One man went Furlough: The sun always shines on the inside

As many of you know I don’t eat chocolate, but I am still partial to sweet treats and have successfully slaughtered a bag of marshmallows instead of a seasonal foil wrapped egg, in a period of 24 hours. Eeeek!

Let’s rewind a little though, the past two weeks I have completed more exercise than ever before in a 14 day time frame.  However in the pleasant company of my ever snack hungry daughters I have taken to social snacking, which when it comes the scales at least, is starting to show!  (Good job I have been exercising otherwise I’d be ballooning at a rate of knots.)

This coupled by my moderate indulgence yesterday (large lunchtime BBQ to boot) has left me slightly lethargic in my approach to the next week on my Furlough desert island, and to make matters ‘worse’ the sun has left! 

This morning I slept in, which was a joy, but with slightly sleepy joints that are starting to ache from this unprecedented routine it didn’t do much for my enthusiasm to get outside. This, along with the wind blowing a gale and the drop in temperature had me considering skipping it for a second day in succession.

I didn’t though. Instead I went out with no expectations, just to walk, to clear my head and get some air. As it happened it wasn’t as bad as expected, I even ran most of the route and it prompted this piece of writing. 
I’ve had some nice feedback from my waffling thus far, so thank you peoples. I hope you can pick a nugget of inspiration or at least pass a few positive minutes reading these posts. 

Today’s subject is that the sun always shines on the inside. So presuming you have some shelter from outside and the opportunity to control the climate within your four walls, let’s think about making this a positive space, both within your home and inside your head too.

Step out of the routine to reflect and then continue. Open the curtains, let in the light open some windows – it’s better to find out it is cold first hand than rely on the perception of temperature based on an assumption of trees blowing and grey clouds. Then you can close your windows feeling thankful for the warmth, or even decide it’s not as bad as first thought and venture out (in keeping with Government guidelines). 

Turn on some feel good tunes, put down the tv remote and pause the box sets, and do something tangible, something for which you will see a physical reward from. Be it washing up, painting some skirting board, tidying a cupboard or what ever it maybe. It’ll help to make your home and your head shine brighter.

Consider each obstacle or task as a cloud in your sky. As you tick them off the sky becomes clearer and the sun can shine once again. And everyone’s happier when the sun is out, right?!

May you find some sunshine on this Monday afternoon. Have a good one guys and girls. 

Love to you all 

Originally posted on Facebook 13th April 2020

Published by newworkingcouk

A content marketer for a large classic car parts supplier by day, my time on furlough during the C-19 lockdown ignited my creativity to produce my own writing and actually host it somewhere. I’m preprogrammed to look for opportunities, I’m pretty good at finding positives in stuff and I’d like to think my views are at least entertaining, if not useful in some way. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: