Thursday, 17 September 2020

RELAXING

 

Yorkshire Pudding, found here https://beefgravy.blogspot.com/, a blog worth reading, asked me how Tom and I relax.

Toms is one of those people who can easily just sit and watch the comings and goings of people, do his tapestry  or  read a book and be quite happy.

When he has been in  Hospital (and he's been in there many times,lol) he was often asked if he was okay as he was so quiet. 

I on the other hand have a mind full of rubbish and I add to it daily until such a time comes when I have to retreat from everything and take stock.

I've just had a break from blogging for a  few days as I'd got to that overflow stage again.

We have a lot to contend with concerning Tom's illness and other general worries of life that come with age and sometimes it all gets too much.

Crafting is my outlet and if I can do something creative I know that I will feel better.

What about you?

Do you ever get to overload?

17 comments:

  1. yes, i get on overload, but my outlet is my blog, i have no other crafts or things to do, reading and blogging is it. that is why i keep searching for blog fodder when i could just stop for a few days, but then I am not happy. blogging is my release valve for overload. i might explode if I did not blog... i need a non internet related outlet or craft. i don't like puzzles or board games or cards or sewing so that makes it impossible to find one

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    1. Drawing and painting. If you can make a mark you can draw.

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  2. I fill every spare moment either crafting, cooking or tending my garden. Thankfully I can keep my mind occupied... I hate ironing though as it gives me too much time to think.

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  3. Briony, we get it, especially as the opportunities to 'walk' it off are reduced by circumstances (age, confinement etc). Using the creative brain is a form of meditation (writing, making, ...right brain activity apparently, and getting so far into it that it turns-off the left brain logic stuff for a while - the bit that does all the worrying). I started doing a bit of online yoga, and all the breathing exercises - you feel a right ning-nong to begin with but there is only Tigger here to see me and he joins in occasionally so maybe he gets restful vibes off it. I think it might be working, at least it makes me take a huge breath and drop my shoulders when I feel the tension rising. Illness of closest family members is an awful time, I have knitted truckloads of things to guide my mind through family illnesses. We hope Tom finds a stable and comfortable place with his health. F and Tigger

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  4. Oh lordy, I am overloaded much of the time. Signs and symptoms of an empath, which is you too, my dear. Happy Crafting!! I'm currently working on a diamond painting. It's a Tinmi Arts pattern of daisies and it's almost done.... I love it. ~Andrea xoxo

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  5. Crafting, cooking, gardening fill my day and my mind it is my outlet for a peaceful life.

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  6. I am incapable of just sitting and watching the world go by unless I'm on holiday. I'm a crash 'n' burn kind of gal with a drive to be productive. Eventually I wear myself out, have to rest and then start the cycle again! Arilx

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  7. Yes, my mind seems to be going all the time. Now more than ever. I think this happens with women more than men. Yorkshire Pudding is a beautiful blog!!

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    1. That is nice of you to say that Ginny. Thank you.

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  8. Like yourself crafting and to be explicit crochet is my creative outlet and usually keeps the voices at bay!! It doesn't always work though! I find now with being newly retired I am thinking too much and am looking around to fill my time. Housework doesn't cut it for me as I can do that and still think about problems and such. Amanda x

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  9. Thanks for advertising my humble Yorkshire blog Briony. The cheque is in the post.

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  10. Yes, absolutely. I tend to hit overload capacity, have a little breakdown and then I'm back good as new

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  11. Yes all the time! if I wake up in the small hours that's it for me I can't go back to sleep because of all the rubbish that's flitting through my mind. I think we women are the worst for it men don't seem to dwell on things as we do. My crafting pursuits save me most of the time I'm quite content to sit and sew or crochet for hours but it doesn't stop my mind from leaping all over the place and because I live on my own I talk to myself too haha there's no hope!

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  12. When in Brighton I used to love just wandering around. The North Laine, The Lanes, or the sea front, I loved it. If we're thrown out of France next year, I shall look forward to doing the same again.

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    1. Have you been back recently Cro, things have changed considerably over the years, Brighton sadly isn't the same place as it was.

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    2. I haven't been back for over 20 years, but, surely, it can't have changed that much!

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  13. Reading and writing blogs, gardening, walking and watching Rock bands on You Tube keep me going and away from the madness that is the modern world.

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