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Mental Health Mondays – 2. Running Out of Mojo

Mojo: a quality that attracts people to you and makes you successful and full of energy (Cambridge dictionary).

What a week it has been. Suffering from COVID (or any other illness) whilst stuck at home, helpless, depending on others to bring you essentials (thank you mamma!) surely takes its toll on you.

I didn’t make it to a work event on Friday or my colleague’s wedding on Sunday. I felt guilty and sad about it, there was nothing I could do though. I had no physical or mental energy left.

My batteries ran out, completely. Walking longer than a few minutes at a time or concentrating on a task requires serious effort.

I’ve been feeling tired, unmotivated and stuck for a while now, and a week at home with COVID only amplified those feelings.

I ran out of mojo and I don’t know how to refill the pot. I’m tired of running around, always playing catch-up, worring about money, never having enough free time to see all my friends, do everything or even some of the things I’d like to do.

I often ask myself lately, why am I doing this? What can I do to feel motivated again? Am I the only one feeling like this?

This pretty much sums up my week. How’s yours been?

Oh, I did make it for a walk in Kaimakli (a Nicosia district, by the borders) on Saturday evening, since there’s a little festival going on (Pame Kaimakli Festival: Urban Playground). It felt great to be out walking about (a little bit at a time), admiring the architecture and chatting to strangers, reminiscing of childhood memories in Kaimakli, the St Barbara church and father Marios, a priest my mum used to take us to as kids I used to love, with his long beard and pony tail, and of course many memories of Kalamies tavern by dad used to work at for years. The festival is on until Wednesday, for anyone interested!

PS Thank you to all you gorgeous, loving humans who messaged not only get well wishes, but sharing how you’ve been through COVID, symptoms you had and super useful tips on recovering. It makes this blog series even more worth it and it gets us all talking about mental health, which is what this is all about!

Namaste

Eleni

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