When the lockdown started a month ago nearly, I had set some goals that I wanted to achieve whilst at home before the time came to go back to work. It’s a funny old time but really, I’m viewing it as an amazing opportunity to be at home with my family. We will more than likely never get this time again, it’s like a bonus maternity leave period!
The last week has been a learning curve for everyone in the family. Not only is Olivia now doing schoolwork from home, but Chris and I are just trying to find our own flow in the house with a three-year-old thrown into the mix! It has been an adjustment that for sure, but I have been pleasantly surprised as its been quite enjoyable…although ask me that again in a few weeks!
There are hundreds of resources coming to light for children at home while the schools are closed but what do you do if you don’t have children at home and are struggling to occupy the time. Just a word of advice don’t advertise that fact to any parent as you could quickly find yourself off someone’s Christmas card list pronto!
Thursday 10th October is World Mental Health and Happiness Day. I thought there was no better time to talk about my own mental health and what makes me happy.
I have really got back into the swing of reading more this year. I find it so relaxing and especially great when there is nothing on television so I take myself and a cup of tea to bed early and read for a few hours. I think I secretly enjoy the silence once the kids are asleep plus it helps calm my mind from the constant ‘to do’ list racing around in there.
I first came across Diane Von Furstenburg when I watched ‘The City‘ featuring Whitney Port on MTV, I’m not even embarrassed to admit I was a massive fan of ‘The Hills’ back in the day I mean who wasnt right?! I love the colourful DVF offices, the backdrop of New York City and all the fashion involved in the show. A few years later DVF featured in a reality series shown on E! Entertainment here in the UK called ‘House of DVF‘ in the search for a new brand representative. I loved the show and the inspirational way Diane motivated the girls who were competing for the role. Last month I just happened to spot her book “The woman I wanted to be” on the shelf in my local library and I thought I would borrow it and read about her career in retail as that is my what my working background is also. Little did I know the book would be so much more than fashion…but a true inspirational read.
I decided at the beginning of the year that I was going to stop watching loads of rubbish on TV late in the evening and take up reading as I loved nothing more than a good book before Olivia arrived. I say it like im blaming her for my lack of reading but that’s not true; I was just happy that when she went to bed and slept all night that I could sit down and actually watch some TV whilst drinking my cup of hot tea….Its the small things in life 🙂