There is a lot of posts and talk about mental health during lockdown right now. As someone who has been feeling the drain that lockdown has been causing, I am sympathising with you all right now.
I have been feeling in a bit of a hazed fog lately, wondering why I wasn’t finding it very easy to be inspired when it came to my blog and everything else. Shockingly for me, I posted once during January and although January slugged by so slowly. Time really had just disappeared from me.
We all knew that a lockdown during the winter would be alot harder. I mean during the summer we had the benefit of being able to relax and enjoy our gardens. Drinking cider and lighting the BBQ to keep us sane. Something that you cant do during the crappy weather that we have been enduring.
I don’t think that anyone expected to be starting 2021 with yet another lockdown, but it’s happened, we are here.
We’re all in this together.
Not once during 2020, or even now have we been facing this alone, although
sometimes a lot of the time it can feel like it.
Mental health during lockdown has become a massively important topic for both adults and children. Together the whole world has been struggling for over a year.
Stop feeling guilty for feeling down.
When you are in a slump of being unmotivated, guilt is bound to follow you somewhere down the line, especially when you know that there is plenty of things that you could be doing, but your motivation and inspiration is on such a low, that your clouded on what to do. It is OK! You do not need to be productive 24/7. Know your limits, and be proud of the things you have achieved, not what you haven’t.
It’s ok to have a lazy day.
Allowing yourself to enjoy having lazy time is something I have battled with, however its not a lazy day!
It is about rejigging you’re thinking to be able to remind yourself, that a lazy day is something that we all need at times, Like I said above, you do not need to be on the go all the time. It is
Surround yourself with things that make you feel positive.
My message to this, is literally as bluntly put as I can make it. Fuck what everyone else is doing. Surround yourself by the things that make you feel positivity. Each person is different, so it does not matter if something that makes another happy, does not make yourself happy. It is about learning what it is that makes you feel complete happiness, and filling your life with that thing.
For me, surrounding myself with creativity and craft is one thing I am absolutely passionate about, and there are so many ways to stay creative especially whilst staying at home.
Remember there are so many people struggling to get by day to day right now. We all have different circumstances, and we are all going through different things whilst being stuck in lockdown.
Kindness really does go a long way in this world. You never know how your kindness is going to effect someone in a good way. Either it is a simple smile at a stranger, that gives a welcoming friendly vibe.