Sometimes this whole situation seems too crazy to be true. It can feel like this is how life always was and always will be. It’s important to remind yourself that you are going through a massive moment in history. You are living through a global pandemic.
Quite frankly, the world is in chaos right now. We can no longer live normal lives. Remember that. Remember that when you hold yourself to the same expectations you once had. You can’t. Your life has changed, and your expectations need to change with it. There is no point being hard on yourself for not achieving things that were only possible before the pandemic.
So much is now out of our control, accept that. Only control what you can. In times where everything seems to change, just focus on what you can keep the same. Make daily routines for yourself that give you comfort and structure.
Care for yourself. Do small things that make you happy. Do them when you can. There is so much to worry about, make sure you take a break from worrying.
Appreciate what you can. Everything feels like it is going wrong, I know, but find whatever you can appreciate in your life, no matter how small it is. Write them down. Remind yourself of them. Do whatever it takes to get you through this.
This is going to sound really cheesy but laugh. Afterall, you can’t be upset when you are laughing. Speak to someone who makes you laugh, watch the funniest video you’ve found, even force a fake laugh. Laughter will be a much-needed break from what you're dealing with.
Remember, this is a crazy time to be alive. You have been through a lot. Be kind to yourself and do whatever you can get to yourself through this.
Hang in there.
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