Have you ever had a week where nothing felt right? I feel like I’m coming off of a few weeks like that. I’ve been fighting a losing battle with a sinus infection, so I’ve had a headache for 8 days straight. I’ve experience the deaths of two people who were good acquaintances to me, and amazingly loved by people I care about. I’ve worked out less because of the sickness, which means I feel more sluggish than normal. That leads to me eating not as well, which makes me feel even worse. I’ve felt like I was in a spiral I couldn’t escape.
During this time, I’ve tried all of my usual fixes: meditation, extra sleep, extra essential oils, every variety of cold and headache medicine, fresh air, time with friends, journaling, binge watching tv, staying in my pj’s all day on a Saturday, and more. Nothing seemed to do the trick by itself.
Today, however, I feel like I’m crawling out of a hole. I woke up without a headache, which is a start. I took a great walk by the lake with friends, which was replenishing. I had a facial, which was hydrating. I got my grocery shopping complete, including some much-needed nutrients, which was important. I got a massage, which was relaxing!
I’m writing this for my own reflection and for anyone else who is currently feeling like they are in a hole, unable to get themselves out. We all go through these phases and it’s helpful to know we aren’t alone. Here’s hoping this week is great for us all!