Friday, January 16, 2015

High Five For Friday!

Happy Friday folks! I am participating in my very first High Five for Friday or H54F. I am excited to recap my week and be grateful for the week I had. As I mentioned here, I am working on a happiness project this year and January is the month of R & R (Relax and Refocus). I am well into my half way point and this week certainly gave me 5 things that I can be happy about!

1. Monday brought me talk. That sounds funny, but I made the decision this year to talk to a counselor about managing my stress better. With the new job, a serious relationship, and some family chaos, I left 2014 in a pretty big stress mess. This was my second session and I am happy I made the decision.

Bath, Tea, Relax
All of these items make my heart happy!
2. Hot baths (With tea and candles of course!). I received some really nice hand made bath products from a friend for Christmas, and they prove to be heavenly. The relaxing herbs mixed in with epson salts are what my body needed. I got out of the tub and instantly felt ready for bed. So dreamy!

3. Soup and tea with a good friend. It's always nice on a cold wintery night to get together with a friend to catch up over a nice cup of tea and some hearty soup.

Stress
Bad photo, but it was pretty dark!
4. Yoga. I signed up for a stress management yoga class. Yesterday was my first session and I really loved it. This makes me happy because I also wanted to meet new people, and classes are a good way to achieve this. I was able to go to a place that truly made me feel at peace with some of the things I have no control over. I hope to use some of these lessons for years to come.

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5. Getting to spend time with my other half. He has been very understanding to my crazy schedule and moods swings as I try to refocus my energies to positive ones. I don't know what I would do without his love and support when I am going through turbulent times.

Stay tuned as I continue to update you on my happiness project and more helpful tips to relax!

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're taking some great, and calming, steps in managing your stress better. I dealt with this last year too!

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    1. So far so good! I hope I can keep at it this year!

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  2. Good for you, taking some time for yourself. That's awesome, and a great way to start off 2015! Thank you so much for linking up with us for H54F! Hope to see you next week!!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. Thanks Katie! I feel like I have put myself on the back burner for so long. This year is all about making that better.

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  3. Love yoga! It's great that you are finding things to help you relax and manage stress, we could all benefit from that I think! Happy Weekend to you!

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    1. I really enjoyed my first class. It really did melt off the stress! Happy weekend to you :)

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  4. Baths are a must!!! And tea of course :)

    Cheers sot 2015 bringing you some R and R!

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    1. Loving the baths! And thanks! Hoping we all have a great 2015!

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