And there it is, month eleven of 2020 is done and dusted and what a rollercoaster of a month it’s been, pretty much the same as every other month of 2020!
When the second lockdown was announced I decided to do a lockdown challenge to keep me focused on doing something daily to help me get through this period of time when I know at time I might struggle mentally.
In the most part this worked, it gave me a focus and other people seemed to enjoy me posting daily and taking part too, thank you to anyone who liked, commented and shared my posts! It helped me to feel part of something. There were days when I felt incredibly down, tears flowed and I felt raw and broken, on these days I made a real effort to think about all the goods things in my life & know that the next day is a new one and will be different. I believe it’s important to acknowledge and accept your feelings as they express themselves as doing this often takes some of the energy out of them and they soon pass!
When I’m struggling mentally I have to remind myself to focus on the little things, do small actions that move you away from your worry/anxiety! Actually I believe in life it is always about the little things! When it comes to helping people improve their health and wellbeing I talk about making small changes, slight shifts in diet and mindset and over time these changes really do make a BIG difference.
Work has continued to flow in which is fabulous from a turnover point of view, however, I did think I might have some time to do some business planning and development for 2021, this is something I put off/avoid as I find it hard to do, as I’ve probably said before I’m a big world thinker & struggle with translating this big world view into smaller visions that are then manageable and do-able, I also find it quite strange/funny that is some areas of my life I can do this, I see the end goal & then break it down into daily actions! I’m determined that I will crack this and make my business sustainable in one or another. I know this time last year I was saying something completely different but every time I feel like giving up on my dream the universe seems to give me that glimmer of hope that maybe just maybe I can make it work!
With the lockdown enforced at the beginning of the month it meant gyms were closed and the return to home workouts, which I love! I like just getting up in the morning, getting my kit on and getting moving really before my brain wakes up to argue against doing it!! My gym very kindly lent out equipment again and I opted for a rowing machine & 20kg kettlebell. Having this extra kit allowed me to do a bigger variety of movements/exercise which meant I could do some fun workouts. I also loved exercising by the light of the moonlight and watching the day dawn.
Sometimes good things come to an end and this is the story with the guy I was seeing, having been apart for 6 weeks due to lockdown and restrictions it turns out that it wasn’t meant to be, although this is upsetting and there have been tears (mainly from my bruised ego), it has taught be a few valuable life lessons and has given me some fond memories to treasure.
One more month of 2020 and some might say good riddance to it but I do believe all these bumps in the road are there for a reason and we have to accept sometimes life is cruel and dark but the sun will rise again.
Until the next time, stay safe and well.