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  • Louise Coughlin

Lockdown delight

I've been feeling a bit unmotivated this last week. While I have forced myself to exercise I've not enjoyed it. Today I set off with the intention of a short run but I just kept going, and going. I came home thrilled with what I'd done and decided today was going to be a good day.

I had a really positive session with a client followed by a surprise delivery of a bottle of champagne from a trainee psychologist who I supervised thanking me for my support in helping her become qualified.

It is these things that keep me strong. The champagne of course was a lovely gift but the kind words that accompanied it meant so much. It reminded me of a client who told me she was sending weekly cards to people during lockdown and it prompted me to send a card to someone. Acts of kindness spread further kindness both towards other people and towards ourselves. I have stopped berating myself for my lack of enthusiasm. I am only human, I am looking after myself, I can't be upbeat all the time but I can give myself a pat on the back for my achievements.

I was right today is a good it too early to open the fizz?

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