Low-Impact Days

Not every day can be dynamic.

Some days you don’t tick anything off your to-do list.

Some days you just need to lie in a little patch of sunlight.


You might have a little stretch.  Make it a good stretch.  Close your eyes.  Extend your tail.  Push your paws forward.




And exhale.  (Or yawn).


If you can’t be bothered with any of that, just sleep (see Ziggy, foreground).

Some of my posts are more high-impact than this one. Feel free to look through the archives or use the search bar. I hope you find something to suit your mood.

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What will help you through the darker days? I will see what I can do to help!

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Nothing like a good stretch. I laugh at my dog when shes relaxing herself.

    1. Ali says:

      It is a lovely thing to watch, isn’t it. Very rarely, Ruby makes a noise when she yawns. Once she said ‘heyow’!

      1. Ha ha. I bet that made you look twice😊

  2. Emma Cownie says:

    I always enjoy watching cats/dogs sleeping, specially in the sunlight, like this.

    1. Ali says:

      It is so relaxing, isn’t it? If I really need soothing, I put my head on them. I love feeling them breathe.

      1. Emma Cownie says:

        That’s so lovely!

  3. photosociology says:

    What beautiful dogs.

    1. Ali says:

      They are gorgeous. Bit smelly, but gorgeous.

      1. photosociology says:

        That’s made me laugh.

  4. What a lovely post Ali. Your dogs have it sussed. It is rather nice to have rest and relaxation over winter.

    1. Ali says:

      They often show me the way to contentment.

  5. Maggie Frost says:

    I love, love, love your doggies. King Charles Cavaliers are one of my favorites. Your blog is so inspirational to me, I garden too, it is my soul, the deepest part of me.

    1. Ali says:

      Thank you so much Maggie. I am very happy to have you here!

  6. Rupali says:

    Resting is important too.

    1. Ali says:

      It certainly is. X

  7. bcparkison says:

    Dog day are good days.

  8. Yeah, I’m feeling that way today. No sunshine to lie in today, however, just gloomy grey light. Maybe that’s why I’m feeling “that way”?

    1. Ali says:

      Weather has a massive impact on our mood, doesn’t it? That’s where chocolate comes in…

      1. Hot chocolate to get me motivated for today’s housecleaning? I’ll buy that, Ali!

  9. Eliza Waters says:

    Haha, nothing like a bit of yoga to activate the mind… or not! 🙂

  10. Such a sweet post, Ali. We all need days like this 🙂

    1. Dogs know how to do the basics!

  11. Oh my word! This is so perfect I can barely stand it. These puppies are adorable, and thank you for this reminder to let ourselves do nothing some days.

    1. Who’d have thought, Ruby and Ziggy are the gurus living amongst us!

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