Welcome to Friday Recliner friends – a little something to get your weekend started on a relaxed note and a quiet place to rest a while.
Any plans for the weekend? All the beautiful sun we’ve been getting lately is calling me so I’m looking forward to some time outside. Its even making me want to stretch out on the grass which let’s just say is a risky business with all the furry and feathered animals running around at my place so I might just settle for a lawn chair or going to the park.
First things first though – – – –
A Good Word
A Good Look
Many a good weekend starts right here. No shame. Take all the coffee you need.
A Good Listen
– – – I’m going where the sun keeps shining through the falling rain – – – going where the weather suits my clothes. Banking over the north east wind. Sailing on a summer breeze. Skipping over the ocean like a stone
Recognise the lyrics? I think its the change in the weather that’s had this song in my head all week. Listen here!
A Good Idea
Don’t Wait for Rock Bottom
by Coach Nic
I had an interesting chat with a stranger this morning about time and how we never feel like we have enough. We seem to have all the time in the world to work but when it comes to making time to look after ourselves we feel like there is none.
She said she had been suffering from chronic back pain for a few years but felt like she never had the time to really do anything about it.
Her pain got so bad that last week she couldn’t even bend enough to put her shoes on and decided she absolutely must find the time to rehab properly… And funnily enough she found enough time to come to the gym 3x in the last week and was already starting to feel great.
The moral to the story… You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom to find time for yourself. Whether it’s a chiro appointment, a visit to the dentist, a massage or joining a gym.. make some time to prioritise yourself before it gets so bad you can’t touch your toes.
A Good Read
Every night, as I’m getting ready for bed, I say the same thing…
“I can’t wait to have my coffee in the morning!”
To which my boyfriend typically mumbles something to the effect of, “If you’re saying this again, your caffeine addiction must really be out of control.”
My addiction is undeniable, but the truth is, my excitement has very little to do with caffeine and everything to do with comfort. Keep reading
And one more
My brother was recently in the market for a new road bike and was disgruntled by the fact that many of them were out of stock both in stores and online. This pandemic has made people feeling overly confined and longing for the outdoors. As such, it’s not only bicycles that are out of stock. Tents, fishing poles, all forms of gardening supplies, and even rental cars are in high demand. In the unlikely chance that rental cars are available in urban areas, they’re now priced at about $500 per day.
People are aching to break out of their homes, where they have felt imprisoned for the last several months.
It’s not just that though. There’s something about the natural world that enlivens us—whether it’s a short evening walk in the park or a heavy-duty backpacking trip through the Appalachia’s. Keep reading
I’m joining Hopewriters this week for a Better Together Writing Challenge on Instagram. You can take a gander at my posts here
Till next week friends, have a beautiful weekend – rest up, do something you love xx
Remember you can browse through the previous articles and posts linked to in The Friday Recliner right HERE.