Recently I've been struggling: it's been hard to be patient and I've been having to really watch that I don't snap at people. I've also been very jealous of anything that took Martin away from me (i.e. most things) and have felt irrationally neglected.
I've mostly responded by being cross with myself and trying to be less selfish. However, the feelings of jealousy eventually led me to ask Martin if we could keep Queen's Birthday weekend (two weeks ago, and a holiday weekend here in New Zealand) as a weekend just for us.
After a lovely weekend of absolutely no walking (for me) and lots of baths, back rubs, talking, exploring, eating good food and general decadence I feel like I've had a respite weekend for a change. I feel alive like I haven't in ages and the world is a much more copeable place :-)
Turned out I didn't need discipline to make me 'nice': I tried that, but it was decadence and a break from my normal routines that did the trick :-) Apparently, sometimes what grumpy people really need is a hug!
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