Lately, I’ve totally been stressing out. I’m rushing from one thing to another – work, study, more work, laundry, cook, search for Christmas presents, make time for loved ones. I’m constantly feeling like there isn’t enough time in a day and at night, I keep waking up realising that I’ve been writing blog posts in my dreams.
“Breathing is painful because my chest is so heavy and tight. It hurts!” she cries, holding onto her chest. “I’m so tired. I’m so tired.”
Most of us can relate to my client’s experience. Sadness and worry that stays with us for weeks. That nagging feeling that something’s not right and an overwhelming urge to no longer feel this way.
“It feels like there’s a weight in my chest.”
Have you ever felt overwhelmed, really down, emotionally raw, and very lonely? I bet some of you can relate. When these emotions hang around for a while, you know how tiresome and burdensome they can become.
Since getting back from Madrid, I’ve been in a lot of pain. I’ve had low blood-pressure and a migraine for the past week. Intense neck pain and blurred vision. And now that my energy is finally picking back up, I find myself in touch with all sorts of unpleasant emotions.
June has been a tough month for me. I got off my fibromyalgia medical treatment and it’s been much harder than I expected it to be. Pain soared, as have my emotions and sleep has not been easy to drift into. So, June has really challenged me to take care of myself. Whether I want to or not, my body has made sure that I slow down and support myself through this transition. For this reason, self-care has been of utmost importance to me this month and I’m going to share with you, what’s helped.