With people being forced to stay at home these uncertain times, we are beginning to see people take to social media. People need to express themselves and the internet is a good way to social distance while yet feeling closer to people. After all, humans are social animals.
While this has been helpful to many, we’ve also realized how many people are taking to sharing information about their routines and productivity during these uncertain times.
This is a low time for many and it’s reasonable to understand how this might bring down the spirit of someone currently impacted by the pandemic. For instance, we’ve read the news of a number of layoffs lately, not to mention those battling with their mental health in a time when it may feel like they are all alone.
You are not alone.
We felt the need to mention that you are not alone. You do not need to have it all figured out. This is a time of great uncertainty. While it may appear as though every other person… Better put, every other person on Instagram or on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and so on have their lives all figured, their bank accounts sorted with their emergency savings, remember: You are You. And they are Not You.
Do you need to have a routine?
No, you don’t. You don’t have to have it all figured out. You don’t have to wake up at a certain time to take a quick run. Meditate at 8:00 AM. Shower at a certain time and have the perfect fitness routine.
While these are good habits to have especially now to maintain good mental health. You also don’t have to beat yourself up if you aren’t in the right frame of mind to do something at a specific time. You can choose to sleep in and then have a quick exercise when you are in a lighter mood during the day. Perfection is something we all crave for, but does it really exist?
If we were all perfect, then what would we be working for? Wouldn’t we have had it all? What will be worth fighting for?
Remember, you are only getting a glimpse of every other person’s reality. We love to share our best selves. Our best days. But we all have bad days. And if this period in time is hitting you hard. If COVID-19 has really created a big ball of uncertainty, remember that we are all being affected in one way or the other. Some people just more than others and you have the right to figure things out gradually. You have the right to really introspect. The right to heal at your own pace.
It will get better when it will. It’s going to be okay just soon enough.
There is the saying that everything that has a beginning, equally has an end. The coronavirus is going to have an end. Presently, we might not know when, but we can be hopeful knowing that this too will pass.
There have been a number of recessions in the past and one thing in common is that there was an end at some point and the economy grew. We couldn’t have expected that things would have taken a downturn as it has. But, we can stay positive knowing that this will pass. Bill Gates believes the economy will get better too.
You might have it all figured out better than you think.
People are starting to bring up business ideas during this pandemic. Some because they have been motivated with the current happenings, others because they have seen a need and have a better idea. Even if you have lost your job due to the global pandemic, you may be headed towards your next big thing. You just have some few days, weeks or more to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
While you don’t have to rush into anything at the moment because simply, that’s what this post is about – if you must, write out a list of what you may want to do even if it looks like you have no clue what’s next. Keep ticking through each point. Is it feasible? Is it too cost effective that makes it difficult to implement? Is it worth it?
As simple as this may seem, simply clearing your head or thinking out loud may be helpful in the long run to identify something worth pursuing. And you’ll be much surprised.
So the question is: will you stay positive even with everything going on? Share with us in the comment section below. Remember, we are in this together. If you need help with anything, feel free to contact us. Remember to subscribe to our blog to stay connected.