A few months ago, I came across the quote, ” The opposite of depression is vitality.”
It resonated deeply for me because I had been working so hard to rediscover my zest for life.
Flash forward to this COVID world, and I can feel my vitality slipping away and my inner critic fighting to retake the lead.
I’ve gone through my grocery list of needs to stay in a “good” place, but I’m so busy swimming in overwhelm that action feels daunting.
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I’m left wondering, what was the line between getting more exercise, meditating, working on my gut health, and getting myself on medication?
How many bad days are too many? How many times should I wake up after a full night’s sleep feeling exhausted before I get help?
If you feel overwhelmed, indecisive, frustrated, or so damn tired, know I’m right here beside you.
My next call is to my therapist, although I can only take hearing “we are in a global pandemic, so go easy on yourself” so many times before I scream.
The emotional waves of this pandemic are intense, please reach out if you need a life raft.
If you are struggling right now, please read this post.
Originally Posted to Instagram On August 5, 2020