haha! Ok. I will bet that most of you will be thinking ‘What?! packing to go on a trip is SO tedious and stressful” but hear me out..:D
My partner packs all the important stuff like clothes, toiletries etc (Because Frankly I would pack nothing that we would wear and would forget everything as my head is full of magic!)
Sooo. I get to pack all the fun stuff. DVDs we might watch, CD’s, Games, The DS, Books, Our Kindles. I find it so much fun picking out all that stuff because it reminds me of having fun and/or relaxing and makes me feel excited about going away on a trip.
I’m not sure this is going to be a relaxing break as we are taking the wee boy we sometimes look after with us but I know it is going to be a fun one! ..
We are spending the weekend in Edinburgh.
Tomorrow we go to the zoo and visit the Panda’s. I hear this is meant to be a spiritual experience..erm probably not for them. :/ I will let you know tomorrow! Be prepared for lots of pics!!
*That reminds me I need to pack my Camera and video thinggi!!*
The next day we will be taking Michael on the whole bus trip thing and probably to the Dungeon too. (Depending on how my anxiety is and how My partner’s ankle is too) –
I think it’s nice doing things that make you think about your holidays or a trip like packing.
I think it sort of helps with my anxiety too. While I am excited to go (which is a big step from the way It used to be when I would be dreading going away for weeks before I did or I just never went away at all) I still do feel anxiety. It’s about an hour and a half/two hour drive from here to Edinburgh most of which is motor way. I have to take a lot of medication (maybe even a travel rum too! :/) So I will likely be tired. I know that feeling a bit of anxiety and tiredness is usually worth it when I am going to do something I know I will enjoy.
I sort of have to work out if an activity is going to be worth it for me or not. Taking a lot of medication (Potentially having a 2 hour long panic attack.. this happened to me when I went to York this year except it was 4 hours and was horrific.. probs best I don’t think about that actually! :/!!!) V’s The thing I am doing. It will deffo be worth it this time. Can’t wait to see wee Michaels face when he sees some of the Animals in the zoo and also Edinburgh castle as it’s pretty impressive!
Anyway.. My happy thing for today is that I am taking my time collecting fun stuff to take on our weekend away. This makes me happy because for one I don’t feel any anxiety (Which is a big step..I leave worrying about things till they are about to happen mainly.. well I try *By which time I am normally full of anti-anxiety meds anyway! Does that sound bad?! ) and secondly I get to think about having a fun time of zoo’s and adventure, and staying in a nice hotel with a swimming pool and nice breakfasts!
I love it that thinking about doing happy stuff can actually make you feel happy!! Good on you Brain!!
Love and light and Panda excitement!!!