Big Fat Fail.
I started the 31 Day Bolg Challenge really strong (well, I thought I did) and I was so far ahead with post scheduled here thereand everywhere. I was a little smug.
As the weeks went on I was even blogging on my phone – actually I quite like that app. And I was struggling to blog every day.
But then a Monday came around, that absolutly knocked me for six, I mean it sent me spirlling off the map so much, I was really suprised.
I knew that the Monday would be difficult but it hit me harder than I thought it would, I went to an unexpected funeral – I’m not going to go into too much detail – but it shook me to my core.
So much so, that I didn’t want to blog, or generally be happy or even do my skincare routine.
Have you ever felt like that? I haven’t felt like that for a long time.
And I don’t want to feel that bad for that long again. things will always hit you hard and sadly it is something that you cannot avoid (if we could and I could do something about it – I would in a heatbeat) but what I can share is those little things that you can do tomake you feel a little better.
Shower/bathe – I know it’s a simple thing but it is true – feeling clean is such a great feeling and you will feel better for it.
Having a good cry – I mean it, ball your eyes out, you know the type of cry, where you can’t breathe or talk properly, eyes puffy and red. I find that a film always help. The two that help me the most is the Notebook (obs) and Marely and Me – who doesn’t ball at those films.
In fact, I have found myself breaking my heart over a baby elephant in a David Attenborough programme, to where family members became concerned when I went to make a brew and saw me in a state!
Spend time with your friends. Listen to them, laugh with them and confide in them, they are you friends after all.
For some people acknowledge that you are struggling can help, it lets the people close to you that you need a bit of slack and help from them.
Although junk food sounds amazing, and it is, limited yourself – healthy food does make you feel better – there are loads of recepies out there for “naughty healthy foods”.
What makes you feel better?
It’s ben just over a week. I feel so much like my “normal self” (what ever that is).
Gone but not forgotten.