Snap out of it!

It’s getting to that time of year again when I go a bit mad. The sun is shining, the buds are bursting, the birds are singing and the air smells all earthy and fresh. In short – I want to be frolicking in the countryside, not stuck in my stuffy cave office with no natural light. As a result of my incarceration I tend to go a bit loopy, get very frustrated and have lots of pent up energy, which also tends to make me very un-productive at everything!


You may have noticed that lately I haven’t really written any recipes or ‘ethical living’ posts. Well that would be because I am failing spectacularly in the ‘simple living’ stakes at the moment, and so haven’t really had anything to write about.

I guess a lot of my failure stems from laziness. It seems like things have been really tough all round lately and I’m expending so much energy just getting through my days that I just can’t seem to summon the will to cook nice food and to organise myself enough to visit local shops etc.

The stupid thing is, I know I would feel better if I spent time cooking healthy food and if I went out running and made my house harmonious and clean, but I just can’t seem to motivate myself to do it.


I’m hoping that now Spring is finally arriving it will give me that well needed push to get back on track.  Hopefully I’ll be able to get out in the countryside in the next few weeks, top up on my vitamin D and shake off these winter blues!


  1. I'm getting really unmotivated to do the simple things. My room is a mess, my books remain unread. Roll on sunshine!

  2. This seems to have been a long winter - especially following on from the wet summer. And just when we thought it was warming up, it goes cold on us again.
    Motivation can slip away when it's taking so much effort to do the day-to-day stuff.
    Don't worry - it will pass. I've said this before - to everything there is a season. Maybe it's an age thing, but when I look back I see patterns, ebbing and flowing, highs and lows - and in all aspects of life. And of course, without lows we wouldn't be so appreciative of the highs. It's only looking back that we can see that much of the time, we are somewhere in the middle!