There can be a lot of pressures and challenges in life, with or without chronic illness. Sometimes modern living can cause a cycle of constant busy-ness, where we’re always doing and continually striving, forever stressing about ticking off our to-do lists & juggling a million and one things in our heads.
It can be overwhelming and exhausting, and sometimes things get to be too much. Finances, health, relationships, work, worries, and anything and everything in between. Sometimes we just need to stop, to carefully let down the plates we’ve been spinning and desperately trying to keep in the air. To step back and take a breather.
Remember that you’ve been through tough times before. You’ve likely felt exhausted and overwhelmed in the past. You’ve survived then and you can survive now. It’s okay to take a break.
This is where mindfulness and meditation can be excellent. Try to take yourself away from the situation, have a change of scenery and get yourself out into nature. Unplug and disconnect from everything for a little while and just let yourself ‘be’. Listen to some soothing or energising music, practice self-care, read something comforting or inspiring. Do whatever you need to help declutter your brain.
Nourish yourself. Slow down. Rest.
You’ve got this.