What are you made of?

I’m in the middle of a busy revision period and am run down and have been feeling generally a bit sorry for myself. To make matters worse, as I was getting into the shower on Saturday night I slipped and have now got two massive angry bruises on one knee and a cut up little toe! Last night I went off to bed so sore, tired, and stressed out. There is just so much going on in the world at the moment and things have been hard very close to home. Even allowing myself the luxury of a good night’s sleep helped so much and gave my cuts time to scab over and my bruises to begin to heal.

I think this is something I also needed in a non-physical sense too. Mental exhaustion, although sometimes harder for us to spot even in ourselves, is just as bad if not worse than physical exhaustion and fatigue. In the chaos of everyday life, we can become so used to what we feel is a ‘normal’ level of worrying and over-working it can take a long time for us to take a step back and reassess. No-one is designed to operate like this indefinitely and so none of us should underestimate the importance of a good meal and a walk to give our senses a break from sitting at a screen all day, of getting on top of our tasks and anxieties and ultimately the good a rest can do.

A snake made out of pebbles by children at a local school that we found in the park.

Writing feels like bearing a part of me that’s often difficult to articulate outside of paper. I so appreciate you looking through my thoughts and sharing them, even for a moment, thank you!

Sunday’s Ally

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Sunday’s Ally

Sunday’s Ally

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A series of my reflections, thoughts, hopes and dreams — all written on Sunday afternoons as a way to destress. | Based in the North West, UK.