In my introductory post to this new guest series I mentioned that ‘Words About The Weekend’ is a chance to be a bit nosey about other bloggers and what they get up to on a Saturday and Sunday.
The questions deliberately focus on principles of mindfulness – self-care, being present, appreciation and gratitude.
The second blogger to write a post for this series is my lovely co-host from ‘The Saturday Sesh’ Lucy from What My Fridge Says – a brilliant blogger full of sassiness and excellent words of wisdom.
How do you usually kick the weekend off on a Friday night?
I write my post for #thesatsesh linky and we always have a treat dinner…last Friday it was pizza. The boys usually watch a film and I make a list of all the things I want to achieve over the weekend (I love a list!)
What do you usually do as a family at the weekend? Any regular activities?
Swimming is always a family activity. I get to sit on the side and I usually use this time to write a skeleton version of my next blog. I always have a private yoga session extremely early on a Sunday morning and this is my time to exercise and also indulge in an activity that I adore and have some ‘me’ time. Yoga connects my mind to my body and on a good day to the universe. I would never be without my mat.
What does your partner or another member of the family regularly do for you on the weekend that you are appreciative of?
Currently its Saturday morning and I’m in bed with a cup of tea. I have an hour to myself before the crazy weekend begins. This is a precious gift from the Mr for which I’m eternally grateful.
How do you fit moments of self-care into the weekend?
Taking part in these questions has made me realise that I’m a pro at making time for myself. Perhaps its the only child in me, but I need moments of solace.
On a Sunday evening I always have a luxury pampered bath – no toys in the bath! The bubbles are always posh and sometimes i take a drink in with me (usually more bubbles), I listen to classical music or an inspirational podcast. Its my hour to set goals for the week, enjoy the accomplishments of the weekend just passed and also to just listen to me. Let it go, let it flow and pop on a face or hair mask. I’ve very recently tried to integrate this into the week as well… you can live for the weekend, but sometimes a heavy Wednesday needs a treat.
How do you make sure you slow down a little at the weekend? Or re-connect with the family if it’s been a busy week with lots of people doing lots of different things?
My job is full time, non stop and emotionally heavy.
My family is non stop and I’m a whirlwind of activity.
I meditate, I read for pleasure, I watch inspiring clips, but my favourite way to reconnect (except yoga…okay yoga is my real favourite) is to wash up or hoover. I just find cleaning is productive but also totally therapeutic. Recently the little dude has joined in and loves to chat to me / attempt to help and I love these moments of family banter. Talking openly is hugely powerful for our tribe…plus I have some key questions to expand his little soul and challenge his opinions (when your mummy is a teacher – life is a classroom).
Wow! I’m sure you’ll agree more inspiring words from Lucy. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. If you’d like to take part in the guest series please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!