, a good nights sleep.
Feet still hurt, but its not as bad, result! 

Think my five point plan is working, life is looking a little more rosy.


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