Be still...

posted on: Wednesday, 17 November 2010

I spent two hours today completely relaxing - having reflexology and a massage. It was divine, meditative, healing. No matter how many times I tell myself it is worth investing in 'me' time, I don't.  For all the hard-earned pennies I spend on shoes, I know I should channel into something that provides well-being. Being forced to lie still for two hours with just my thoughts was cathartic. To start with my mind was everywhere; work, home, kids, parent's evening, dresses, plans, food, money, shoes, work again. Then gradually it calmed down and it was thoughts of me, us, them. Then it was just me.

The result now is that I feel like I could sleep for a week! I am about as much use to anyone as a chocolate teapot. So with that in mind, I sign off with little else to say but - I will be back!

P.S. Got nominated...YEY! What a lovely surprise! Will you vote for my blog when the voting starts?


  1. LOVE this, Lou. You totally deserve it and are so right. We need to give back to ourselves like this. The healing effect is phenomenal.


  2. How wonderful, what a lovely thing to do, good for you :)

    Went over to vote for you.....congratulation by the way! - but voting doesn't start until Saturday....I will of course be voting for you then! xx

  3. Hoorah for the nomination! Well deserved.

    M xxx

  4. I just wanted to stop in, as a fellow nominee, and congratulate you on your Top Blog 2010 Nomination over on The Blog Guide.

    It is a thrill to be nominated in such great company!!

  5. Hi Louise,
    Congratulations on the nomination and I will be sure to vote for you.
    ....and, it is so important to have a little bit of 'me' time now and again.
    I used to have facials etc. when I was younger but, now I'm older and probably really need it, I don't seem to go!! Go figure !! You have motivated me to make an appointment.
    I am writing this and dodging the virus on my computer at the same is so frustrating and, I could definitely do with a calming treatment now !!
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment over at mine.
    Have a lovely thursday. XXXX

  6. Lou, congratulations on the nomination :) i will definitely be voting for you!
    having 'me' time is the best isnt it. your day sounds so lovely. my mum and i have planned a nice spa day in sydney for when i get back so im reeally looking forward to it :)
    thank you also to the lovely comment on my blog :) george says thankyou for congratulating him on getting a job haha :)
    hope you had an awesome thursday xxx

  7. Lou many congrats to you for the nomination - you have been one of my faves since the beginning and I will most definitely be voting for you!!

    Thanks so much for the reminder to be kind to ourselves. I think it is a crucial part of maintaining balance in all areas of our lives.


  8. I need one of these days soon. I hope I get a spa certificate for Christmas. I'll never go unless someone else buys it for me.


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