I had hoped to jump back onto this page today with excitement, vim and vigor. A New Year! A blank slate! How do you want to feel? What do you want for yourself this year and how can you make sure you get it? Start a coaching relationship with me—it will help you achieve your goals. All of that and more.
But it turns out that is not where I am this week. I thought I would be, but alas, it was not meant to happen that way.
While I am trying not to analyze it too much, I think this is the calm after the storm. You know when there is a big frantic event and then after the dust settles you feel exhausted and spent and sometimes even sick? That is where I seem to be this week.
The holidays were amazing. Our new house is beyond wonderful. We had a great time. It all came together. It all really happened. And now? I feel somewhat like a jellyfish.
Because I recognize all of this, I am being very gentle with myself. I am not trying to feel anything other than what I feel. I am laying low. I am doing things that nourish me; reading, practicing yoga and sitting in front of my fire.
I understand the more that I let this “be” the sooner I will be back to feeling energetic. Beating myself up and trying to force myself to feel something different will only make this last longer. So I sit with it. I allow myself these days to recuperate and refresh. And I know that the peppy me will be back when the time is right.
So if you are happy and full of life, I am so glad for you. But if you aren’t or for the next time it happens–remember this. It’s ok to be low sometimes. There is nothing wrong with it. It will pass. But allowing it and even embracing it until it runs its course will help you get gently through it.
So, no promises for next week. I hope to be my old self, but if not–I will let you know where things stand. For now, I am comfy, cozy and content with feeling a bit off. Because sometimes that is just how it goes.