Lockdown – listening out…

Back in Lockdown.

A big obstacle, huge, disruptive and very restrictive. This isn’t going to delve into the whys and frustrations (edit: There are many but one for another day!) but rather a look at sourcing help from where we left the last one.

Amongst the great uncertainly, I made some really good connections during the last lockdown, looking at the many ways in which people were getting through it. It is bloody tough & I’ve tried to look at those examples from last time, from innovative home workouts to using various objects to get your exercise in, even more valuable considering the conditions outside now.

BUT there is also the importance of reflecting on mental health which, from my observation, there was a serious lack of support at the start of the 1st lockdown and something that should be higher on the agenda. I think one of the reasons why I looked for how others were doing or sharing coping mechanisms was to try see who was in a similar situation and to try many habits that others were finding helpful. It can be difficult to express how this is making you feel and that’s ok, but there is help out there, talk to friends or family and there will be someone to listen.

Published by Matt Elson

Bringing you the latest in not only my personal journal into the world of disability Bodybuilding, but a discovery into latest events, profiles, news and promoting awareness of this great sport Based in Bristol in the UK, I’ve been competing in Disability Bodybuilding for the last 3 years in a journey which has taken me all over the country to national, international & world championships and I am so so grateful for that opportunity that had changed my life. Living with Cerebal Palsy has its challenges, but everyone has their individual hurdles to negotiate. Gaining strength both physically & mentally and adapting to the surrounding is all part of this journey. This is a mission to raise awareness, to promote our great category to develop opportunities for others. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss more!

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