I don’t know where to start.
I leave for Australia in 45 days and I have begun to pretty much stress out subconsciously.
I have been experiencing anxiety attacks pretty often and have been sleeping real bad.
So, I’m not sure what to get into in this.
I’m gonna start with coping techniques and hopefully form something that could be helpful for someone in a similar position, be it moving house, moving country or a change in circumstance.
The first thing I did when I realised we only had 100 days left in Scotland was I bought a new pair of running shoes and I decided I was gonna run every single bloody day, not necessarily far, but just go for a run. Enjoy the scenery, look at the cute dogs in the park, and hopefully chill my frantic mind the hell out. I have been successful at this so far (55 days),and it is now a form of relaxation that I now cannot deny myself.
I have a mental list that I need to write out and add to as I remember but this includes:
- re-homing my rescue dog
- essential overdue dental work
- health check
- seeing everyone I care about before I leave
- clearing out a very full house
- re-homing artwork
- re-homing art accessories
- finding year long travel insurance
- saving a good sum of money
- finding a storage place for priceless items, letters, drawings, memories & photographs
- timing all of this so that I don’t end up in a cold bare house with nothing
- dealing with my emotions over leaving my family
- trying not cry about my family, friends, dog, flat etc.
- reminding myself how exciting life is and that this is what I want!
Okay this feels good.
I hadn’t done this kinda list yet.
I like it.
I also made a total faux pas of thinking that in the 100 days left I could on top of everything else have the mental capacity to write a 100 day blog of my days. So yeah that definitely backfired on me.
I just need to give my pal Paddy, a chef at my work ‘Velvet Elvis’ in Partick a shout out because he is an awesome chef and he told me he was secretly hoping to get a wee mention on my 100 happy days as he has made me some super duper vegan meals whilst at work. So thank you Paddy!
On that note, I’m gonna leave this blog as un-insightful as it is, and I suppose the only thing I’ve really suggested that is possibly helpful is that exercise makes your body feel good, but it makes your brain feel better.
I’ll be back with more soon.
Thanks for reading and sticking in there with me.