The new year has come and everyone is rocking their new beginnings, but personally I am struggling. The new year is suppose to be happy, but that is not how I’m feeling. It could not have come at a worse time, because I feel like I have this big sign draped around my neck that says FAILURE! Lately I’m feeling overwhelmed, failing in all directions, and not able to catch a break. Why can’t I be rocking the new year like everyone else?
I know it will pass, but how do I cope with it while I work through it? Here are three things I’m trying.
First, I make myself get in my regular exercise session. I’m not focused on calories burned or gains made. I remind myself it’s more about getting my body moving.
Second, I try to regularly document things I’m grateful for throughout the day. I say try, because if I’m being honest, life is hectic and it’s not always done. I do notice that when I’m seeking gratitude, it does bring a smile no matter how I’m feeling.
Third, I try to slow down, breathe, and exercise self-care. Whether it’s meditating, reading a book, or watching a show, I realize this is something I’m not doing for myself. It helps break up life demands and breathe.
What do you do to cope when you’re feeling in a rut?