Day 137: Walking (and a Bit of Blogging) Helps with Lockdown Stress

Some people need stimulation from ‘other people’ and ‘things’ to be happy (group A) and some people can be happy from just being with themselves (group B). I think we have two in each group in our house. I’m in group B so have just flown out the house for some time to myself, the only message being was that I’ll be back in an hour, but really I could probably benefit from a week on my own (I’m probably overreacting).

My brain is in overload and I’m suffering as a result. I need some time alone; some silent time to recharge.

I’ll post this now in case I read it back later and delete it. It’s important for my journey that I record how I am feeling so that I can also show the steps I took to make things better.

The funny thing is that I felt better after just 20 minutes of walking and my headache miraculously disappeared.

I scanned my list of audiobooks and switched on Rangan Chatterjee’s book The Stress Solution. I’m not listening to every word (as I’m writing this and also trying to look where I am walking), but the words he’s saying are helping.

Someone just walked by me and said ‘morning’ and I said the same back. It’s actually the afternoon, so he’s obviously been out for a while.

I might post an update later, but right now I’m just going to keep walking…

I struggled to save and post this blog so it’s been over an hour now. I’m getting a bit peckish. Time to go back home.

Until next time…


About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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7 Responses to Day 137: Walking (and a Bit of Blogging) Helps with Lockdown Stress

  1. I know how you feel honey…i’m in lock down with my husband, daughter and 2 grand children (aged 2.5 and 4 months) plus 3 Pugs. And I wonder why I cant focus on anything 😩 x

    • Thank you for understanding Vikki. Under normal circumstances I don’t think we’d be complaining. I’ve literally just crept back into the house and I’m now sitting outside with a bowl of cereal 😘x

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  3. No apologies. Everyone needs this even those in group A. Releasing pent up stress is important for us all, glad you were able to do so.

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