Five Minute Friday: Relief


Joining in with Five Minute Friday (after a few weeks’ break – blame the old ‘life got in the way’ excuse….).

This week’s word Relief

Here goes…


There’s nothing quite like that feeling of relief when you’ve finally done something you knew you should have done a while ago and it’s finally, finally….done. Just like that. All the worry and anguish and imaginary fears, they all disappear the moment it’s done, never as bad as you imagined, always leaving a giant freeing hole in their wake. It’s what you do to fill that hole that’s important. Too nonchalant with it and you run the risk of losing the impetus this feeling of relief gives you, too blasé, you run the risk of running in to the next ‘thing that’ll go down as a learning experience’.

Sweet relief, you’re the best, most freeing feeling in the world.

You’ve filled my hope tank right back up and now I’m ready to get back on with Stuff. Lots of Stuff.

World, beware.

You have been warned (!)



14 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Relief

  1. Gabriele says:

    I have never considered the hole that might be left when relief takes hold. But, you are right. There is a hole that was once filled with worry and pain. I will have to consider what might come to take it’s place. Wouldn’t it be nice if it were something substantial and uplifting. Thanks for helping me think.


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hi Gabriele, thanks for your comment. Yes, the holes are important, as much as the deliberation/procrastination as they determine so much of what will come next for us. And, yes, wouldn’t it be nice if it were something substantial and uplifting! (Let’s use our ‘relief holes’ to make substance and uplift ourselves! Have a lovely weekend! Helen xx


  2. alexa says:

    I had not thought before what a wonderful feeling relief is! Procrastination takes such a lot of often hidden energy – and our brains (and bodies) like completion … Well done on whatever it was! and hoping you can fruitfully use the space that is now there.


    • iwillbloom says:

      Hi Alexa…it was a big ‘thing’…and, yep, I feel triumphant and am trying to ‘aprovechar’ this wonderful feeling that comes with relief! (I can’t think how to write that in English…my brain is *fried*!!!)….


  3. Barbara says:

    Yes, sweet relief! To have that “thing” finished; done! Fill the hole left by worry…move on to the next “thing” and the next bit of relief. So much to think about; to consider…

    Thanks for sharing!


  4. Debby says:

    That’s so true Helen. And I know it but still put things off when I could find relief so much sooner. The human in us can be quite stubborn I think. Thanks for the encouragement to get it done, whatever IT is! 🙂


  5. Carrie Ann says:

    Never thought of sweet relief as a giant freeing hole…as always you got my mind thinking in a different direction. So glad you found some sweet relief, it is the best feeling ever!!


  6. Wow, same prompt, different writers, different views and perspective, but surprisingly same hidden message.
    For me God’s Word is my sweet relief. Each time I remember His words and how He has faithfully upheld those words in the time past, I get relieved and encouraged.
    Thank You for sharing this thoughtful post.
    Linking Up from FMF

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    • iwillbloom says:

      Hi Grace, thanks so much for your comment. Indeed, His words are sweet relief. Can’t tell you the number of times I’ve come across His words just exactly at the time I’ve needed them. Thanks! Helen

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  7. Kelly Basham says:

    As a procrastinator I can relate. “There’s nothing quite like that feeling of relief when you’ve finally done something you knew you should have done a while ago…” The feeling of relief that comes from finally getting it done is sweet indeed. Happy to connect with you on FMF. 🙂


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