My life has changed significantly over this last week as my daughter left home and started university.
The house seems very empty and my husband and I have found ourselves back on our own after 18 years of noise, fun and laughter.
On reflection I am content in the way that I have dealt with this odd and challenging week and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.
I found myself having to focus on my self-awareness. Drawing from my coaching experience, positivity, growth mindset and Mindfulness skills, has enabled me to balance my emotions, work on my resilience and come through the week with a smile on my face.
I have also managed to get more work done and keep my concentration levels without the very loud music!
I have decided to embrace the change and look at this as an opportunity to spend more time with my husband and friends. Having fun and doing the things that make me happy will certainly keep me busy and help me bounce back and focus on what I have got rather than what I am missing.
One final thing that the change this week has highlighted for me is gratitude . Our home lives are so busy these days and quite often we can miss the simple things in life. I have been more aware of people holding doors open, smiling and communicating with me.
And, the final things are the ones at home from the little notes, the cups of tea, the laughter, the support, the patience and the quality time, so thank you to my amazing husband for just being you!
Bring on next week and I am excited to see what happens and what I can achieve.
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