Happy Bank Holiday!
It's been a manic few weeks, so I've taken the weekend as me time. And since today is a bank holiday (UK) and the office is closed, I'm treating today as an extra day. It's a time for relaxation, and for feeling a bit more together, ready for the next round of work.
It's the calm before the storm.
At various jobs, I've got two exhibitions looming, a theatre tour, another edition of a magazine, a schools workshop, and a couple of poetry events. Oh, and then there's the odd bit of travelling, and of course, the run-up to Christmas. (We'll be singing carols and eating mince pies before we know it!)
So that's my advice for today: take the day for yourself.
Lie back and read that book you've been meaning to read for ages.
Paint your nails.
Bake a cake and then eat it guilt-free.
If the weather's decent, head outside and watch the sunset.
If it's raining, drink hot chocolate by the fire.
Listen to some new music.
Go for a stroll down a path you haven't ventured down before.
Head towards the sea and go beach-combing.
Tick an item off your bucket list, or plan your next trip abroad.
Switch off your phone for a couple of hours, and ignore your emails.
Write a letter to an old friend.
Call a friend or family member and meet up for coffee.
Get in the car and drive somewhere beautiful.
Try out a new recipe.
Turn your hand to a hobby you've let fall by the wayside, like sketching or playing that musical instrument you used to be so good at.
Put on cheesy disco music and dance around the kitchen.
Take your camera around your local area to help you see your home with different eyes.
Try a new craft, like weaving or paper folding.
Do whatever you feel like doing.
I hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend, relaxing in whatever way suits you best. I'll be back to travel posting after today!