What is it about Tuesdays in lockdown?
Tuesdays are the most difficult for me in the lockdown (technically, as the cases are still on the rise personally I am in lockdown mode). I am so lucky I work in mental health and started training with positive psychology, resilience and bereavement studies. Sounds odd, however those three areas of psychology teach us to prepare for hard times in the good times – which is what I have been doing for quite a while now.
On Tuesdays, I am kind and grateful for everything, but I do keep busy not to allow my mind to wander and ruminate. If you need to rest, rest. But if you are starting to spiral down the dark corridor of thoughts, keep active – do things you like, even if you don’t feel like it now.
I spent my lunch going through my wardrobe, minimising the amount of stuff and preparing for autumn of mainly working from home. Fashion and I are not friends so clothes are a nuisance for me – if I can get away with it I actually copy Steve Jobs and normally go for a black top and jeans (I know, outrageous ;)) but why are women expected to be always on the top of the fashion charts and men can get away with minimal wear?!). I do wear them with style and spend seconds deciding in the morning, mind you.
Now, as a result, my wardrobe is tidy, clean and spacious again. I feel less sad, quite OK actually, and very pleased with the results. Tuesdays are hard for me, but there’s always Wednesday next and I look forward to a walk with an inspiring lady tomorrow.
It’s OK not to be OK, but it’s a bit easier if we try to get a bit better.