Coming out of a hole

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!

About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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