Got through day 1! Mainly through checking web sites, playing on the Ipad etc yesterday evening, and just trying to distract myself. Will take the dogs for a good walk this evening.
Thanks very much to Steelfixer, Razzmattazz, Helenl and Tinkerbell for their good wishes and advice -it really DOES help!!!! Hope you are all doing OK!
So, I have this little mental image which helps:
I'm driving to a carpark in the pouring rain in the Lake District, but know that the weather forecast is for a beautiful day later. I don't want to get out of the car because I know I'll get soaked, cold and miserable, but also know it wil be worth it when the sun comes out. I think about going home, or waiting till later, but in the end I do get out of the car. I get wet and cold, and think about going back into the car. But when I'm actually out there it is not as bad as I think, and I start feeling pleasure that I stood up to the conditions and didnt chicken out. Slowly the rain eases, the sky starts to clear, and the sun starts appearing - the clouds lift and the mountains are all around me.
I'm out of the car now, pleased I got out, getting pretty wet, but I know if I can hack it for a few more days the rain will start easing off.....