Seriously deploying the magic positive beans out of my toolbox this week. I could crumble but I won’t.
With an unscheduled brain scan completed this morning (YUP ON A SUNDAY) I was already feeling a bit on edge this week. however my brain is always playing up so I’m not going to get my knickers in a twist yet. Think Bridget Jones pants, it can get quite twisty!
What knocked me sideways this week is that my Vet thought the time had come to put my beautiful little Pixie pug to sleep. Her legs are failing terribly. However as I am a domestic crochet goddess ninja (yup I’ll take them all this week) and home a great deal of time, I am Pixies full time carer, therefore I am there to help her all of the times she gets in a leg pickle.
I rescued Mini and Pixie 6 years ago. They were very neglected. In total they are my 8th rescues. I have re-homed pugs since the age of 18. Always had a soft spot for the ‘I’ve run into the brick wall’ type of look.
These two pugs are extra special though as I homed them three months before Justin died. they helped me keep my marbles intact. The most loving hugs and slobbery kisses were continually administered till I could start to breathe again.
So no Ms Vetty pants, I hear what you say, however I’m not putting her to sleep yet as this little black girl has plenty of feistiness and spirit left in her. She’s now on full pain relief. I will know when the time will be right. Mini needs her older sister and its my turn to be there for Pixie.
So as its been ‘one of those weeks’ I thought I’d share some of my fail safe, keep marbles intact, tried and tested tips on how I handle weeks like this. This is shared, not in a patronising way but done so with love. I’m a nosy old bat and I love picking up tips and handy hints to add to my ‘life tool box’. So I thought I would share:
NANCYS LIFE TOOL. SUITABLE FOR RUBBISH DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS ….YOU GET THE DRIFT!
They are all sooo obvious, however, sometimes we don’t notice whats under our own noses. I know I don’t a lot of the time!
1 (Really obvious one – bear with) Eat well. Sounds simple, when your gut is happy, you will be happier. Its tempting in trying times to eat all the rubbish. Upsetting times can really physically affect your gut, which is actually your second brain. Your gut actually releases more serotonin than the brain (the happy juice) so its worth being kind to it. If you are a a comfort eater and like a sweet treat then try a naked bar; you get the hit of treat without buggering up your tummy.
2 Headspace APP. its a truly brilliant meditation and mindfulness app, it helps you refocus when the angry wasps are buzzing in your brain.
3 Richard Nicholls. Great short podcasts. Go find him on the iTunes chart. He’s a friendly, no nonsense chap who really is very motivational. His tag line is ‘Be the best you can be’….. I like that a lot.
4 Fancy some skill enhancing casual reading? Try Ruby Waxs’ ‘Sane New World’ and ‘Frazzled’. Some great tips in there.
5 HUG. IT ALWAYS HELPS. Never push a hug or an offer of help away. David taught me that.
6 MUSIC! Turn it up loud and have a dance. Plenty of science t0 back this up and if you allow it, it will change the dynamics of your thoughts.
7 Change of scene. can you go for a walk? Can you move from where you are?
All of these have helped me in tricky times. Now you must excuse me I am off to blow some raspberries on a fat pug tummy and probably contract Ebola…
Lots of love