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It's All Gone Pete-Tong!

Updated: May 26

As lockdown restrictions start to ease, my daily wellbeing routine has pretty much gone out of the window!


And I feel like I'm finding this transition into "normal life" after being house-bound for a nearly a year a lot more difficult than I thought I would.


Going into lockdown and having my freedom taken away from me was hard. REALLY HARD.


Especially being stuck in the house with a 29 year old man-child who played Playstation all day every day.


(I love him really!)


Now as the country starts to open up, it's almost as if I'm finding my feet again.


Taking everything I've learned from our time in lockdown and navigating a way to make it work with this new-found freedom I have again.


Being able to meet up with friends and family has felt absolutely amazing! Especially now being able to give everyone a bloody big squeeze!


But I found that now, I'm out socialising most evenings and weekends. Which means I'm also drinking a lot more too!


And I get so excited to be out seeing people again that I can't just drink a couple glasses of prosecco... It's actually more like the whole bottle! 🤪


This means that my Sunday's have been a complete wash-out the last few weeks! And the rest of the following week for that matter...


I haven't been going food shopping because I feel like I'm dying, so we end up getting a take-away and doing a rushed shopping on a Monday after work.


I haven't been planning and organising my week because I'm too tired to think about it, so when it comes to starting work on a Monday I've got no effing clue what I'm doing.


I haven't been starting my days with my Miracle Morning routine because I'm still hungover and tired to wake up early, so I'm not exercising and meditating anywhere near as much as I have been.


I know this is probably just a bit of a fad, getting all excited that we can go out and see people again. But I know I have to make changes because I cannot sustain this and be at my best for my clients and my family and friends.


HOWEVER,


If lockdown has taught me anything, it's to be kind to myself as we go through change.


Change is difficult. Our mind likes familiarity. We're creatures of habit.


And our routines are changing now that the world is opening up.


We are working to become accustomed to our new normal.


Just like when we went into lockdown!


So, you know what, it's ok if you haven't quite got it all figured out right now or if your self-care routine has gone tits up like mine has!


Making changes takes time for us to get familiar with.


And when you do, you'll create a wellbeing routine to suit your new way of living.


So, as you start to navigate your new normal, be kind to yourself and remember these two things:

  1. Start slowly, one thing at a time. Don't try to change too much, otherwise you'll get overwhelmed by it all. Remember, our brains like familiarity. Change one thing, nail that and then move on to something else you want to get better at.

  2. Feel the fear and do it anyway! Change can be scary for us. It's unknown and uncertain. So if you want to make a change in your life and you experience some ( or a lot of) fear when you think about it, that's a sign of growth! Fear will prevent you from making positive changes in your life, so feel the fear and do it anyway!


If you're at a point where you're feeling overwhelmed by so many changes lately or you're feeling stuck in a rut when you try to make positive changes, then I'm here to hold your hand and guide you through the process.


Book your free strategy call on navigating change and let's create your own self care plan to adjust to the new normal.


Click this link to book your free strategy call 👇 https://calendly.com/jessica_joan_coach/strategycall


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