Friday, 27 March 2015


The day of calm. Lounging on the sofa watching this weeks favourite TV show, snuggled up under layers of warm blankets with your second cup of tea grasped in you hands. When I think of Sundays, I think of thoughtfulness and expectation. Expectation for the week ahead, expectation for the next few months, maybe even expectation for the rest of your life.
Lately, stress seems to be my constant companion. With deadlines and expectations looming over me, it has become almost impossible to just sit back, breathe and relax. Motivation has been like an absent friend, fading in and out when I need it most. Last Sunday, I finally got the chance to relax. I lay down the revision cards, released my firm grip of the brightly coloured pens and breathed. For the first time in a long time, I grabbed my camera, stepped outside and just let myself go. I could feel my motivation returning to me slowly, and all of the expectation, responsibility and stress seemed to float away. I've realised since, that expectations can be both positive and negative. In many ways having expectations for yourself and what you want to achieve helps you stay on track and have something to aim for. But in other ways, having expectations, especially from others, that you feel you have to meet is like a constant scratching at the back of your throat. I aim to only allow my expectations of myself and my life to influence my next steps and the choices that I make. I hope to stay motivated and embrace my expectations as friends. Life may be the longest thing you ever do, but it is still far too short to be stressed, especially about things out of your control. No matter what your dealing with, whether it be exams, relationship problems or arguments with friends or family, take at least an hour out of your day next Sunday to reflect on everything.
 Sit back, relax, and breathe.
Miss Bows

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