How I’m Tackling January

Last night my chair suddenly (probably not suddenly but it’s lockdown and who’s actually charging their chair for adventures) became low battery with one flashing light.

I was just getting ready for bed, my chair was slowing down and the panic set. I put the speed down and tried to do as much as I could of my bedtime routine. After crawling (my chair, not me) it was obvious I wasn’t going to make it. So off I popped to my charger and sat there for half an hour whilst it charged.

As I was sitting there I was thinking about how this is a good metaphor for how I’m feeling at the moment. Usually January is harder for me anyway (as I know it is for a so many of us). But this year it’s a lot, it’s cold, we’re in our third lockdown, and the world is heavy. My battery is low. Mentally I’m ok (as ok as you can be in a pandemic and the world politically upside down). But all of these elements mean my energy is quickly zapped.

So I’m tackling January like my low battery chair, slowing the pace – shifting my routine and blitz charging when needed. Now I’ve thought about it that way, I feel less guilty and actually – it kind of makes sense…

So I thought I’d share that for anyone else who needed it, if you’re feeling similar – get your power saving mode: ON.

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