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Sometimes, just Sometimes

Sometimes this is only what we need, not hiding like an ostrich but just, just, make the time to fully embrace the small moments, the small victories of our day : a nice workout, a warm and tasty cup of coffee, a phone call with your mum, a chat with your best friend, an email from a relative, a beautiful bunch of flowers offered by your man, a smile from a stranger, the warmth of the sun caressing your skin, yes all these tiny moments create, all together a big difference to your day, your mood, attitude towards life. With these little bubbles of happiness, you can see slowly that happiness is with us, within us if we are slowing down in our tracks, if we embrace being in the moment, being aware. It is only when we are aware that we can recognise these signs, these happiness bubbles. Sometimes in our increasingly frenetic world where we are overloaded with information, step back, close your eyes and just listen to your breathing, to realise that …

Just a drink and everything is falling into place

I never felt so good, it’s not due to my workout, it’s just because I am working from home today, feeling a bit down and feeling sick and despite this difficult start, I am feeling much more better because I am taking my time to enjoy my chai latte and it’s truly blissful. Just a few moments to pause, being in the moment and appreciate the taste, the warmth if my beverage instantly calm me down and awake my mind, my senses. Just a drink and everything is falling into place.

Be happy on your own

Yes I did it. I needed so much to have a break where I could relax, enjoy, being on my own without responsibilities. Don’t get me wrong, I love enormously my daughter and my man but when you feel ready to lose the plot despite tons of patience, mental and physical strength, it’s time to do it. Think about yourself and made the decision to escape to rest fully and properly. Because as you may know between work, family life and other commitments, our ability as woman to juggle everything can lead us to being stressed, overtired and emotionally drained. Yes, unfortunately. So, today I left London on my own enjoying a nice and safe journey to see my family and friends in France. I enjoyed being able to eat my breakfast in silence, relaxing by reading Red magazine. In a nutshell, I truly embraced the opportunity to be happy on my own. And it was blissful. Gone the guilt, being teary to leave my daughter because I really know that her daddy will fantastically …

Me time : the perfect ingredient to come back relaxed !

I have to admit it, when your own daughter is pushing you to relax with her in your bed or in your sofa, this is a fuxxxng wake up call that it’s time to relax. This level of exhaustion has been crescendo since the last few weeks for various reasons and my willpower to stay in control (of course of what I can!). I,  for the first time not rushing to go back in France for Christmas, instead of doing it, I will, this time, enjoy Christmas here at London with my loved ones…because we need to have this time for rest, restoration and coziness at home. So today is my « me time day ». Being alone, free to do what I would like to do, it is liberating but a bit weird. Why ? Because left alone, it took some time to figure out what I wanted to do. Go to the cinema? Do some shopping? Enjoy a apple and pear crumble at Le Pain Quotidien or as simple as it is, be adventurous, prepare …