This week, I have felt particularly exhausted.
I think I hit the lockdown wall.
I haven’t done more than usual, but feeling like I’m continually moving, yet not getting anywhere started to wear me down.
I am so desperate for Spring to arrive, to be able to sit outside with the sun on my face and read a book. That’s a bit of therapy for me.
Unfortunately, I can’t move Spring or increase the temperature, but I can change what I do to get my bit of therapy so that I can get past the lockdown wall.
Recognising that I have hit a wall and am not feeling myself was the first step towards feeling better. Unless I notice how I feel and tune into myself, I will stay exactly where I am, and I can’t move forwards.
So, I did my own therapy. I decided that I would get a bit of zest back by focusing on myself. I had a bath, listened to some music, read a book (that I felt I didn’t have time for), bought myself a new candle, had one of my favourite meals and watched a film that I have been meaning to watch for ages. I know it might not sound like much, but small things matter, and it gave me some positivity.
I can’t change the current situation, and I have to acknowledge that I will have days that are total rubbish, but I can also choose to make small changes to give myself a bit of therapy, rather than allowing the situation to overcome me.
Change what you can change and let go of what you can’t.