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 fourth blogger to write a post for this series is a blogging buddy of mine – Sophie from Old House In The Shires.
How do you usually kick the weekend off on a Friday night?
We usually get a take away or go out to the local pub. Recently, the children are going out more themselves so it is rare that we go out as a 4 anymore. One of us will not drink as we often have to collect one of the children from a party or from a friends house. If we are lucky, they will stay over at a friends house or our daughter has recently begun to drive so she may collect her brother. Things have changed in the old house quite a bit over the last year in this respect.
What do you usually do as a family at the weekend? Any regular activities?
What does your partner or another member of the family regularly do for you on the weekend that you are appreciative of?
How do you fit moments of self-care into the weekend?
Apart from the cuppa in bed on a Sunday, I try to relax in other ways too. I think it’s important to take time off and not always be busy. I may read a book or clean my house (yes, I find this relaxing!) In fine weather we like to get out into the old house garden and I fine that relaxing even though I’m busy out there. We always walk the dog together as a couple too on both Saturday and Sunday. It’s so important to stay connected with your partner; many of our friends partnerships have dissolved as their children have grown. It’s more couple care than self care.
I need reminding to slow down to be honest! Recently, I have found working full time exhausting so I haven’t been too well. I think this is my body’s way of telling me to slow down! I always ring my mum at the weekend too to make sure she’s ok. We try not to plan too much for Sundays so that we can be together as a family. We like to do spur of the moment things but there’s never enough time in a weekend for my liking!
If you’d like to take part in the guest series please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!