Day 175 – “Me time”

Firstly, thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who reached out after my last post. I really appreciated it, it was so lovely.

Keeping up with the theme replenish, I woke up this morning early and couldn’t get back to sleep (5:30am). It made me smile as in my old days of working that used to be my normal getting up time. And here I was lying in bed horrified that I couldn’t get back to sleep.

I decided to turn the negative into a positive and by 6am I was up, skin routine partly done and on my yoga mat. There’s a lovely little group of us that seem to be following Adrienne’s new 30 day yoga, Breath. It’s really helping motivate me and keeping me on track.

As I was moving through the stretches I decided I’m going to try and get up most mornings now at 6am to ensure I get this me time. Instead of stressing throughout the day when to fit it in.

The song sunscreen by Baz Luhrmann has kept echoing in my head. Notably the lines “sometimes your ahead sometimes your not, in the end the race is only with yourself”. This tied in perfectly when I read the comment of Ainsobriety “comparison is the thief of happiness”, it really struck a chord with me.

I looked up the lyrics to sunscreen and thought I’d share them, in case anyone needed to see this today:

“Wear sunscreen

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
A long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they’ve faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine

Don’t worry about the future
Or worry, but know that worrying
Is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubble gum
The real troubles in your life
Are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you

Saying, don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts
Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours


Don’t waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind
The race is long and in the end, it’s only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults
If you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements


Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life
The most interesting people I know
Didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You’ll miss them when they’re gone

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t
Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the ‘Funky Chicken’
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else’s

Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don’t be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don’t follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly

Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good
Be nice to your siblings, they’re your best link to your past
And the people most likely to stick with you in the future

Understand that friends come and go
But a precious few, who should hold on

Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle
For as the older you get
The more you need the people you knew when you were young
Live in New York City once but leave before it makes you hard
Live in northern California once but leave before it makes you soft


Accept certain inalienable truths
Prices will rise, politicians will philander, you too, will get old
And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young
Prices were reasonable, politicians were noble
And children respected their elders

Respect your elders

Don’t expect anyone else to support you
Maybe you have a trust fund, maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse
But you never know when either one might run out

Don’t mess too much with your hair
Or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85

Be careful whose advice you buy but be patient with those who supply it
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past
From the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts
And recycling it for more than it’s worth

But trust me on the sunscreen

Happy sober sunday



Ps look how pretty the front garden looks in the snow

Pps I’ve created an insta to match this page life_sipping_away ♡ I promise I wont mean girl

Published by lifesippingaway

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

10 thoughts on “Day 175 – “Me time”

  1. I have to tell you a few things! I looked up Adrienne yoga the other day and have done a few of her sessions. At least I think it’s the same Adrienne- she practices with her dog in the room- is that the same yogi? Also, those lyrics were very good! Really liked them. Happy Sober Sunday!

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  2. Thank you for sharing those lyrics. At 49 I can say that there have been many times I thought I had it all together, only for it to change completely.
    Lol. It’s a long game.

    I am not looking forward to waking tomorrow at 6. Although I could sleep until 7:25 and make it to my home office for 7:30, I want to maintain my morning routine. I have been sleeping until 10… yikes.

    Have a wonderful day!


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