It's mental health week. Motivation is hard at the moment. Home schooling, business running, house renovating... exercise is low on the agenda
It is tough at the moment. My two children are at home, all the time. I am home schooling the 6 year old who is weak anyway and I am so worried that he will end up further behind. I live in a house that we have been renovating for 3 and a half years, we still only have heating in the living room and still so much to do. My 3 year old is very difficult. I am trying to run a business in a really difficult time for clothing sales... who needs occasion shoes when there are no occasions!?
Not saying this for sympathy by any means. I am fortunate. But I just want to reach out and say that everyone has their issues. It is mental health week this week and I cannot name many people who have not been mentally affected by this pandemic. I have struggled to get motivated to try and eat better and do some exercise since the gyms closed. This is a vicious circle, because I feel worse and worse when I don't get moving. So this week I've had a good word with myself, got on youtube and started doing different little workouts each day. And I feel better.
It's OK not to be OK, and it's important to #bekind because we don't know how people are feeling behind that insta smile. I can only speak for myself, but I certainly feel a whole lot better when I have got some fresh air or done some exercise. I think we often forget to be kind to ourselves. Please don't, you can't look after anyone else if you let yourself get too run down.
And as an afternote... here's some gymwear if you are feeling inspired