Marvellous, somehow it is already Monday…again!
Time to watch the weekend disappear in the rear view mirror and wind our way through another busy week…
Today we have errands and mother and baby and tidying and all sorts to get done because, who wants to do all of the functional stuff at the weekend?! No one- that’s who! I will probably be knackered by the girls bedtime but that’s what comes from being up at 4:30am because you can’t sleep due to the ‘things to do’ list whirring around your head. (On searching for a suitable image for this post I found this which is in fact, exactly what I am doing right now! Would be nice to look so calm and dewy skinned whilst feeling so stressed!!)
It was during one of these stupid early starts that I saw an email from Mumsnet simply entitled
‘Stressed…Want some tips from the Experts?’
Naturally I replied to say that, YES, I was feeling a little tense, fraught, stressed, frazzled, anxious and all the rest of it and would value some handy tips to turn my life into a serene millpond of calm wonderfulness.
Perhaps, a more sane and sensible individual would have thought…Perhaps, if you are feeling stressed, the best thing to do would be to pare down your to do list rather than add to it but, since these tips could clearly be the start of a(nother) whole new me, I tossed my hat into the proverbial ring quicker than you can say Jack Robinson.
So, I received an email back from the lovely Ann at Mumsnet to say something along the lines of;
Shit- you sound like a woman on the edge- I think you need these tips in your life pronto. *
And she sent my details on to the clever people at Aviva who sent me a questionnaire to see where I could make some changes to my lifestyle…