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Are we in the same boat?

Good afternoon friends,

How is this beautiful Sunday treating you?

I have to jump right in and ask, Is it just me or does anyone feel like they’re all over the show??

The past 3 months I’ve really been struggling. You can only push yourself so hard.

The uncertainty of life, (I don’t mean in a spontaneous way) has thrown me off. Recently my mood has plummeted, then shot to the sky the next minute.

The past couple of months have been trying, with a mixture of emotions and events, I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to blog and didn’t want to post for the hell of it.

There have been a few topics that I’ve missed, but mental health and self care is more important than keeping up with a few posts which relate to the season.

I’ve been feeling constantly lethargic, little under the weather and finding it difficult to stay focused

I haven’t been able to shake the feeling of being tired, achy and low energy.

A few weeks ago we lost a family member which is always difficult, especially during covid but thankfully we were able to attend the funeral to pay our respects and say goodbye, which I am extremely grateful that we were able to.

I’ve mixed up my diet, have made an effort to exercise regularly, take my vitamins, drink more water and make the most of getting out in the fresh air when I can.

I have a solid group of support around me and have comfort in my family, friends, and surroundings, and don’t know if this is all stemming from Covid, but does anyone else feel a little lost and not themselves?

If you can relate to anything I’ve said, please reach out to me, or if you have any advice it’s greatly appreciated

Kaya •

16 thoughts on “Are we in the same boat?”

  1. I’m so sorry for you loss and for your struggles lately! Resting and rejuvenating is a great idea. Also, you may want to visit a doctor if at all possible. Take care of yourself – sending you good wishes!

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    1. Hey lovely, thank you for your comment and suggestions.
      What a whirlwind of a year. How are you keeping?
      A few friends have mentioned speaking to a Dr or therapy. I’m not opposed to the idea, however may give it a few more weeks before I make the decision and commitment. Thanks again X

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  2. I love you. Thank you for sharing. I honestly think it would be a good idea to take some time off and just relax. I mean that in the sense of doing nothing and not feeling guilty about it.

    Also, maybe there is something bothering you – the source – and all the added stress is blocking you from being able to target what that is. Might be good to journal about your what’s actually going on and speaking to loved ones about supporting you through it. If you can spare the time then counselling is really useful.

    x

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    1. My friend, my sister, I love you too. Am eternally grateful to of met you, and to have your support through these tough times.
      I’m taking the weekends to recharge and try to let go of the guilt of not doing anything majorly productive, just self care and trying to listen to my mind and body x thank you for being you x

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  3. Hi, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your family member. I can relate to the fact that the last 3 months have been extremely tough for me in a mental health perspective. All I can say is to keep trying your best, thats all you can do!

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    1. Hey Niraj, thank you for your condolences. Loss of a loved one is always difficult, but with these bizarre circumstances, we felt rather thrown.
      How are you feeling currently? Have you been able to speak to people close to you? Instead of lists (I’m the queen of), I’ve set myself 2 or 3 daily tasks, seems more manageable and realistic. Also makes me less hard on myself that I haven’t achieved a list full that I’m not mentally able to do currently. Xxx

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  4. I can definitely relate. India is back to lockdown state – and we’re struggling with the worst period of Corona and it has taken a toll. There is so much depressing news all around. But I’ve been feeling meh from even before – this last year has just taken a toll. I hope things get better for all of us soon! Working out, new hobbies, talking to friends is helping as much as it can. Take care! ❤

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    1. Hello lovely, apologies for the late reply.
      I’ve been trying to keep up to date with the news, have seen and read so much about India recently. I hope you and your loved ones are well and staying safe.
      I saw a friend yesterday for lunch and a coffee, it really did the world of good. I didn’t realise what a release it gave me from nattering away, and getting lost in a conversation.
      My new hobbie is Amazon Prime, is that awful? 😂 Xxx

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  5. I can certainly relate and you hit the nail on the head – the uncertainty of life has thrown me off as well.

    Sometimes it seems like I have to keep going back to the drawing board to start over.

    I do think it’s Covid related. It literally hit seemingly overnight and uprooted every thing in sight worldwide. No one is unscathed. There is not one person unaffected. We have a while to go before normalcy returns and it is under control.

    I’m glad you have a solid support group of loved ones to help you through and keep you motivated. 🤗

    Your post shows others they are not alone and will encourage people to keep moving forward. Thank you for posting. We are all in this together and will make it through to the other side- it’s just very uncomfortable now but things will get better eventually.🌿🌿🌿

    Take care.

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    1. Hello there,
      Yes I agree, back to the drawing board, making yet another list, trying to out a plan in place for me to feel as though I can grab hold of the situation and follow a route.
      I am extremely thankful for the people around, however I do find it hard to communicate at times. With so much happening in everyone’s lives, I struggle to open up as don’t want to see like a downer, especially when you look at the bigger picture and what others are going through, my issues don’t compare. I’m then riddled with guilt.
      Thank you for commenting and the support, this is true, the most we can so for each other at the moment is show that we’re not alone x

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  6. For me its been a struggle as you know before Covid, but its got more of a struggle now because of Covid.
    Its made things difficult as a deaf person more.
    I rather be at home than out, because I am more sensitive to my surroundings than before, because of lockdowns we had making it worse. So now the world can be overwhelming.

    Then there’s my mum, as well as me now being deputy for my mum now.

    I also want to move, but can’t afford until I get my deputy fees back, from my mum’s account.

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    1. Liz I understand where you are coming from. Covid has made any existing anxieties so much worse. Keep pressing forward. We will make it through. 🌿🌿🌿

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      1. Thank you for your comment, lovelyshawn. Yes, covid has certainly made current issues more worse. I know I’m not alone in that
        Taking each day as it comes, is all I can do.

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    2. Hello Liz, apologies for the late reply, I’ve taken a bit of time away from social media.
      Yes of course you have shared how life has been tough. I must catch up on your blog.
      How are you feeling now that we are fully into spring? This season has perked me up a little, however I have mixed feelings about seeing loved ones now most places have reopened. A blessing in one sense but not the other.
      When you’re able to, do you know where you would like to move to? Xxx

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      1. I would still live in my area if I could afford to buy a 2 bed house. But until then I look for suitable private properties to rent with not wanting to be where I am, so the buying part may never happen. If going private rented, then preferably a 2 bed house, but I look at apartments in case they are more ideal than where I am.

        I am on the council list too. Obviously, flats are the only option with them, with it just me. But if I was to get what I currently have here, then at least I am paying less for it and so more to save for buying.

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