Skip to main content

Much less rubbish in my body

I gave up alcohol almost totally around April of 2018 because I knew I was and had been for some time, drinking too much. Now I have one or two glasses of sherry in a week if that.

My hormones were raging because I'm going through the menopause and I was looking for things I could do to lessen the symptoms and so...

I cut right down on coffee, I have no more than four cups and day now, and never after 2pm, and I have seen a big difference.

I was going off chocolate anyway, so I've cut right down on that.

I'm eating better too, more home-cooked, largely meat-free (but not completely, I like meat), meals and definitely always breakfast and much better lunches.

All this change has come about since I returned to being completely self-employed, because I know I'm less stressed, less rushed, and more mindful of how I feel and how I respond to that.

It might sound a bit 'hippy dippy', but I know that being aware of how I am in mind/body/spirit, but more importantly, being able to respond to that by changing my working pattern, taking some time out, eating/drinking differently, exercising, at times that suit me and not to fit in with a regular 9-5, Monday to Friday job, or any convention other than my own has made a huge difference to my life and wellbeing.

Is it easy? Of course not. I still need to make money to pay my way in the world, but I've never felt better mentally and physically or more able to do what I need to do than I do now.

And I know I'm incredibly lucky to be able to do what I love and live the way I want to live, it's taken me a long time to get here, but now I am here, there's no going back


Popular posts from this blog

Reasons to be cheerful - 5th October 2017

It's a quickie this week... I'm still loving my job and really glad that I made the move. I submitted two commissioned articles to editors and they were happy. I'm off on a trip, a couple of nights away (more on that next week). Hope you've had a great week too.

150 things about me (all true)

Happy 150th blog post to me... And to celebrate, here are 150 things about me and they are all true!

1. My middle name is Margaret
2. My star sign is Libra
3. I'm 50 in October
4. I'm a practising Christian
5. I can't drive a car
6. The last live theatre I saw was Macbeth at the National in London
7. My favourite novel is Dracula
8. My favourite movies are The Godfather, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and Bram Stoker's Dracula.
9. I have a son
10. He is over 18
11. The first poster I had on my bedroom wall was of Donnie Osmond
12. My favourite Star Trek is Next Generation
13. My favourite classic Dr Who is Colin Baker
14. My favourite new Dr Who is David Tennant
15. My favourite Dr Who companion is Nardole
16. If I had to choose a Dr to travel with it would be the 8th (Paul McGann)
17. I have 4 A' Levels
18. I appeared on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour once
19. The last movie I saw in a cinema was Avengers: Infinity War
20. I always look for Krilitane when I go …

Reasons to be cheerful - 7th December 2017

1) After a day of sawing, drilling, cutting, etc, etc, and then a new bit in the boiler...We have gas! Yes, our heating, hot water and cooker are now working - the gas is fixed! SO happy after 12 days without it.

2) This morning Boyzilla was greeted by a dead RAT outside the sitting room. Whilst yucky (but not as yucky as if I'd had to clean it up), it makes me hugely proud that my cats are, well, cats.

3) The two planning tools I ordered for 2018 to help me move forward with my plans to do more writing have arrived and I'm looking forward to spending big chunks of the next four days exploring them and planning for a fantabulous year.