This week I had my first doctors appointment in about 5 years. It’s not that I haven’t been unwell in that time period, I just like to try and solve health issues with diet or lifestyle changes before trotting off to the GP. It drives my mother nuts. This week I felt so awful I capitulated, after which I felt a total failure for not being able to resolve my health issues myself.
Then I met a good friend for coffee and a chat and everything felt different. I felt lighter. I felt more positive. I felt more capable. I’m a complete extrovert and I think I’d underestimated the damaging effects of restrictions on my mental health. Sure there’s Facebook, Instagram, Zoom, Whatsapp, Skype etc but as time goes on these ‘tools’ fill me with despair. No longer do I see them as facilitating connections, more so a case of replacing it, which I find myself having a visceral reaction to.
I’m hoping that by investing in physical meet ups with people I feel genuinely connected to my mental health will improve, thereby improving quality of sleep, which will serve to reset bodily functions that have gone ary. Having had good health beyond my reach for a while now has made it all the more precious. I wonder will we all feel the same when our healthy eco system goes the same way.
And now for this week’s sustainable living stories;
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