There is a lot going on all over the world at the moment - we are bombarded with information on all mediums of communication. While it is important to stay up to date and informed on the corona virus, most of the information is repeated over and over and can make all of us feel over whelmed.
There is so much out of my control - even the closing of my business (Lodge Road Therapy) was taken out of my control. BUT you know what?.....There is a lot I CAN control and it is already affecting my health for the better. That is what I am focused on and here are examples of what I have been getting up to along with my family. I hope it helps you in some way.
In the last couple of days I have noticed my resting heart rate is about 10 beats per minute lower than it has ever been, I am feeling calmer and clothes are fitting me better.
I got to thinking - why now? Shouldn't it be more elevated? Shouldn't I be more lethargic and feeling restless and bored?....
At the beginning of all of this I decided to use this time to prioritise myself and my family, I knew we needed to be as healthy and happy as we could be. As I said in the beginning, I needed to look after the areas in my life I had control over.
So what can I control? And why has my heart rate lowered and why am I feeling healthier and content....?
What I have learnt about myself and how I know I will be fine going forward, is, it doesn't matter what I am faced with, I need structure, I need exercise, (in all different forms) and a sense of purpose. I still check in on friends and family and offer support where I can but that's as much as any of us can do now.
I still go to bed with the same sense of satisfaction and the feeling of a job well done. That is important for my mental health, as I know I need to get back up nice and early the next day to do it all over again. Maybe tomorrow will be the day I tackle the bathroom cupboard!!.....
Don't get me wrong I am looking forward to my life going back to normal but at the moment that is out of my control and this is my new normal and this is how I am getting on with it. I hope I have given you an insight to how my life has been. Maybe you can think about what you can control and how you can turn this experience into a positive one. Good luck and I hope to see you on the other side.
We just sent you an email. Please click the link in the email to confirm your subscription!