I see you and I understand what you may be going through.
When we go through bad periods in our life, when we may be feeling lonely, or overwhelmed, or stressed out, these are the times we may be at our unhealthiest.
When I had my breakdown, I smoked and drank way too much alcohol. I also over-ate and had extremely low self-esteem at that time.
Going through a very tough time, or having very low self esteem are both big triggers for not taking care of yourself.
I really get when you’re feeling bad, that the last thing you have time or effort for, is to change all your unhealthy habits at once.
But what I would like to say to you my friend, is that life is very short. And you deserve to take care of yourself. And if you’re not taking care of yourself now, ask yourself WHY? Why do you not take care of yourself? And when you have that answer, from that answer you can decide the best course of action.
If you were to ask me what I think the best course of action would be from rock bottom, it would be to work out.
Move your body in some form for five days per week, for 30 minutes. Don’t get bogged down with the detail, even a 30 minute walk would be brilliant. And make that your ONLY goal. If you come back from the walk and still drink alcohol that night, or eat too much, don’t worry about it. Just continue with your ONE goal of 30 minutes of movement, 5 days per week.
I promise you good things will come to you if you do just that. Motion creates emotion, you’ll start to make progress and progress is what motivates us to move forward.
You might enjoy this podcast episode: Episode 24: How To Go From Feeling Bad To Feeling Good After A Few Tough Years
All my love,
Jessica Cooke X