The storm can be within sometimes… I had a really tough week a couple weeks ago. I actually struggled to even take myself out of bed. If you follow me on socials, you know that pretty much never happens. I am generally Miss Feel Good - But I was there… feeling in a fairly low place and it took a lot of effort to pull myself out of it.
I think we all go through moments like this in life, where we decide to reevaluate what we’re doing, our happiness overall and wellbeing. I know for me - some of it comes with hormonal changes through the month, but this one was particularly rough.
I felt lonely - I missed the comfort of having people around while my son was away, my family was in Canada, boyfriend in America.. endless items I was trying to cross off my to do list… stuck in a state of overwhelm and emptiness where you don’t want to be - especially with ADHD. It is tough sometimes! It can feel like the world is crashing down upon you. I think this can happen for so many reasons and in so many ways.
I dug in deep… I had to. I spent more time outside, I listened to happy music, I cuddled up with my doggy, I allowed myself some rest, I wrote, I exercised, I danced. I listened to podcasts and watched lighthearted shows. I lit candles and drank warm drinks.
I comforted myself, listened to what I needed to feel good again. I found shelter within myself and doing the work to figure out why I wasn’t feeling so great. We can seek the shelter in so many places, whether it comes from external sources - constructive or destructive, or doing that hard work internally, we still need that shelter to get some calm from the storm.
I have certainly been in a place where I have got shelter from both constructive or destructive sources and it took time to realise that I needed to find it within myself or at least use external sources to push me forward.
Have you been working on shelter for yourself? It's safe. I promise!
Wishing you a beautiful week!