“Why the sigh?”

Now then! We all have a good old sigh from time to time. Maybe it’s a Sunday night, Marnie’s being a kid, or you’ve just got comfy on the sofa and realised you’ve left the tv remote the other side of the room – all every day harmless little sighs!? Ultimately I think these little sighs help to reset us and deal with whatever the issue they may be.

What I’m talking about is big deep prolonged sigh…

Over the last few weeks my sighing has hit noticeably high levels “Why the sigh” Charli would ask “Just a sigh” would be my totally unconvincing reply.

Just a sigh, yeah right!

Each one of them sighs comes with its own little thought – I’ve let so-and-so down, I can’t face that person, why did I do that and yes, would it be better if I wasn’t here! Them sighs take you places you don’t want to be and think things you don’t want anyone to think.

(I’ve just let one out writing that last sentence – Charli asked “Why the sigh” – I didn’t say why)

I’ve tried combating all these sighs by always have some noise on – podcasts, radio, television and blasted through a hell of a lot (17seasons!!!) of Football Manager. The TV is on when I go to sleep, the radio is on as soon as I wake up. Silence is the enemy.

I share this partly as some kind of therapeutic exercise for myself and partly as a guide you, if you are seeing this behaviour in someone and asking them “Why the sigh” hopefully it just a little everyday sigh and if it’s not, hopefully they’ll share the problem. And always ask twice. I don’t know fully how to end this post as my sigh hasn’t stopped yet – but it will.

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