Life, Writing

We’ve spent the day finishing painting the kitchen. Well, it’s not 100% finished. It’s about 90%.

Spending this time painting its effecting parts of my body; my shoulders ached and my fingers went numb. While writing now, my arm feels heavy and painful. It’s like my body is telling me off. My lack of exercise is making things I want and need to do hard for me.

Thankfully, I’ve taken ‘Get a Massage’ from my Get In Touch With My Body list, and Dave has agreed to give me a massage where I am aching. I’ve had massages from a professional before but right now this isn’t something I can consider.

Having Dave do them I’m also working on our connection. I don’t think it’ll hurt with working on our bedroom pleasure as well as my sensual pleasure. We’re still a long way off. I’m proud of myself for working on things, usually, I put things off. Small Steps Ahead.


Watched: Dumpling > 4 out of 5
Bird Box > 3.5 out of 5

Life

‘No Bad Energy’

My time as community care worker has now come to an end. A chapter of my life is closing, ready for a new one to start. Leading to new adventures ahead.

I feel today was a good day. I’ve no bad energy about it. I woke very early, at twenty to 5. After 20 minutes I gave up trying to fight my wife awakeness. I got up, scheduled some posts and created a new page; here I’ve put my yearly theme and goals together.

After I did my last hour of work, I got some washing done and started mileage. I finally after a week, walked the dogs, which meant I ticked off all 3 of my small action goals. I think an idea for me would be do choose 1 or 2 steps towards my quarterly goals to do each week to get me in the habit to mindfully achieve them.

I spent most of the day watching telly I had this on while doing the mileage. I find it a boring endless task, that needs doing. So I was trying to do it alongside something I enjoyed to make it more manageable. It does make it easier to do, I just don’t do it for long.

I’ve a plan for tomorrow; to paint the kitchen undercoat, measure the wall for the mantel shelf and start taking the cellar ceiling down. That’s 3 steps to make our house a home. I have to work on doing them in a day not taking a week to do it.

Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Describing Vocab

Before I was able to describe my family members, I learnt the vocabulary to describe appearances and statuses.

This first video shows signs of facial body parts:

  1. Hair
  2. Eye
  3. Nose
  4. Mouth
  5. Beard

This second video shows signs for describing a person appearance:

  1. Short
  2. Tall
  3. Thin
  4. Fat
  5. Old
  6. Young
  7. Baby

This next video shows the signs for describing a person marital status:

  1. Single
  2. Engaged
  3. Married
  4. Separated
  5. Divorced
  6. Husband
  7. Wife
  8. Children

You can give a more detailed description with just one sign; take hair for example:

That is the vocab that I have learnt so far for describing people. To prevent this post from being a very long one filled with videos, I have spilt it up. The next post in the series is showing the vocab learnt in this post being put into sentences.

Previous: Family Members

Next: Describing Family Members

Goals, Life, Mental Health

Developing Meditation Practice

I’ve had the goal of developing a meditation practice on my goal list for a while. Everywhere I look to do with mindfulness, meditation is one of the answers. Which is why I put the goal in my list in the first place.

I’m a person very much in my head. Quick to do things and eating especially. Hence, why I thought meditation should be one of the things I try. I have given it a go every so often. I struggle to sit still to listen or have my mind wonder so much I’m more frustrated more then when I started.

While looking into inhabiting my body, meditation comes up here too; to help with body love, in order to help answer and how to find your true self.

I’ve read that meditation is proven to increase positive emotions and decrease depression, anxiety and stress, among other things. It all sounds amazing for me. It’s getting into the habit, so that what has happened before doesn’t happen again. Clearly, I haven’t found the right way for me as yet. I think I’ll try new ones for a set amount of days then see how I feel about them. Surely there’s a tight one out there for me somewhere. Right?

Life

Week 3 Reflection: Progress

My aim to complete my three actions:

  1. Buy Paint for the Kitchen
  2. Walk the Dogs
  3. Research Inhabiting my Body

Good news is that I completed 1 of the actions. I’ve bought the paint for the kitchen; well the white undercoat.

Why didn’t I complete the other 2 steps?

Mainly because I watched telly instead. The thing I turn to in all occasions. Tomorrow is another day, plus no telly Tuesday. Beating myself up about not doing the 2 other steps isn’t going to help me get closer to them.

I went today to see the plasterer to tell him not to sand down the walls. The plug sockets are left to put on and I really hope he cleans up after himself. The in two weeks, after the holidays, the second plasterer is coming to fix the problem. I also believe we have a gas engineer on hand to come service the boiler once the radiators and the water pipes are linked up.

It’s a shame he’s unable to sort my parents’ boiler out. We’ve called his recommendation but it’s gonna be 48 hours before he can get here. It’s freezing outside and the boiler is broken. Fun times, don’t you think.

The second quote for the windows was given today. I didn’t feel at ease with this person. It was a better quote then last weeks one but the buy now, pay later is a smaller month span. So we’ve booked a second viewing with the first, as they’ve got a longer payment option. They’ve also kindly brought down the price by a few hundred. We’ll see how that goes in a couple days time.

Anyways, I’d better end here, I really should be getting to my grandparents. Good Night.


Watched: The Christmas Chronicles > 3.5 out of 5

Goals, Life

Quarter 1 Goals for 2019

The reflection challenge for week 3 is to make a small step for each of the big goals that I can do immediately. I have made them this evening and will aim to do all three tomorrow:

  1. Buy paint for the kitchen
  2. Walk the dogs
  3. Research ways can inhabit my body

All I’ve got to do for week 3 and to finish HoCo for another year, is to create my quarter 1 goals.

I’ve decided my first is to Make Our Home Liveable. The time is right to get out home to the point we can live in it. It won’t be complete but least we can do bits and pieces while we’re in and can afford it.

The following are action items I am starting with for this goal:

  • Radiators on
  • Gas Service
  • Junction Boxes
  • Paint the kitchen
  • Concrete hole
  • Screed floor
  • Second Plasterer
  • Paint the bathroom
  • Tile the Kitchen floor
  • Kitchen fitted

There are loads more to do but these can be seen on my vision board below. Plus there is only so much I can do at once.

My second goal is to do small actions to feel more comfortable in my body:

  • Research actions
  • Choose a couple to do each week
  • Reflect how I felt

More actions may come up once I’ve researched but right now this is what I’ve got.

By doing this writing I’ve come to finish week 3 naturally. I’m feeling positive about completing my goals for the new year. I believe Bloom is gonna be my year! The year of mastery and/or destruction. Every quarter there is a review call with HoCo. But I’d like to reflect on what I’m doing through my writing. I think this will help me; I just need my goals in sight.

I’ve put them onto a whiteboard which is currently on a shelf in our bedroom. I see it being in the kitchen when we’re in our house. The two boards side by side; one my vision board, the other the house board.

My aim for tomorrow is to complete the 3 actions steps I’ve set myself.

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Watched: Rough Night > 1.5 out of 5
Mortal Engines > 3.5 out of 5