Spring-time is here and it’s kind of a relief to be honest. I spent the morning spring cleaning furiously and singing along to a song about a possessed mongoose I can’t get out of my head. I clean when I’m trying to sort things out in my head, I find scrubbing and things to be kind of like meditation. I should meditate more. Particularly in the oven.
I was talking to my Nana over the weekend and she says before she goes to sleep at night she always has a little chat to my Grandad, the love of her life. He passed away over twenty years ago and he’s still her best friend.
One of my friends does actual meditate meditation, the kind where you sit in a room with a load of other people and focus on not thinking. I am really bad at not thinking. During relaxey time at the end of yoga, I often find myself singing head, shoulder, knees and toes in my head. Or, like, a cooler option than that. Something by FKA Twigs.
Other things I have heard of people doing to sort things out and get their head in order after a stressful time include knitting, writing, dancing, drawing, kickboxing, running, walking, dog-grooming, self-grooming (like with face-masks or nail art), visiting a favourite place, talking to a good friend or making endless pots of tea.