How To Go From Feeling Bad, To Feeling Good, During Lockdown #3

When I first closed down the gym way back in March, I admit I spent the first 6 nights drinking. I had an excuse to, and I thought I would seek comfort from the alcohol and the drunken chats you have that you think have meaning but they don’t really, not when it comes to serious stuff

So on day 6 I turned around to Joe (my husband and Inspire colleague) and said to him, ‘Joe I am at a crossroads here. I can stand up and be a leader or I can get drunk and watch this pass’. I get emotional as I write this as I am happy to say I chose the path right for me, and here I am with a thriving online business, getting to serve clients who are now so dear to me. That is not to say the path has not been tough with bumps along the way.

I’m telling you this story to talk to you directly, if you are someone who is now at those crossroads. Feeling awful, eating and drinking and knowing, secretly, you don’t really want to. That there is a better, more calm and steady path out there for you.

The actions you are taking now are all going to add up to the person who emerges out of lockdown. When this all ends, who do you want to be? Are you going to have a serious drinking problem? Health issues? An addiction to comfort food?

Do you want to feel good if you decide to go on holiday? Are you slowly but surely turning into a stressball, with high blood pressure and heart palpitations?

I had a complete nervous breakdown in my twenties, and when you go through hell and back, you never want to go back there. And all those lessons that I learned, I’ve now turned into my life mission, to help women feel good, from the inside out.

If you are currently doing things now that are making you unhappy, here’s how I would approach it, to slowly but surely start to feel good.

Start off with having a set time to go to bed and to wake up. I recommend bed at 10:30pm and getting up no later than 8am;

Go for a 30 minute walk every day;

Drink 2 litres of water every day;

Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner.

When you have done one week of the above here’s what I would add:

Workout for 30 minutes 3-5 times per week;

Give up mid-week alcohol and junk food.

After one week of that, you will start to feel good. That is two weeks in total. You’ll feel bad the first couple of weeks. you will suffer withdrawal symptoms. Many people think they will start sleeping really well. In fact, you’ll sleep really badly, sweat a lot and have nightmares.

Do the above, go through the bad sleep and the feeling utterly awful and after two weeks, you will start to feel really, really good.

Like always, I hope this helps. I love to help women feel really good from the inside out. It is my life’s mission. Comment below if you’ve any questions or just want to say hi. Go to the free tools section of my website to grab lots of free stuff by clicking here.

About the author 

Jessica Cooke

Over 7000+ successful women over 40 have benefitted from going through my Thrive Coaching Program since 2008.

When I'm not coaching, I love spending time with my family, playing pickleball, and reading. Every chance I can get, I'll take my two Miniature Schnauzers, Buster and Ozzy for a walk in nature.

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