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.