In the week I really struggle to get up on time. I set my alarm for 5.45am – I generally snooze until 6.15am, which causes me to rush. It takes my husband a lot of energy to wake me up and eventually I will get up and get myself sorted. I start off by going to the bathroom and applying the Nivea Daily Essentials Exfoliating Scrub to my face smooth out those bumps in my skin, wash it off and I then go on to apply the Nivea Crème Care Cleansing Lotion cream to my face to well…moisturise – and then I obviously wash that off too. Shower time! If I am washing my hair I will use the L’Oreal Elvive Nutri-Gloss shampoo and the Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner – the coconut one. I usually wash my hair at night; the reason being it takes a hell of a long time to blow dry, never mind towel dry! To wash my bod, I use the Jack Wills body wash which I LOVE!
I usually spend most of the morning choosing an outfit for the day – I have a routine of trying 5 different outfits on and not liking any of them, saying ‘I have nothing to wear’, when clearly I have plenty to wear. All that’s left to do is make my lunch and head off to the train station.
We leave the house at 6.45am for me to get the train at 6.56am – I know we cut it short – but we make it every time. Then the train journey on to work – boo. I like to read on the train and right now I am reading ‘Small miracles’ by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal – I recommend you give it a read, you will have a whole new insight on life itself. I usually make some note along the way if some ideas come to mind.
I start my shift at 7.30am and work through to 4pm with an hour’s lunch, so life isn’t so bad. My normal working day will consist of stress and an overload of work, but I get paid so it’ll do for now.
At 4pm I’ll plod along to get the train back home and hope that I can get a lift from the train station – but sadly sometimes I have to get the bus home, sad times I know – no rest for the wicked! Finally I get home and I literally flop on the couch, and I don’t move until bedtime (this is no joke). But of course I get up to get food and go to the bathroom – I mean the necessities right? No, but seriously sometimes I will make dinner and I let my husband clean up after me. We had a deal, I do the cooking, he does the cleaning – simple!
Sometimes if I am feeling run down, I have a headache or I just want to relax I will run a bath and use the Radox Stress Relief bubble bath which I love, and has the scents of Rosemary and Eucalyptus – perfect for winding down after a long, jam-packed day.
We are usually in bed for 9.30pm, I know we’re young and should have so much life in us, but work really does take its toll on you but we love having our evenings together to be able to chill out and just spend time with each other.
“Embrace the glorious mess that you are” – Elizabeth Gilbert