I’m a people person, I touch everybody, all the time, I didn’t realise how much until COVID-19.
But somehow not being able to be around other people made me feel claustrophobic, after months of feeling this way I finally got some mental distancing in this weekend.
A short trip to the coast with my mum and sisters, we drove down to Bournemouth, found a quiet spot on Boscombe beach and just sat, hung out, chatted and enjoyed some space from the day to day. (I also rented a paddle board, one of my most favourite things in the world. Paddled out as far as I was able and enjoyed the very brisk breeze. The choppy waves made standing up something worthy of you’ve been framed but I loved it.)
I guess what I’m getting at is, right now, do one simple thing that makes you happy, be selfish. Don’t call it self care because having your nails done probably isn’t what you soul needs. Do something for your ‘self’ your ‘soul’, that’s just for you. If it’s stealing an hour on your own to read, pressing flowers, taking photos. What feeds your soul is an excellent reset. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t.
I hope you have enjoyed this blog on social and mental distancing and as a result of my little reset you can expect a few touchy feely posts from me this week where I’ve not felt compelled to write much lately x