Celebrate The Small Things: 20 November
I got a new monitor to hook my computer and consoles up to. I couldn’t reach the higher resolutions before, and it looks awesome. Went to a retro game fair as well. It was kind of small and not very exciting, but I bought a copy of the PS1 game Fade To Black, which we had sold when I was younger. It wasn’t a great game, but nostalgia.
The main thing that I got sorted this week was to go to the opticians and finally get myself some glasses. I’m short sighted and have been needing them for a long time, but one of the struggles I have with anxiety is that I end up putting off things to do with my health and well being. Besides, I had a pretty bad experience with them as a kid and so for me it can feel worse than going to the dentist even. They were actually very friendly and I’m relieved – as is usually the case – to have finally gone for it. I’m looking forward to getting my glasses and having clearer vision. Perhaps I’ll appreciate my new monitor more this way.
Had a catch up at the pub last night. That was fun, and another good test for my attempts to be more mindful. As much as I enjoy hanging out, I find that a lot of social stimulation is something that can put my mind into overdrive. I felt a lot calmer in myself though. Made more of an effort to listen to what people had to say rather than fighting to get heard and it did feel a lot better.
Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here.