9 reasons you feel rubbish more often

Claire
2 min readFeb 12, 2021

We’re in a global pandemic…

Photo by Dzenina Lukac from Pexels
  1. We’re in a global pandemic
  2. We’re in a global pandemic and we’ve not experienced it before.
  3. We’re in a global pandemic and we’ve not experienced it before and it’s lasting a looooong time.
  4. We’re in a global pandemic and we’ve not experienced it before and it’s lasting a looooong time and we are separated from so much of what we’ve known before.
  5. We’re in a global pandemic and we’ve not experienced it before and it’s lasting a loooong time and we are separated from so much of what we’ve known before and there is no escape.
  6. Depending where you are in the world, you literally cannot escape. You cannot leave your local area, you cannot leave your city, you cannot leave your country. You must endure.
  7. You must endure but no one taught you how to.
  8. You must endure but no one taught you how to endure anything without escapism or diversion.
  9. You must endure but no one taught you how to sit with the discomfort; allow the frustration to build into anger and discharge through activity; wallow in self-pity without drowning in guilt; focus on what you can see and what you have and practice - because you will need to do it often to get the benefits - gratitude for all the things that came together that offer you the privilege of having a device that allows you to read this, on top of food to sustain you, clothes to protect you and shelter to keep the weather out. Whilst acknowledging this is really shit and it feels pants.

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Claire

Adventurer, word-lover, nature-enthusiast, psychotherapist, creative.