In many ways, I feel a sense of relief as the weekend draws to a close. It has been a whirlwind of a week, with four out of five members in the family falling sick with Covid. The teen and I could barely recover when the husband and the MIL caught it, despite our best attempts to isolate and keep a safe distance from the rest. The only one to test negative was my mom who as you might know, only recovered from the grips of Covid in February this year.
I’m still reeling from the sheer exhaustion of having to run the household and look after two other sick persons whilst trying to give myself every little opportunity to rest and recuperate. It’s not easy at all, since the virus drains out every ounce of energy, even before you realise it, but I’m doing my best and that’s what matters.
I’m hopeful, though, that I’ll be able to build my stamina and strength back soon and so today, for the first time in nine days, I stepped out for a walk in the sun. It was initially tiring, but I’m so glad that I took the decision to push myself outside of the comfort zone. What surprised me when I got back from my 2K walk, was the boost in my energy levels.
I could feel the shift in my mood too. And, just like that, I made up my mind to go for a walk every day this week just to feel that burst of energy all over again. 🙂
The month of July brought me challenges untold, on other fronts as well but, I coped well and I coped better than I’d hoped I would. The IG Photo challenge saw me post for 31 consecutive days, and the captions were the only thing that I managed to write daily so it was a good creative exercise to work on, amid all the hustle that was going on but it was the challenges in the last ten days of July, that ultimately tested my grit and strength to the max!
Physical fitness, meditation, creative explorations, a bit of gardening, some reading and plenty of work on the home front kept me busy throughout July and for that I am deeply grateful to the Universe. The self-love and self-care rituals have now become second nature and I loved how through the most unpredictable moments, I continued to keep calm and soldier on!
Finally, a new week starts tomorrow, and while I’m heaving a sigh of relief, I’m also slowly easing myself into resting more, even as I am planning to time-box myself to get into my writing and fitness routine. There are sick people at home right now that need my support and help and that is why getting back to fitness becomes even more important. Slow and easy, though—that’s how it will be, but I’m excitedly looking forward to a new week tomorrow. Can’t wait to!!
Now, tell me how was your weekend and what’s the one interesting thing for you this coming week?
Wishing a happy, healthy and productive week to you all. dear friends!
Much love to you all.
Hugs! I’m glad that you have recovered and back to writing. Do take care and as much rest as you can.
Take it easy, Esha. With everyone sick it’s easy to get caught in the chores and lose yourself in it. Remember to take it slow and rest whenever possible. Praying for all of you get back to your healthy selves the soonest. ♥️
Thank you so much for the prayers and wishes, Vinitha! I know it will take time but we are all getting there, slowly and one day at a time. I’m really taking the time and effort to take my self-care routine very earnestly, because this Covid thing is such a bugger…it drains away every bit of energy from you when it leaves. I’m working towards regaining my strength in every big and small way.
I’m sorry to hear that you all were ill, Esha. I’d never have guessed from your beautiful shares on the IG challenge! You’re a star!
Thank you so much, Corinne! That IG challenge did help me to keep my focus away from feeling wretched because I felt so utterly tired and sick for the first week. So glad I came across many new IGers during the challenge and now that it’s behind me, I’m looking forward to getting back to my writing again. 🙂
Take care. This Covid is so horrid. I am glad to know that everyone is feeling better now. Rest up because you will feel weak for sometime. My teen caught it from school last week just when his assessments began. He handled the isolation reasonably well sleeping the first couple of days. But he had a bad throat. 4th day into his isolation, the older boy showed symptoms. He was put in the same room and isolated. Now both are out of it. They both had very bad sore throats but otherwise they recovered reasonably quickly. Thankfully, the husband and I were spared. Yesterday met up with some old friends for evening bbq and chatter. It was so nice to relax after two weeks. Hopefully, this week will be better.
Oh no! I am glad to hear your boys have recovered, Rachna! My son too caught it in school and I think it was the same week that many other friends of mine also reported that their kids had picked it up as well, so it was doing the rounds everywhere in Bangalore!
Fortunately, it’s getting better and I’m so relieved that we’re slowly regaining our strength and even though I know it will take time, we’ll come out of it someday soon, hopefully! Nice to know that you spent some quality time with friends, Rachna. We all need those us-times to chill out every now and then. I can’t wait to get out and about someday soon.
Fingers crossed that this week is better for all of us. You stay safe and take care, Rachna.
Hope you feel better soon and everyone gets better at your place. Taking walks definitely help. Just a suggestion about getting over the tiredness that Covid brings – soups helped me gain my strength back. You can try too!
Thanks so much for the wishes, Reema! You’re right about soups. They do nourish us at this time. I happen to love all kinds of soups and that’s what I’m falling back on, currently, as my appetite seems to have gone for a toss totally!
🤞🏽🤞🏽take care Esha! hope that everyone recovers with no serious side effects
Thanks so much, Soo! Praying for that!! Trying my best not to give in to my fears.