Who ever had such a wonderful support network as I have? Thank you all so much for your advice and suggestions (and for the ones that came in by email too). There are a few I want to try, but the top one has to be Pilates. I’ve looked into it before, and I think it’s just about perfect for my situation/problems/circumstance/mindset. I did a little googling, and discovered that I have a very experienced Pilates instructor living just down the road, so I’ve booked some sessions with her. I will let you know how that turns out.
But I’m also thinking that with anxiety/depression, as with most things in life, it’s not so much about finding the one BIG answer, as it is about making lots of little adjustments, that all add up to making you well again. Drinking more water, finding time each day to exercise, eating proper meals throughout the day, setting yourself reachable targets each day and rewarding yourself for meeting them, trying relaxation techniques until you find one that suits you, figuring out what kinks and hiccups you have going on in your thought processes and replacing them with healthier ones. Little by little, nibbling away at the stresses and problems, step by step getting life back on track. Don’t you agree?
My software guy has done something to help my stress levels this week, he’s configured the Checkout software settings so it tells me when someone has paid for their purchase without me having to manually check with Paypal. This will save me a good hour or two a week, and will make the whole order/dispatch process much easier. It does mean that when you buy something, you’ll get the automated invoice receipt from us, then your receipt for payment from Paypal, and that’s it. I know that makes it seem a little impersonal, not having the extra email acknowledging your purchase from me personally, but know that I’m still sitting here, seeing your orders come in, thinking of you and what I know about you, speculating a little on what you’re planning to make. I’m just saving a little extra time on admin, which I can better spend doing something else, like, oh I don’t know, knitting?!
I’m making steady progress on Mountain Peaks now. I’m on the third repeat of the first chart, and it’s swinging along nicely, since the pattern is so familiar to me. The yarn (Eva 2ply) is beautiful to work with, I can see why so many of you love it!
Right, back to work for me. I’m listening to a new audio book (Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh) and packing up this week’s sales. If you bought from us this Sunday, your pink parcel will be winging its way to you today……