Wow. Time to give yourselves a round of applause, because you deserve it! It has been a very long year this 2020 of ours; and we have all been thru the ringer. So let's maybe take a deep breath together. There you go. Breathe in 2020, breathe out 2021. Or is it breathe in 2021 and breathe out 2020? Whichever way works for you.
Ok, so we know we're heading into winter and a few (???) more months of social distancing. Going into this winter we need to be prepared; focus on taking really good care of ourselves. I don't know about you, but for me getting outside has been helping my spirits. That, and sometimes leaving the dishes in the sink. And not always folding the laundry when it's dry. Reading everyday. Checking in on friends via FaceTime or Zoom. And trying to be a little kinder to myself. Not counting calories. Or worrying about exercising more just because I ate all the cookie dough (read Intuitive Eating!). Binge watching The Vow (creepy and great), Ted Lasso (feel good) and Cobra Kai (awful, but fun if you grew up in the 80's).
But the thing that has helped turn my 'oh woe is me' moments into 'I can get thru this!' is listening to music, LOUD. Right now I'm on a Led Zeppelin kick. Whatever floats your boat. It just has to be loud. It's a great way to get out of your head. Dance around your place. Try to give yourself a break from all that's happening in our world...if only for a few minutes a day.
Whatever you do...know that we really are in this together. Everyone has been affected in one way or another. This has been such a disaster of a year. So take care of yourself. Good care. We'll get through. And then we'll have a really crazy story that we share. Right? Right!