Talking is often the first step to recovery, but many of us may feel we are failing if we admit to feeling low, depressed, or anxious.
We could all say “to hell with self-nurture right now – let’s eat crisps and drink wine”, and that, of course, is an individual’s choice. However, this challenging time will eventually pass and I for one, want to get through it and come out on the other side, along with my family and friends, as mentally and physically healthy as I possibly can be. So for me, self-nurture remains a priority.
In times of uncertainty or darkness, we often look for light, guidance, or support; something to help us navigate unchartered waters. A familiar, recognizable beacon easily visible amongst the darkness. I have used the analogy of the lighthouse as a metaphor during challenging times and have recently considered the question: what is my lighthouse right now, my go-to, my support?