I feel like I’ve been so absent from things lately. Sometimes that’s a good thing, because I do want to spend most of my time with who matters most. Lately though, I feel like I’ve been absent because my desire to do just about anything has sort of left me. Everything feels so overwhelming to me right now. Even something as easy as keeping up my “healthy” Instagram account… or cooking dinner.
I’m having difficulty remembering a time where I felt this strained. Things started towards the beginning of the year, and they’re gradually causing me more and more anxiety. I don’t know if I’m going to share the CAUSE of my stress, because I don’t want to sound ungrateful for what I have, but those who check in on me know what’s wearing me down.
I’m in a constant state of exhaustion. Thoughts leave me in an instant, and I’m so forgetful about things that it’s embarrassing to even mention. The aspirations I had towards the summer and leading in to this fall are pretty much falling by the wayside. I feel like I’m letting opportunities to make memories pass me by.
Even though I’m struggling with things, I don’t want to change the situation I’m in. I know this doesn’t make much sense, but I truly feel deep down that things will gradually get easier for me. I just have to make it to the other side. I think if I could uncover some ways to reduce my stress daily, that I would make it through this journey a little easier.
So, the purpose of all of this : what are some ways you’ve found to reduce your stress?
Do you do things in the moment?
Do you do things in the evening?
I’d really like to completely unplug from reality sometimes and take my mind somewhere else.
Like I said, I know things will get easier – but right now I’m so tired. I’ve been in this shape for about 6 months. It’s time for me to make some little changes here and there to help me continue to work my way through it.
I’m really looking forward to any tips and tricks you may have!