I don’t remember what my word for 2020 was. Progress? It might’ve been ‘progress’. In all honesty, whatever it was, it’s become exhaustion.
Everything lately feels exhausting.
The number of conversations I’ve had with friends about waking up tired. It’s a common thread everyone seems to be experiencing. I keep reminding myself how we’re experiencing a globally traumatic and stressful event.
It would be more shocking if we weren’t having some level of exhaustion.
Stress wears you out.
Through the pandemic, I’ve dealt with:
– Missing days. Seriously. Has anyone else just lost track of what day it and then felt like you’ve completely Missed one of them?
– Weird dreams. I am the queen of the odd dream but since the pandemic, they’ve been extra strange.
– Increased anxiety and exhaustion.
– A perpetual emotional rollercoaster.
How I’m trying to deal with it?
Being kinder to myself. Indulging in video games and reading. Accepting that some days are just not going to be productive ones.
No matter what all those ‘goal gurus’ claim. In the face of fear and anxiety, sometimes you don’t need to push through. Some days, you have to find a way to relax.
Self-care isn’t always movement.
Some days, self-care is sitting still.
What about you? How are you coping with lockdown?