Here’s where that led me -
1. A better relationship with my bed.
It may seem small, but when the blue days were looming and my mental health was low, having a lie-in or a duvet day without guilt gave me a way to escape.
Before, I’d feel like sleeping in was somehow wasting the day when in reality, it was my body telling me to take some time away from the world.
2. Bonding with family (from a safe distance)
My Grandmother was a dressmaker from the moment she could thread a sewing needle. I’d always loved her handmade garments and promised myself that I’d pick it up one day, but it felt like there was never the time. Well, I definitely couldn’t say that now. Here I am, 5 garments in with a skill I plan to pay forward to anyone who will listen!
3. Becoming more comfortable with myself
Before this, I dreaded long periods of time alone. For someone who is always on the go, the thought of stopping and being alone with your thoughts and feelings can be scary.
I made a plan to continue exercising with the help of a friend on FaceTime as it got me up and out of bed and gave me a chance to have a good chat while we sweated in the heat, promising myself that I’d tackle my Mental Health as it was happening - to deal with my emotions in real-time, instead of closing off to the world when things got tough.