Living Simply is the key to a healthier and happier life
Well done Andrew. Are we all addicted to dopamine?
Fine words Andrew and as a wise old friend of mine used to say, you should always stop to smell the flowers. One thing I know for sure is you live in a beautiful part of the world. We arrived yesterday from Skye. We spent this afternoon driving around north of North Uist and onto Bearnaray, so wonderful. We came across The Coral Box and dropped in, we were made very welcome even though she was not officially open! The weather is very challenging, gale force winds, rain, sleet, snow, hail and sunshine in between, well that’s Scotland for you. We are warm and snug in our Coachman, just feel sorry for the ones under canvas who had an horrendous night last night. Enjoy life and take things easy!
I totally agree, I live on my own, working all hour's to keep a roof over my head hard work sometimes no breaks a team leader ooking after everyone else, getting back home no energy even to get to bed, stress, anxiety, depression pain all over my body, then on top of all this my mum died 20th June 2020 my world stop turning depression was so difficult didn't want to be around, I did go back to work a routine help, but I was struggling, then 31st of March I was made redundant, and for the first time in my life out of work, but things always happen for a reason, time for myself and spending time with my dad and brother which I treasure. I love being in my garden watching the birds, frogs in my pond the little things, am currently doing job's that needed doing for ages, but most of all not feeling guilty about doing nothing, I really thank you Andrew give dougal a big kiss , one day I'll get to the hebrides xx
That all resonates so much! I am now happier in myself than at any time in my life! Everybody ages, it's a natural thing, nothing anybody can do to stop the process & yet you're told how to look younger, how you could look! But, it doesn't stop the ageing process!! Exactly as you said with illnesses, you're absolutely right! Your body lets you know that, hang on a minute! it tells you, take stock & relax!! There is definitely a lot of logic in what you say, you're so philosophical! You've really helped me as a person & for that I thank you so much!! Best decision you ever made, moving to your Shangri-la!! Love and extra hugs to you & Dougal of course! xxx
I totally agree! Its so enabling when you reach this point in life, sadly some people never do perhaps they haven't suffered adversity and so don't even think about it. But for all those who have pain or stresses in life it can be so empowering to find a different way to approach our problems. I live with chronic pain from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome plus many other conditions and I have been to those dark places, but know I try to embrace every good day as even better than anything I could wish for. I also have learnt to pace myself and spread the things I have to do over a longer period, I feel that the pandemic has been something of a re-set for me and made me realise all the things that you mentioned more intensely and there will be no going back! :-)
Enjoy the beautiful Hebrides and say hello to Douglas for me.
Totally hits the spot! So pleased that you have found where you’re happiest & does the soul good. I suffer with chronic pain (& have done for many years) I remember when I was told I had to ‘live with it’ I went on a months course just to learn how to relax......so important....& something, unbelievably, that so many of us don’t actually know how to do it. For me it’s switch the phone off, draw the curtains & lie as flat as I can with my soothing music playing & a lavender or rosemary oil burning.......bliss. 😊 Take care, hugs for Dougal & enjoy your special place 🤗🌻
Such wise words here Andrew - thank you so much for sharing - in these times especially we all need to stop and acknowledge that we have to look after ourselves, physically and mentally
Beautifully written and very insightful Andrew. I must admit that during lockdown, although I was still out doing my job, I felt that I could recover during evenings that were free from activity. I can feel the pressure starting to rise again as expectations increase (due to having a teenager who does sport etc). I will have to keep this in check. So thank you for a timely reminder x
Thank you again Andrew. I never fail to be thrilled and delighted when one of your emails appears in my inbox, just as when you and Dougal pop up on YouTube x