Doesn’t it feel like Christmas was 6 months ago? I try not to let the January blues sneak in but when you are faced with the longest month in the entire year, it is a tricky one! I don’t tend to set New Year’s Resolutions as such either. I don’t really see the point as a resolution is such a firm promise, it is quite easily broken and this doesn’t give you much of a mood boost. I tend to think of goals, new things I want to try and achieve.
A lot of my inspiration in life comes from music. I can’t do anything without some good tunes in the background. To me, music opens up a world of memories from my past, motivates me, passes the time and brings me together with others; my family and friends. The radio is pretty much on 24/7 in our house. A friend recently commented how our house is never quiet and she was right; music is always around us.
For me, the radio is the ultimate feel good boost. I’m often found dancing away to Heart, as so many of their tracks just make you feel so happy!
When we were challenged by Heart to take on a mood boosting activity inspired by a song that we heard on Heart as part of the #HeartFeelGoodChallenge. One blast from the past is the fabulous Beyonce with “Crazy in Love”; I knew I had my inspiration. I remember dancing away to that brilliant beat at University and it made me think about my goals for 2018. One of the biggest ones is to spend more time with my husband.
I’m sure any fellow parents will agree with me. Everything changes in a relationship when you have children. I often think you become almost robotic. Time passes in a blur of nappies, bleary nights and constant tidying up. You work, you come home and often you are so tired, there is no quality time together. Date nights and socialising are rare. Spontaneous nookie is a thing of the past and you start to question why on earth did we get together again?? What do we even have in common, apart from these snotty (beautiful) creatures we created together?
Ring a bell? Sound familiar? Can you remember when you were so “Crazy in Love”, like Beyonce tells us? I can. I remember the butterflies when I used to see my then boyfriend every couple of weeks, when we did long distance and the tears when I used to travel back. I remember the drunken nights, the kid-free holidays, the cuddles and the very best bit; our wedding day.
I want to get some of this back this year and remember why hubby and I got married. Don’t get me wrong; the love is still very strong but all couples need time on their own and this is what we are hoping to do. My little baby is hurtling her way towards being 18 months old and I’ve only just recently left her with my parents overnight. This is something we hope to keep doing. I love being a Mum; being parents but sometimes I just want to be Sarah and even better, Sarah and Chris. Date nights are going to be a common occurrence this year; hopefully meals out, maybe some weekends away and some quality time together and feel “Crazy in Love” again.
What song inspires you to do something for you? What song makes you feel good?
Heart are encouraging us all to feel inspired and turn up the feel good with their #HeartFeelGoodChallenge”. They play a brilliant mix of tracks from both 90s and 00s, as well as current chart hits, which can boost your mood, brighten your day and inspire you to do something awesome everyday. You may want to spend more time with your other half this year for that feel good like me, or you may want to take up a new hobby or sport. Whatever it is, do it with some Heart!
Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.