Weekends are great aren’t they?
I like dogs, but I like cats more. Dogs are needy whereas cats come and go as they please. They don’t need attention constantly like dogs do. A bit like my personality! But I still love all animals and they brought wine as payment which is fine by me.
I’ve just been out with mum’s dogs as we’re looking after them until later on tonight. as It’s a grey but light morning. The sun is shining and it’s cold. I decided to drive them to the local recreation ground as it’s the closest thing to us. I think I’m looking forward to it as much as the dogs! I drive there quickly as the whining behind me is a little annoying but them I want to get out myself. It’s only a five minute walk but Saffie is getting old and I don’t want her legs to get tired.
The dogs were very restless in the car. But that’s only because they knew what was coming.
We had a nice long stroll around it, and I get the wanger out for Bruno as he loves playing fetch. Sometimes I worry about him. He won’t stop no matter how hot or exhausted he might be. This morning was no exception.
We returned back about an hour later. Both dogs are now both sleeping next to me, and Lee is upstairs still in bed. This is the reason why I love weekends. They’re relaxing and quiet, just how I like it. It gives me a chance to write, and I get to clear my head.
Exercise is well known for being great for anyone suffering with a mental illness. Me being one of them. I hate the sound of ‘mental illness’ but having anxiety is a mental illness. I don’t get as much exercise as I should though.
If you are a sufferer I would wholeheartedly recommend doing a bit of exercise each day. You get some fresh air and can appreciate your surroundings.
Any exercise releases endorphins into your blood stream which reacts with your brain. These such chemicals have very positive effects on the body and are known to give a similar feeling to morphine.
Such benefits include:
Reduced stress levels
Has a positive impact on anxiety and depression
Lowers blood pressure
strengthens your heart and lungs
Now for the best bit – some piccies!
If you get a chance, get outside and walk. I know suffering from anxiety and depression makes it massively difficult to leave the house sometimes though. But even just walking around the block will definitely help. Your confidence will build as you do more and it’ll help I promise.
What are you up to this weekend?! Let me know 🙂