Stopping to smell the roses

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It is 9am on a Sunday morning, I am sitting on my couch after having 13 hours of sleep. I was exhausted!

I have been pushing myself a bit too hard, mentally and physically.

Last night I cancelled a BBQ with friends, to stay at home and stopped to smell the roses.

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Anyone who knows me, will know that it takes a lot for me to get to that point. Catching up with friends is everything to me, but as my throat hurt, my head was pounding and my body ached all over, I knew what I had to do.

Rest, stop and relax. I felt a moment of anger towards myself that I hadn’t done this earlier and I allowed to reach this point.

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I was so tired and run down I was feeling frustrated over silly things – my phone that keeps playing up, sending incomplete texts and emails (thus causing misunderstandings all week with a range of people) – middle class problems one might say!

I realize how counter productive holding on to frustration is, so I let it go and literally stopped to smell the beautiful roses around my house.

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I soothed my aching muscles in a bath, I rested my mind, and my body.

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Last night I stopped to smell the roses and today I am starting to feel rejuvenated, rested and fresh.

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About Lou Schwarz

I am a traveller at heart.I dream about travel- of exploring the world and meeting new people. When I am not dreaming or travelling; I work in communications and media and I also teach body balance group fitness classes. I live my life trying to motivate and inspire people through fitness, doing one thing a week that scares me, and unleashing my creativity as frequently as I can. When I am not getting my zen on through teaching I am constantly attract ridiculous things and people into my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you enjoy my two blogs -or at least one of them :)
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