Wacky Wednesday

Hi Everyone! I hope the week is treating you well🙂

It’s the 2nd week of my school holiday and I’m still loving it😎 Lots of gym and relaxing. I will have to ease back into work in the next 2 weeks though, but that is future me’s problem!

My mom came up for a visit from the Eastern Cape, my home province. I love that my mom never allowed the delays and detours of life stop her from having the things that she wanted for herself, but that’s a post for another day🙂

Today, we adventured the city of Johannesburg tourist style! I love this city, its vibrance and beauty. I will never leave! Ok, maybe when I retire or when I visit other cities, lol. Johannesburg has come a long way and we can be very proud of ourselves!

Show me some sights from the city in which you live! I’d love to see😊

Thanks for reading!

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How to Survive the Week

I am the worst!! I completely forgot about our date please forgive me🙈

I struggle to get through the average adult week and often feel inadequate as a result. I’m convinced this is why we often struggle with depression as adults. So I’ve put together a quick list of things that take the edge off the average work week.

Set Realistic Goals

Nothing feels better than ticking tasks off on a list of daily things to do. It gives a sense of accomplishment and progress.

Switch It Up!

I enjoy having flexibility in my work and personal life. Nothing puts me off more than the same old routine day in and day out. I envy people who can have this kind of lifestyle on a daily basis. So I try to foster it even in my set-in-stone routine, be it, changing what I do at the gym or trying something new in the kitchen.

Rest

No one ever tells you this but it’s ok to rest! Take a break and do something you love even though you have piles of work to do! Read a book or go see a movie in the middle of the week! You can even be wild and go to bed early! That time you take off does wonders to re-energise and reboost your motivation!

There you have it! A very quick list! Try one and tell me what you think! Or add one in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!

Adulting

Good evening…

Sigh… I’m lying in bed contemplating the unnecessarily stressful weekend I just had. Long story short, I have been without electricity all weekend and It’s taught me a few lessons about this thing called life and adulting really. Check it out:

Lesson 1: Life stands still

We are too dependant on electricity. Suddenly, I didn’t know what to do with myself, my day became about getting my devices charged and every percentage drop was cause for panic! It was like I was missing out on something happening out there, mind you, every time I checked, I’d really missed nothing. Silly.

Lesson 2: You are your greatest resource

When life throws you lemons, it doesn’t give you a manual on what to do with them! If you wanna survive this adulting thing, you’ll need all the help you can get. Common sense is key, friends! You cannot wait for someone else to ensure your happiness and comfort, so the person you have to rely on most heavily is yourself!

Lesson 3: Candlelight is Romantic

So I collected all my candles; mostly gifts that are usually ornamental around the matchbox and I have myself quite a romantic setup! I believe this is what they call turning those lemons into lemonade😀

Lesson 4: Enjoy The silence

I have piles of unstarted and unfinished books. This is the perfect time to catch on some of them. Well, look at that! Some more lemonade!

And so I leave you with this thought going into the new week👇

Invigilation

Invigilation is a slow game of Pacman. There are, however, no winners;

Just teachers entrenched in those aisle

Picking up dropped pencils and adjusting facedown student cards- bored out of their minds

Knowing fully well that their only escape is a quiet classroom and a pile waiting for that red tick- Or red cross.

Students, stuck in their seats filling pages and pages with dates and sums and reasons in hopes that they will will be rewarded. Sometimes merely waiting for the declaration: “Pens down!”

Indeed, this game of Pacman holds us all hostage!