Feeling at a loss

Everyone feels at a loss every once in a while, especially when big events happen or big decisions have to be made. How are we supposed to stay sane and move towards our goals when everything that we normally do, everything that defines us, can’t be done? It’s in times like these that it is especially important for you to reflect on yourself and on your life, figure out what you really want and what you should probably stop spending your precious energy on. Here is a list of things that I have found helpful during this lockdown when I’m feeling lost or overwhelmed. I hope that these will help you too.

Coping with the lockdown

It's a weird and hard time for us all. Most of us have never gone through anything like this. Pretty much everything is closed, the streets are deserted, there are queues to get into supermarkets, many shelves are bare... You might be nervous or even anxious about everything that's happening, and that is perfectly normal. But there are ways to stay sane while you are mostly stuck inside. So here are a few tips to help you make your time on lockdown a little easier.

Taking time for yourself

Sometimes life can be a lot. And when that happens, you can feel overwhelmed and any small thing that wouldn't normally be an issue seems like the biggest problem humanity has ever faced. When that happens, it's usually a sign that you need to take a break. So listen to your body and if you feel like you need a break, take some time for yourself. Whether it's just for an hour or an entire weekend, your body and mind will thank you. So here's a few tips I have when you need a break from things.

Getting help for mental health

Asking for help is not easy. It involves you having to understand and accept that you can’t do this alone. But guess what? No one can do it all by themselves. And although reaching out is scary and makes it real, it will benefit you so much. So don’t suffer in silence. This week I’m sharing a few things you can do to help you on your journey with mental health. This is based on my experience so please take everything with a grain of salt and get professional advice too!

Feeling lonely

We all have times where we feel lonely. Some days, weeks, months are worse than others, and it can take time and effort to not feel so anymore. That was me about a year ago. I felt terrible, alone and like there was nothing I could do. However, there’s so many things that you can do to feel better and focus on the things you have. It took me a few months and I’m still figuring things out, but I’m hoping that if you’re in a tough place and feel very alone, these tips can help you the way they helped me.

Loving yourself

"You have to love yourself before you can love someone else" - this is a quote most of us have heard at least once in our lives. Whether or not you agree with this statement is your choice, however one part of it is undeniable: you should love yourself. So I decided to share a few things to help you accept and love yourself just the way you are.