It’s a funny time to be alive right now, isn’t it? It’s ok to feel completely overwhelmed by everything going on in the world. I’ve been having some really bad days, some good days and then some just generally ‘ok’ days. Over the past few weeks, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.
The first couple of weeks of lockdown felt great. I had so much motivation, I was running, doing home workouts and practising yoga and mindfulness every day. I felt like this could be a great thing. I’d come out the other side fitter and healthier.
I was looking at courses the first weeks, committing myself to learning some new things. Keeping productive outside of working my 9-5 from home everyday. I was picking out key skills and felt the pressure to stay busy and for a while, it was a positive thing. I enjoyed learning more about myself.
After a couple of weeks, it was starting to hit home. This isn’t just a three-week change to my routines. I tried keeping positive but sometimes it was just too much. It’s ok to feel completely overwhelmed. It’s ok to have good days and bad days. It’s ok to not want to do anything productive at all.
It’s ok to feel completely overwhelmed by everything going on in the world because this is all temporary. Don’t feel guilty for not being productive, or eating that packet of biscuits or not wanting to leave the sofa in the evening. Take some time to try and enjoy the time we have. Enjoy a mid-week cocktail (every night!). Just give yourself a break from reality every so often.
We’ll soon be back in a world where we can look back on the lockdown and miss it. Take each day as it comes, and remember, it’s not forever and we are saving vulnerable people.
Stay safe and stay home pals.