The sun is shining, the wood pigeons are sharing juicy gossip about their neighbours....'oooooh...whoooooo, hooooooooo-ooooo', Miss B is pegging and I am having a thoroughly sensational time!
It smells fresh, clean, lavender scented; feels cool and heavy, looks startling in the sunshine....and I am listening to my little girls babble and the buzz of enormous bumble bees.
Who would have thought this possible, in the most mundane of domestic chores, but you see you can change your perspective of pretty much anything. I think the psycho-jargon is 'grounding'. By just tuning into what you can sense, you feel calmer, more now and for a little while at least you are meditative. The theory is you can do this anytime, anywhere.
I suppose (and I am just tootling with my own thoughts here....please feel free to laugh behind your hand or get out your A level psychology books!) it all boils down to choice, I choose to do the task I have to do, but also to hone in on the lovely aspects of it too. Which after all are just as real as the 'nags' in my head, if not more so....
Its like bringing a holiday mood to the every day!