Taking a Break – Operations and Ending Up In A&E

I have quite recently had a little op on my arm, that has meant I’ve had to put everything on hold a bit. This Thursday mornings things took a bit of a turn for worst, the day after my stitches were removed, unfortunately I had to rush back to a&e. I won’t go into too much details as it was a bit gory but it did end up with my boyfriend Harry fainting whilst trying to help me!…Not exactly the best start to a Thursday morning.

Also a little side note, why the hell did I think it was a good idea to pick Binky up with stitches in my arm? These photos were taken before my little medical emergency when I thought I was getting better, my arm is now in a sling, not so glamourous. This situation was probably not helped by doing stupid things like picking up my lump of a dog.

Me up the downs

To top things off this last week was my first week of my final year at university, which was a bit of a shock to the system. The word dissertation is enough to give me nightmares at the moment. So things have been a bit stressful to say the least.

One of the main ways I like to let off steam is to get out and do some exercise, but obviously at the moment I’m a bit limited in what I can do. I’m actually quite exercise obsessed but have been a bit out of routine recently. Because of the restrictions of my arm I have been loving getting out and taking a nice long dog walk along the downs as a way of exercising. I am a firm believer in taking some time out of your day to relax, unwind and clear your head. Now everyone is different, I know for some people exercise is a seems like a stressful chore. However, I would still really recommend it as a great stress relief. Not only is it great for you physical health, which I think is extremely important, it is also so good for you mental wellbeing. Exercise produces endorphins, which are hormones in the brain that block pain naturally. They work to lower stress levels, elevate and stabilise mood and best of all improve sleep.

For many the gym can be a scary aspect, or even a boring one. So why not instead get outside and go for a nice walk. It doesn’t have to  be long or too strenuous, even a 15 minute walk will get your blood pumping, and help to clear out any stress.

Autumn has officially set in and I have had to dig out the winter coats, hats and scarfs! I am loving the cold crisp air, even if it does mean piling on the layers to stay warm.

Harry And Binky



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