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I've spoken to a lot of women who are absolutely exhausted. And actually, I am too...
From navigating our way through the uncertainty of information, from sleepless nights of worry, from having to adapt to new work / child care / home school arrangements. It is no wonder we feel exhausted with so much change!
We are still juggling LIFE, but our life has been compacted down to four walls and a daily walk! To stay healthy and remain safe we are being forced to find a "new normal".
Those lucky enough to still have work are extremely grateful, but are telling me they feel more drained from this new "work from home" environment than ever before!
Why is that? Isn't home where we love to be?
Well, not everyone.
My clients are telling me they are actually missing getting up and getting dressed for work. Missing having somewhere to rush to, driving to work and stopping at their favourite coffee shop. Morning chats with people in the office.
Are you too?
I went for a drive the other day to the post office. I was so excited to get out of the house going for a drive it reminded me of how excited my dog gets when she gets to hang her head out the window on car rides! (LOL!).
I guess the biggest take away from this whole experience is that the little things matter. Those simple daily activities we take for granted.
The truth is humans thrive on routine.
When we wake up and it's ground-hog day and our only plan for the day is to move from our bed, to the kitchen, then to the couch... this actually drains our energy. We aren't using our brain, we aren't motivated or setting ourselves up for productivity.
1) Right now the best thing you can do for your mental health and your energy is to get into some sort of routine.
For me, my morning routine is my saving grace (10mins each = meditation, journalling, yoga). Up before anyone else in the house is awake. 30 minutes of me time.
You have to find what works best for you.
A pocket of time to set yourself up for a good day. A morning walk, reading a chapter of an inspiring book or maybe you drink some warm water with lemon? (I would not recommend as part of your routine you watch the news or pick up your phone to scroll social media! lol)
THEN, you begin your day :)
2) Book in a couple things (activities, chats with friends, online fitness classes) EACH WEEK s o that you have SOMETHING to look forward to! Something for yourself, an activity that is JUST FOR YOU.
I recently booked in a weekly morning meditation class, and a yoga class. Both are online and with teachers that I love. Both fill my cup with joy at the prospect of seeing this people each week. The cost was minimal, they are also so happy to have work. I've committed to 4 weeks at a time. The benefit of knowing I have "somewhere to be" for me has been is HUGE!
3) If you are still blessed to be working, but are struggling with the new "work from home" scenario then today I am going to share 7 tips to help you recoup some of your energy.
Watch here (or click below)
I hope you find a couple ideas to help you recoup some of your energy!
Stay healthy + take care
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