As is evident by my lack of posts, I’ve been in a weird funk lately. Like most (all?) human beings, I’m prone to mild depression, but this one took me unawares. At first, it was very confusing (WHY don’t I want to do anything?), then it was pretty frustrating (just do it already!), then I kind of submitted to it (whatever). It’s been a few weeks and I think I’m nearly on the other side of it, but I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me to feel better.
First, and most importantly, there is no magic wand. Don’t get angry or upset with yourself. Depending on the depth of your funk, a week is usually a good starting point – give yourself a week to just BE. Whatever you’re feeling, feel it.
Second, maintain your routines as much as possible. This is where I always fall apart, but what never fails to make me feel more like a normal human being. Take your vitamins, floss, go to the gym. Keep up a semblance of what your life looks like when you’re not funky.
Third, jumping off of #2, take care of yourself. This might mean going to sleep at 9 PM every night or drinking a ton of water or just allowing yourself to do what you want.. guilt free. Do things for you. Take time for yourself and your well being.
The hardest part in all of this for me is not beating myself up. There are going to be days where I can get everything done and feel great, and there are going to be days where I can’t even be bothered to make coffee. But the more that I make myself do things like make coffee, the better I feel. It’s a balance between indulging yourself and pushing yourself, and it’s really hard to find.
This blog is still such a baby and I’m still making connections with so many of you, but you’ve all be so wonderful and sweet through this weird lapse in posting. I still feel myself dragging my feet a bit, so I’m not back in full force yet, but thank you for your patience, friends. It means so much to me.