In a time where there is a week or a day for anything and everything, mental health awareness week really is an important time to reflect and try to look after yourself. It is a tough thing to do, but no one else can do it but you. It is not selfish and it is not wrong – it is absolutely essential and is more important now than it has ever been.
We are obviously restricted as to what we can do and where we can do it at present, but try to find something in your day to make you feel more like you. It won’t be long (hopefully) before we are playing sport, watching gigs, going to the cinema, having meals out – whatever your penchant is – but in the meantime, look after yourselves.
I took a picture of my boy looking out to sea yesterday and having a quiet moment to think. When I asked him what he was thinking about he said, seeing his school mates and getting back to playing football and cricket – simple things but important to him.
Look after yourselves and look out for one another, as you never know who is going through what.