The past few weeks I’ve felt completely unmotivated, both in my personal and professional life, and even with this blog.
I had so many ideas of what i wanted to do in terms of plans, lifestyle, goals and even topics I wanted to discuss on here…. Then all of a sudden the world opened up and it’s like everything’s taken a back seat and been put on hold again and if I’m honest I’m really struggling to shake the feeling.
I feel like I’m back to square one of not having a clear career plan, not knowing what I want to do, and not having any ‘go’ in me to do anything about it.
I feel like a have complete brain fog with so many things.
Has anybody else felt this?
I feel like because we’ve been locked up the last 12 months, as soon as there was a glimpse of freedom I’ve literally ran with it and done so much in terms of being out and being social, eating and drinking, and to be honest I feel like it’s all been too much and it’s only a couple of weeks in.
I feel like everything I’ve been working towards the last 12 months has been dumped to one side and been detrimented. I feel awful physically with too much eating and drinking, to the point where I hate myself and don’t want to be seen in public and feel so under pressure to look a certain way, and wanting to look that way also.
Does anybody else have these thoughts? Is post-pandemic anxieties a real thing??
Throughout the pandemic the quiet time and alone time has brought me so much growth and after just one month of starting to get back to normal I honestly feel panicked by everything.
Is it normal to feel this way?
I’ve longed for the world to get back to normal for 12 months and now its here I’m going into panic mode.
I feel like I need more time to get back on track. And the more I think about it, the more ‘off track’ I feel.
As an introvert I really value my own space, self-care time, and quality time I choose to spend with the people I love much more than being surrounded by strangers just to be social. I like routines, schedules, early nights feeling healthy and being in control of situations. However the past few weeks since the reopenings, i’ve completely lost sight of all of this and as daft as it may sound I feel exhausted. And its only been a month.
Has anybody else felt exhausted / unmotivated recently?
A bit of a random post and completely off subject but my purpose with these blogs was to be completely transparent and honest in the life of a normal 30 year old and sometimes we don’t always feel ‘on top of our game’ or at our best, so this is me right now, unhealthy, unmotivated and off track.
I’ve massively fell off the wagon with food, drinking, lack of motivation, uncertainty with what I want to do in life and have found myself really beating myself up and hating myself for it.
And okay maybe I shouldn’t be so open about this type of thing, I’m aware it can bring with it a lot of prejudgements but I think many of us go through elements of these feelings at times? Or maybe we don’t? And maybe its just me and my little brain thinking we all do to make me feel normal about it all? Or maybe this is all just my anxieties caused by too much alcohol at the weekend? Who knows?
But I’m only human right?… And its okay to have these thoughts every now and again? Just not okay to not acknowledge or deal with them?
So this is me putting it out there, being honest but also being aware that it’s time to make the necessary positive changes. I guess I’m writing this to keep myself accountable also and get myself back on track.
And also to let anybody else who feels this way that it’s okay. Allow yourself to feel, relax and recharge… And when you’re ready to you’ll figure out a way / put a plan in place to start over again.
This pandemic has put a strain on all of us, so let’s not be too hard on ourselves now!
How do you cope with set backs?
I really need to start practicing good habits again, and get back into a healthy routine, and start working on my goals again.
Healthy body and healthy mind really is a massive thing for me. The two really do go hand in hand.
Does anybody else feel like this works for them too? Having a set plan to stick to and keeping yourself accountable?
I’d love to hear some top tips for getting back on track, goal setting and working on these.
I’d love if you would share your best practices which you have adopted to build healthy habits, routines, career plans and goals.
Thanks for listening