I've been suffering the beginnings of a migraine for the past few days and this morning when I woke it was at its worst, pain and nausea are not a great combination to have on new year's day.
I did the only thing I could and went back to bed to sleep it off.
A few hours later and I am feeling more human!
Thankfully we had nothing planned for today and with the weather being as awful as it is it will be another lazy pyjama day for me.
Over this "Twixmas" period (fab word - thanks to Amanda over at Graham's Landing) I have been catching up on my blog reading, marking some very old posts as "read" and unfollowing some blogs that have stopped blogging or changed their course from the things I like to read.
I wanted to start the new year without the huge number of unread blog posts that flash at me every time I open my bloglovin app on my phone.
It was lovely to see just your new year posts and as I was reading them it seems that many of you
are not talking about making resolutions, which have a tendency to make us feel like a failure
if they are broken or not completed,
but you are seeking words to guide you through this coming year.
I really like the word that Claire from Thriftwood has chosen
And it seems that I have already started
1 : by simplifying my blog reading
2 : by uploading all my old CD's to an external hard drive and recycling the discs and boxes,
this has also seen the huge box they were in emptied and reused and the area where the box was
stored dumped tidier.
So after a bit of a sluggish start to the new year I do feel that I have already simplified my life a little.
Finally I thought I would share another quote with you that I found on the internet
“A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—
but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . .
When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities,
you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these,
whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. ”― Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty