So many conversations lately with friends who are feeling the drag of this pandemic.
It can be so easy to have a go at myself when I'm not on form. But last night I was talking to yet another friend who's also in a 'bit of a weird place' and I found myself telling her to go easy on herself.
It's SO easy to tell other people what to do! It's so obvious.
It doesn't feel so easy with myself.
But it is true!
Yes maybe I have made mistakes and have regrets about some of my behaviour, but when I'm in a dark place it's best to put the analysing on pause. Come back to it later if I need to.
Do something nice for myself.
These times are weird. So many of our normal releases aren't there - the big social things. Things are 'opening up' but it's not the same. We all know it.
So now more than ever we need to look out for ourselves. And each other.
I think a lot of us are in 'a bit of a weird place'.
And no matter how much you think you deserve to punish yourself, what if you have a go at being kind?
Even just an experiment.
Because if I'd taken a selfie this morning there's no way you would have seen this smile.
This smile came from me giving myself a treat - a swim and a dance and a break from my head.
HOW MANY TIMES DO I NEED TO RELEARN THIS LESSON???
Ha ha sooooo many times.
Joy first, analyse later.
Sure, there might be some things I could do differently, better, but when I'm being horrible to myself it's hard to think straight.
So what if you try it? What do you love? Where do you get your kicks? Id love to know.
If it's massage, get in touch.
Sending love to all of you in 'a bit of a weird place'.
Ruth Nadia x