Mum and Dad’s place is on a lifestyle block just out of town, where I keep some beehives. If it’s a sunny summer afternoon, especially if it’s been a big day at work, I’ll often head out there to check my bees for a bit of R&R. I find it quite therapeutic. I love to arrive there, see Mum and Dad, and then go put the suit on, get the smoker out and go through that process. It’s nice to smell all the smells, and then walk out to the hives to hear thousands of bees buzzing around. It’s so cool to watch them work, and see the progress they’re making as they fly into the hives with pollen all over their back legs. It’s like music.
Watching my alcohol intake is a big part of the wellness recipe for me. I love to have a few beers and I always will, but I like to keep a handle on things. I don’t like the feeling of waking up hungover and writing off my Sunday. It sets me up for a bad week and just feels gross. That said, it’s sometimes still worth it to have a big night if we have something to celebrate. The real difference between now and a few years ago though, is my awareness of all the flow-on effects. If I keep a lid on it, I’ll feel better the next day, so I’ll eat better food and do something constructive with my day, and then start the week on Monday feeling on top of things.
If it was possible to send a note back to yourself when you needed the most help, what would you write?