You are okay. You are overwhelmed, but you are okay.
Your monotonous routine was suddenly bombarded by other factors which have been causing you the greatest anxiety. You have been unable to wake up at the crack of dawn like you usually do. Your ability to work for hours on end has significantly decreased. You think you are “falling behind.” It’s all of this and more that is scaring the living daylights out of you. You are okay.
Let me be your guiding light.
Rigid routines are just as anxiety-provoking as not having any routine at all. Striking a balance between the two is essential. You never have regrets about making decisions that prioritize your health and happiness.And if you do, you shouldn’t. Health and happiness should never be a second priority. It’s uncomfortable for you because you’re not used to it. But here you are, letting yourself try new things and feel new feelings in 2022. When you silently curse yourself for allowing so much work to pile up, remind yourself that this – “this” meaning the present moment – is a tiny, tiny drop in the vast ocean that is your life. Everything is so temporary. You are okay.
Let me also remind you that there is no such thing as “falling behind.” There are no “start” and “finish” lines in life. It’s just a wiggly and curvy path that only comes to an end when our biological selves decide to shut down. Till that point, your only job is to navigate through that path in your own time and at your own pace – free of comparison and full of self-compassion.
Rooting for you always.