I can’t sleep lately. But I still wake up and I still try to do my best. It’s difficult to keep our spirits high when we are frustrated, exhausted and uncertain.
But then, we still get creative in seeing the good things.
I took a nice walk with one of my best friends (of course keeping our distance), and she reminded me how important self-compassion is. It just gets challenging, when you know exactly you should not be angry or devastated, but then you get angry for being angry…
So let’s think about what causes my anxiety.
- the uncertainty regarding when I can see my family again
- the lack of wandering – walking distance places are more or less all well discovered
- the lack of plans – I am good at planning ahead, and now all of my concerts, events and travels got cancelled or postponed to the unforeseeable future
- the lack of motivation for exercise, and therefore the lack of movement – we are mainly walking around a few blocks, and spend most of the day at home
What could I do to battle these things?
My plan is to pimp my bike. If I could use it again to transport my dog as well, we would be more free. During working days, the Sun would still go down by the time we would get somewhere to hike, but we could then do bigger hikes on the weekends.
I also would like to schedule more things. A run on one of the mornings on the weekend. Going for a walk with a friend. Maybe even hiking together.
It’s a nice plan. I just need to push myself to do it.
Hang in there. It’s only temporary.
First Aid Kit – My Silver Lining