Girl, last week was insane for me. I have to say, it was probably the most stressful week I've had in a really long time. I was so incredibly busy that my self-care routine went completely out the window. My main focus last week was getting enough sleep so I could get through my hectic schedule. My self-care was non-existent and I found myself in a funk by the end of the week.
During a normal week, my self-care includes a daily meditating and journaling session in the early evening along with some reading. Most days, my self-care also includes a morning affirmation or lesson to get my day started on a positive note.
Needless to say, none of these things happened for me. My only goal last week was to get to bed at a decent hour so I could wake up early the next day. I thought that simply getting to bed early was enough self-care for me but I was super wrong.
Throughout the week, I noticed myself getting super anxious about every little thing. I am normally not that anxious of a person (thank you meditation) but because my self-care was not happening, my mind was literally going everywhere and anywhere.
By the end of the week, I was emotionally exhausted from all the stress and anxiety, and I went into a downward spiral. I was in a depressed mood at the beginning of the weekend and could not get out of the funk I was in. I can't say that I'm out of my funk just yet but what has been helping me is getting back into the habit of practicing self-care.
It is okay to be in a funk sometimes because life is not always perfect and neither are we. If you are feeling down, make sure you are taking care of yourself. Do not let a busy schedule make you forget about what helps you to thrive in this life.
I hope that your week is full of goodness and that you never forget about taking care of number one (aka you).