“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. ” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Ok, ok I know it’s technically not Sunday but let’s pretend it is. If you have been following my latest adventure on social media than you will know I have been exploring Wales for the last eight days and I’ve had a little blog break to spend time with my family. But now I’m back and in need of a holiday to get over my holiday. And what better way to relax than with a little self care.
Running is definitely the exercise I do to clear my mind and shut out the world. It takes me a couple of miles before I switch off, for the first few miles I keep thinking to myself “what are you doing, why are you running, stop immediately” and then my mind just gives up and stops thinking about the running and starts going through my day or any problems I’ve being having and starts putting them into some kind of order. I love running at 5am before the rest of the world wakes up, it feels like I have the streets to myself and I am not distracted by lots of people or noise. I usually snap out of my little daydreams when Dave decides to stop dead almost pulling my arm out the socket because I never notice he’s stopped he then gives me the look which means time for home and food now mummy!! If you can’t stand running why not get up super early and go for a long walk specially nice at this time of the year when it doesn’t feel like you might freeze death, instead the air will be warm(ish) with a lovely fresh feeling and you will be able to just take in a very peaceful world.