Hello and happy Friday to you, you gorgeous human being!
Yesterday my house mate Ash and I pootled off to Elstree for our second recording of Pointless, and while I’m not allowed to say very much about it specifically, I can tell you that we had a lovely time and that everyone we met was very nice, if a tad confused by us. Let me explain.
When we were on our way to the bus stop at stupid o’clock yesterday morning, Ash suggested pausing at our local Tesco to get a couple of diet cokes. The buy one get one free offer being what it was, we ended up filling her suitcase with twelve cans of the stuff. While this seemed perfectly reasonable to us, it did make us look like we were carrying a mini bar around. Whenever one of us said “could you pass me a diet coke please, love?” and the other one opened our case of caffeinated treasure, the looks on people’s faces were priceless. One might argue that Ash and I have a slight problem…
I am about to make an incredibly hypocritical statement, but bear with me, because it comes with the best intentions: we all need to take better care of ourselves. Ash and I both drink water, eat vegetables and exercise, but we are also (clearly) addicted to a very unhealthy beverage. A lot of my friends who work hard are making leaps and bounds professionally, but health-wise they are running themselves into the ground. This worries me. The Irish grandmother bit of my brain bursts into tears when people I love tell me that they don’t have time to eat proper meals.
I know that it’s difficult when you’re frantically busy, but I really, really want you (yes, YOU specifically) to look after yourself. I have a few very good reasons for this:
- You will get ill. It’s just a fact. Whether it’s a cold or full-blown influenza, you cannot eat badly (or not enough) for long without your body throwing a hissy fit about it. Pay attention to your body, because you need it to get you places and house your brain and stuff.
- You will feel like hell. It’s bizarre how quickly our minds and bodies shut down when we’re not getting enough nutrients, but think about it: we all get grumpy when we’re hungry. Mood swings are your brain’s way of telling you to eat a sandwich.
- You are needed. The majority of people who read this blog know me personally, so to you lovely people: I NEED YOU. If you are not healthy and happy then the Irish grandmother in my head will be very upset, and you don’t want that. (She’s very loud when she’s upset, and she’s been known to force-feed people.) To those of you whom I don’t have the pleasure of being acquainted with: the people in your life need you. They want you to be happy and they need you to take care of yourself, because there are no spare copies of you lying around. You are unique and important, and if you scupper yourself health-wise then the people you love will be hurt.
Bearing that in mind, I hope that you eat a balanced, nutritious and delicious lunch. Treat yourself to some cake or something, as well. It is Friday, after all.