It’s bitterly cold this morning – It has been snowing throughout the night and it has lay on the ground – a pleasant sight but bloody freezing all the same.
I have an appointment today at 1 o’ clock. I’m pretty nervous as I haven’t been for a few weeks due to the festive period. The last visit I had to this appointment, I practiced mindfulness meditation. At first, I felt rather silly, sitting in a room whilst someone spoke gently to me – asking me to shut my eyes and think about my breathing – but once I got into it, the feeling was astounding. I managed to let my mind drift to peaceful thoughts (if only for a few moments). Mindfulness meditation is a very good thing – for anyone. It allows you to relax, to try and not think about anything but the words that are being said and perhaps a time for reflection. If you go on YouTube, and type in Mindfulness Meditation, there will be a variety of different videos that pop up. I recommend that perhaps you listen to this if you’re feeling stressed, or before you study, maybe in the bath or before bed at night. It is a brilliant thing. Like I said, I felt ridiculous at first but it truly is a remarkable thing and can work wonders if you let it. Even if it just helps you relax for a few short moments, those moments are precious, and it is totally worth it. I should definitely be doing it more. (I’m terrible for taking my own advice).
Yesterday, my uncle gave me a £1 note. The last batch of £1 notes were produced in 2001 (or round about then). They done away with them. It’s crazy to hold one and think, how many people have held this in their hand? At one time, was this value greater than what it is now? Why did they do away with the £1 note? I’m not even sure if places still accept £1 notes. My Uncle is a taxi driver and it was an old lady who tried to pay for her fare with £1 notes; I think that is just marvellous. I wonder if this lady knows that the £1 note circulation is dying out or wether she genuinely was naive to the fact these don’t get used anymore. Either way, I’m glad she did. I’m easy pleased and I’m honoured to be in possession of a £1 note – I will treasure it – it’s part of history. Isn’t it?
Last night, I made up my lunch which consisted of a sandwich (two slices of 50/50 wholemeal bread) and ham, a banana and raspberry yoghurt flakes. I have never been the type of person to prepare my lunch, or anything for that matter, for the next day. I usually just take things when they come, eat when I’m hungry, whatever that may be. Over the past week or so, I have really been watching what I eat. I have been noting down everything. It’s interesting actually. I wish I liked brown bread because I know it’s very good for you, but for now, the 50/50 will have to suffice. I really want to become better at eating this year; I would like to start trying things. I’m a terribly fussy eater, I want to work on that. If you didn’t read my last blog post – I have been using an app on my phone called ‘My Fitness Pal’ – you should download it and try it out. It’s a very fascinating thing to have.
Anyway, It’s early and I am up – looking forward to eating my somewhat healthy lunch. I am not looking forward to this appointment today as I’m not sure what it will entail and that makes me anxious. The unknown is very daunting for me. However, I always leave feeling better that I went. I’m also not looking forward to going out in that weather!
I hope you all have a wonderful day 🙂