This felt quite personal to write but the reality is sometimes we just have to hang on, do our best and look for the glimmers of light.
My own self-care has been quite bad lately & I’ve been asked why I chose to set up a self-care project if I struggle with it myself. The answer to that is that we all know what we’re SUPPOSED to do in terms of looking after ourselves- but putting it into practice is a challenge for almost all of us. Self-care is HARD and I’m happy to be honest & real about that. But it’s never too late to learn new skills or find our own resilience. I had a real low this week & even thought I might be on the verge of a mental health crisis, but I somehow got through & this in itself is an act of self-care. This morning I had an hour to myself to reflect on things & this afternoon I managed to get out with my family. We got some sea air & I saw real happiness in all of my 3 children. Amongst the more complicated feelings I felt this intense squeeze of pure love, hope & gratitude.
I suppose the point of this post is to say never lose hope, you are not alone.