Life is hard! I have reflected over the past few weeks and have realized the month of April has been a struggle for me for years. This year is no exception but now I’ve made the realization and I am working on it.
My runs are down. My step counts are down. I have not met my step goal every day. In fact today was the first time in a couple of days that I even got on the treadmill. I listened to a podcast and walked 3 miles. I took a shower after and I felt so much better. I told myself that I would just do a little better than I did yesterday.
It is my opinion that people probably have some times that they feel down. For me identifying it has been a release. I also told my best friend and she was very sympathetic and let me know that it happens to the best of us.
Now that I’ve talked about it and reflected I know I will come through this. For me getting it out there was important. Many people struggle and don’t have someone to turn to in their time of need. I am thankful for my support system and that I can work through it.
Running and getting on my steps in is a great release for me. It boosts my mood. I look at how far I’ve come in running and feel very proud. I know I will continue to make strides. Hopefully I can continue it and it continues to help with mental health. Self-care is so important no matter what season of life you are in.
*** I am not a doctor. I am not trying to give advice just giving my opinion. If you or someone you know is struggling please contact your doctor, a mental health hotline or someone you trust. ***
I wish everyone the best.
Go for a run, do something you are passionate about, care for you, be kind, be you.