Last Friday I woke up and just felt blah. I didn’t feel like getting out of bed and so I didn’t for quite some time. But I wasn’t exactly relaxing.
I’d had a few things on my mind all week that were weighing on me and I was starting to feel lethargic, unmotivated, bored and anxious. Not a great combination.
I also haven’t been back to my usual routine since moving to New York. Specifically one routine that keeps me sane, calm, centered, and grounded.
Moving homes and cities is tough. It’s hard to stay on top of self care and it’s even harder to stick to routines.
Often the things that worked in your old life don’t work in your new life and usually you’re just trying to take it one step at a time. At least that’s been the case for me. In the last 9 years, I’ve made 4 moves and it almost always feels like a Herculean task to get back into a wellness routine that feels effortless, nourishing and consistent.
But moving aside, the reality is that there are many times we struggle to get back into a daily wellness routine. I struggle all the time even when I’m finally settled into a new place and home.
A bad week, a bad day, or an unpleasant, exhausting interaction can throw me off.
There’s one thing that helped me last Friday morning that I want to share with you. It’s something I often use when I’m feeling blah.