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Eat, sleep, reflect, repeat

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I’ve just come back from a long weekend in the Lake District. It was a much needed pause in a busy life and chance for me to reconnect with family and enjoy some time in the quiet, just doing whatever takes our fancy without too much planning or organisation.

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In my daily life I’m up at 6am each day. In the Lakes I slept until I woke naturally with no alarm. In my daily life I plan my food so I can stick to my diet and so I know what family meals I’m making each day. In the Lakes, I ate whatever looked nice from the menu and enjoyed having someone bring it to me.

We went for a long walk, sat in the bubbling hot tub and enjoyed reading magazines and books (me & husband) and playing on the iPad (kids) whilst covered in our fleecy blankets on the reclining sofa in our lodge, next to a floor-to-ceiling window that let in the bright sunlight.

We were curled up like cats who find the best spot to snooze in, and this relaxed atmosphere inspired me to write 7 blog posts so I enjoyed that burst of productivity brought about by finding a creative flow too!

Here are some pictures from our walk…

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It was lovely to have this time to get outside and drop all our usual responsibilities and I came back to my computer feeling refreshed and ready to pick up where I left off.

It made me realise how down time is just as valuable as ‘up time’ and we need to bring balance into our lives through restorative acts like this when we can.

I know it won’t be long until I can repeat this little ‘real life pause’ but at least until then I have the energy to keep juggling a bit longer!

What do you do to boost your energies and find some pause time in your life? I hope you enjoyed this post. Leave me a comment and also head over to my Facebook page and ‘LIKE’ for more from JuggleMum!

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Comments to Eat, sleep, reflect, repeat

  • That looks lovely, it’s so nice to get that time to unwind, I find it really energises me for when I get back to the routine too!

    Niki - Play & Learn Every Day 15th April 2016 1:59 pm Reply
    • When you get back into your routine, everything is as busy as it was before so it’s so essential to have these pauses isn’t it?

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 7:57 am Reply
  • We always need to find time to unwind as parents we have to make sure we take care of yourself so that we can take care of our family.

    Jen Walshaw (@Mum_TheMadHouse) 15th April 2016 2:51 pm Reply
    • Totally agree!

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 7:56 am Reply
  • What a lovely place to visit. I love all the photos.

    Nayna Kanabar 15th April 2016 6:06 pm Reply
    • Thank you! It was very peaceful there.

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 7:56 am Reply
  • I bust a gut yesterday to get the weekend posts sorted so I could the whole weekend. Lying in the bath at the moment!

    Ness 16th April 2016 8:45 am Reply
    • Good for you! Enjoy your bath!

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 3:24 pm Reply
  • It sounds like you had a wonderful break, I haven’t been to the Lake District for years. I think after the stresses of the last few weeks I need a relaxing break too

    Kara Guppy 16th April 2016 10:37 am Reply
    • I think you do too Kara! Treat yourself!

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 3:24 pm Reply
  • It’s so important to take a little down time just for you isn’t it?! Happy to hear that your trip was a fabulous one x

    Izzie Anderton 16th April 2016 10:45 am Reply
    • Thank you, it really was!

      Nadine Hill 16th April 2016 3:24 pm Reply
  • I love the Lake District and it’s been a couple of years since I was last there so I must change that. It looks like a lovely, relaxing break!

    Globalmouse 19th April 2016 1:54 pm Reply
    • Thank you – it was:-)

      Nadine Hill 25th April 2016 4:29 pm Reply
  • We all need to take that break from modern life, work, school, home, stress… wish we could do it more often! Looks like you had a lovely time x

    Michelle 20th April 2016 7:54 am Reply
  • All that relaxation, and seven blog posts too! Sounds as though it was a well-rounded weekend. Fab. 2nd May 2016 9:38 pm Reply
    • It certainly was!

      Nadine Hill 3rd May 2016 9:22 am Reply
  • I love the Lakes and this brings back so many happy memories from last year, we went with the kids and for our 10th anniversary and it was the best place to wind down and slow down time. Just what I need to focus on after a really busy week! #happyandhome xxx

    Penny A Residence 15th May 2016 8:13 pm Reply
    • I love the idea of slowing down time Penny, thanks for commenting x

      Nadine Hill 16th May 2016 11:39 am Reply
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