Ah how another Sunday has come and almost gone. Today was so chilled out. I love days like that, don’t you? No stress, catching up on some shows, doing some writing and generally being an all round easy Sunday kind of day. The weather was not so easy however. There was a miserable dreary overcast that was hovering above London. And still is, by the way. But I love those kind of days. It helps you get cosy. Where chilling in your pj’s comes so effortlessly easy.
For me it helps a lot, creativity wise. It calms and soothes me. Can you believe that? Dreary rainy weather soothes me. I make a good ol’ cup of English-style tea (FYI when I first got here I was like what? Milk in tea? Umm…no! But now I’m like, ahhh…yum!) and I sit by the window letting the metronomic sounds of the tapping rain against the window pane lull me into a hypnotic state of mind. All that’s missing is a beautiful old fireplace, emitting warmth with the flickering lights bouncing off the walls of my living room.
Sunday is like a day for great reflection. Thoughts of the week that’s just past and thoughts of the week that’s about to commence. I reflect on life in general. Where I’ve been and where I want to go. What I’ve done and What I need to do. It’s a time to sit down and really delve deep into your soul about all sorts of things. Have I stayed true as a human being? Did my character falter? If so, then what can I do to change how I react to things? What have I learned? How can I keep on growing mentally and emotionally for the better? Okay, some Sunday’s I don’t really go into so much contemplation. But I do reflect. And I always try and have a plan of attack. Some weeks I may find it hard to complete everything that I need to but others I’m like a raging bull. At the end of the day it’s about pacing yourself at the speed that suits you.
The reason for these weekly reflections is because it helps me with my goals and ambitions. For years I was just letting the days slip on by and before I knew it, a whole chunk of time flew by and I had not accomplished what I set out to do. Now I know what you’re going to say. It’s hard when you have a full time job, and responsibilities and bills and blah blah blah. Believe me, I get it. But there came a day for me where I didn’t want to live a life that was just waiting for the next weekend to come. That’s a stagnant kind of life. The minute we stop learning and stop having goals is the day you should just pack it in and keel over. We should always want to continue to grow and gain more knowledge. It’s important for your soul. It’s important for a robust and happy life.
So don’t forget to take some time out, at least once a week. Life can become stressful. So much so that you forget where you need to be going to accomplish your goals. That’s why it’s vital to take a little ‘me’ time. It’s not a selfish act. It’s an act to better yourself.
My how I love a stormy Sunday….
To get you in a mellow mood I’m leaving you guys with a little Etta James. Enjoy!