Laura Henshaw has a timely reminder for anyone missing motivation in lockdown

“These times are tough, but we will get through together"

July 28 2020

Mustering the motivation to get off the couch can be hard at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Cardio? Yeah, nah. But rest assured, it’s totally normal to be feeling more ‘meh’ than motivated right now - just ask Laura Henshaw.

Even though the 26-year-old works in the fitness industry (no doubt, you’ve heard of Keep It Cleaner, the app she shares with her bestie Steph Claire Smith,) she’s been letting some of her healthy habits slide lately. (Same, girl. Same.) 

“This lockdown seems more difficult than the last,” she wrote on Instagram. “I can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but it has been harder to stay motivated and positive.” 

My favourite t-shirt and a reminder to anyone who needs it right now ❤️. This lockdown seems more difficult than the last. I can't pinpoint the exact reason, but it has been harder to stay motivated and positive. So many people are going through so much hardship and my heart is so heavy for every one of you. I was chatting to someone a few weeks ago who is going through one of the hardest things she has ever been through, but she continued to repeat to me that she was actually lucky and should be grateful because there are those worse off. This was so sad for me to hear and I think it is something a lot of us are experiencing. We aren't letting ourselves feel things properly or work through them for ourselves because we feel guilty. I wanted to remind you, that is is ok to be sad and ask for help or reach out even if you feel you haven't been through 'enough' to do so. These times are tough, but we will get through together. Remember next time you check on your loved ones, that you check on yourself too. ❤️

“So many people are going through so much hardship and my heart is so heavy for every one of you. I was chatting to someone a few weeks ago who is going through one of the hardest things she has ever been through, but she continued to repeat to me that she was actually lucky and should be grateful because there are those worse off.”

While Laura admits she was “so sad” to hear her friend struggle, she recognises that many of us are in this same boat.

“We aren’t letting ourselves feel things properly or work through them for ourselves because we feel guilty,” she continued. “I wanted to remind you, that is ok to be sad and ask for help or reach out even if you feel you haven’t been through ‘enough’ to do so.”

Laura’s advice for those looking to flick the funk they are in? Realise that it’s all part of the process. And, as with most things, know this too will pass.

“Remember next time you check on your loved ones, that you check on yourself too. ❤️,” she wrapped up the post. “These times are tough, but we will get through together.”

Image source: Instagram

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