This week has been emotionally and physically draining, as most are. Which is why self care has become such a necessary focus.
Talked about some of the deeper stuff in counselling and that was not fun. It was horrendous and very emotionally draining and it doesn’t stop when I walk out of the counselling centre…. the impact affects me for days. I often don’t sleep Tuesday nights, due to counselling and having to speak about such horrible things.
Yesterday though, I made myself go to volunteering at the food bank. I can’t go on Wednesdays at the moment to help pack the boxes, because the bending and lifting is too much for my back issues. But, I can (when up to it) volunteer on the Thursdays which is when they sell them to people and chat with the people coming in, and the volunteers. I had a couple of worthwhile chats with people, and it went well. I was glad I forced myself to go.
I let them know at volunteering, I can only attend when I am up to it, and let them know I have some medical issues ongoing, and I felt okay saying that, no guilt required.
I can only do what I can do and that is enough. There’s emotional self care – right there. Continue reading