Day 147 – Xmas ready and Yoga

In the panic of my SD potentially bringing in some festive covid on this forthcoming Wednesday, we decided to get Xmas ready today. I’ve finally completed the wrapping, like all of it.

To be honest, I was dreading the wrapping. Normally in years gone by I’d be doing this in the evenings, with a glass of red and Xmas music. Celebrating completing it with a festive baileys.

So I decided to switch it up and I did it over 2 days, during the day time, whilst the hubster entertained BB. It was still fun (well as fun as wrapping can be), Xmas music and inquisitive nearly toddler.

Following that we did a family walk and a sunday roast. Whilst the husband was putting BB down for the night, I still felt a bit restless. I can’t explain it. I wasn’t wanting a drink, but I was wanting something.

Someone had taken the time to comment today how yoga always helps their anxiety. I have to admit since December had started I haven’t managed to do any. So I found some runners yoga and did 20 minutes.

I immediately felt better. More clam, relaxed, grounded. Following the yoga I made a cuppa, lit a scented candle and just sat enjoying the ambience of Xmas.

And here I am

Happy sober Sunday. Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.


JS x

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36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

16 thoughts on “Day 147 – Xmas ready and Yoga

  1. It’s all about taking a few moments of time to yourself.
    It’s so easy to brush off this need, especially with a young child.
    Don’t underestimate the gift this is to yourself. You might be a mom, but you are still you. Cherish that.
    I wish people had encouraged me to do that more. I would have been a better mom, spouse and person.

    Yay for being ready for Christmas!


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  2. Yes what Anne said – make time for yourself a priority and do NOT feel guilty about it! I find yoga so incredibly calming – as soon as I clear the space, put my mat down and start in child’s pose with the breathing, everything is better.

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  3. I was a little worried when you said you were going to ‘fit it in’ for December. That’s never happens. We have to make it a priority. There are so many really good practices on Adriene’s you tube channel. I enjoy just searching through them to, in her very words, “find what feels good”! Keep it up. Choose one tonight that you are going to do tomorrow…. xxx

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      1. We just need to remember that it’s time for ourselves and important to keep it as part of our routine. It only to lie on the floor in corpse pose for 15 mins 😂❤️

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      2. I totally love it. I feel quite put out if she finishes in a seated position or, God forbid, mountain pose. Sometimes I become a yoga rebel and lie down in corpse anyway 🤣🤣

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