Life Update: How COVID-19 effected me mentally and physically
hi lovelies! This blogpost has been on my mind for a while but I couldn’t find the time yet to write it all down. I don’t think I can explain everything in words, but I will try as much as I can. So, COVID came last year. This had major effect on me, I think more then I thought it would be. I am a very creative person and I need to feel alive. I love connecting with people and all these things weren’t really possible during the lockdowns. I tried to stay really positive, focusing on the good things in life: daily walks, time to recreate my home and I focused on staying close with my friends. We had dinner together and that was all so fun!
In the long term, the experience of COVID and the constant anxious feeling of getting sick took a bit of my smile away. I was always really excited about life and I saw the good in everything. I still do, but it has changed me. It teaches me that life isn’t always good and without worries. I noticed that I wasn’t moving my body anymore, I didn’t feel like working out at home because I missed being around people at the gym. I did go for a daily run in the morning, but it was hard to focus on eating the right foods for my body. As you might know I eat plant-based and gluten-free. Because of the anxious feelings I had, I starting to eat gluten again and lots of chocolate. I felt lonely, scared and anxious all the time. Besides I was graduating and this wasn’t helping with my anxiety. Luckily I did graduate! (Such an amazing feeling)
In the second lockdown I realized that what I felt, was totally okay. We where in this situation that nobody every experienced before. It was totally okay to feel bad. To miss all the things you are used to do. I am working at a restaurant, but unfortunately we had to close down. I couldn’t visit my family because you weren’t allowed to travel across the country. Me and my friends decided to write each other letters. This was fun! It is different and in a cute way you can stay in contact. I felt happy when I received those letters! Really supporting and I have kept a lot of them.
Right now the Netherlands is not in lockdown anymore. We still can’t visit a festival or living ‘normal’ life but I am feeling a lot better! I still feel like I am not a 100% there. But I am taking things just day by day. It really helps to talk with my friends about it and work is a great way to keep yourself busy. I have been focusing more on sleep and rest. Next week I will get my second vaccine, I am planning on going on holiday after. I am really exited about this! This short life update was something I really needed to write down!
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I really liked this 🙂 I also graduated during lockdown, and I don’t know if I’ll ever experience such a collision of conflicting emotions like I did during last summer.
Hi Julia, I can relate to this so much! It was such a weird time and I am glad that things feel a bit normal again. Hope you are well and congratulations on graduating!
Loved reading this! I had a lot of conflicting emotions as well! Some days were better than others. Hope your second vaccine shot went well, babe xx
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