Heather Nicholl sitting outoors pausing for Head SpaceFor those who know me know I am normally an upbeat kind of person, always motivated and I love to inspire others to keep focused – but sometimes I need motivated too.

This past few months over lockdown I would say 98% of the time I have stayed focused by helping to keep everyone else motivated but that 2% lately has been tested.

As a small business like everyone else, there has been so many low points, so many changes and so many barriers to overcome, its been unsettling – it’s been tough.

Speaking to a client the other evening as we ran along really put everything into perspective as she said ‘it’s ok to feel down, it’s ok to feel angry, it’s ok to have off days your own human’ & she was 100% right.

Everyone has ‘off days’ & that’s OK, use these days to do nothing just chill – take time out for yourself to refocus, recharge & do whatever you need to do to feel better but never feel guilty about having these days.

For me this past week I have felt tired, I have lacked motivation but I’ve got lots of good people around me and I’ve used them for support.

I am taking part in a daily Fitness Challenge at home with a friend who waits patiently for my snap once my Workout is complete & I have also signed up for PT sessions with Ricky @ultimate_strenght_limavady.

Ricky has always been a great support with training & nutrition on the lead up to events have taken part in over the years & I’m looking forward to getting back at it – it’s time out just for me.

So yes even though I am a fitness instructor with access to my own facilities & equipment sometimes it good to have a little time out & headspace to refocus on myself & ask for a little help to get back doing what I enjoy – Training.