When I look back to December and January (I blogged 30 times in December, which it doesn't take a mathematician to work out is pretty much once a day) I realise that everything was a little out of kilter. I was angsty about my inbox, busy at work, with a Filofax full to bursting. I wasn't sleeping particularly well and was feeling quite anxious - my brain was so full that it started running away with itself and I constantly felt like I 'had too many tabs open'. It was at the beginning of this year that I started reading more about meditation and mindfulness (and trying to make these a daily activity), and over the last few months I've also been practising yoga as much as possible. I find yoga a great release, and doing it in the morning before work definitely makes me feel more energised, and the bedtime routines make me feel more rested. I also think that healthy eating has helped, and being more conscious about what I'm putting in my body and the amount I'm moving and being active has been a real step in the right direction.
Such a perfect day, and one that could definitely not have been bettered by any time spent on the computer! Sometimes my to-do list can feel like it rules my life, but on this occasion I was very glad to put it on the back burner and spend a day in the sunshine. From now on I will not pass up any opportunities in order to be tied to my keyboard, ironing board, pile of washing or (most recently) bags that need unpacking. They can wait.