We’re in the middle of a pandemic of epic proportions and recently, rioting protests. Life has turned topsy turvy for all of us in one way or another. Some of us are still in lockdown and unable to go about our usual routines. Some are working long hours, while others have lost their jobs. In fact, all of us have been affected by this – from kids to adults.
So let me ask you – How are you? Are you feeling stressed? Because I wouldn’t be surprised if you answered – Yes and Yes. It is a stressful time and full of uncertainty about everything which makes people feel less in control. I understand.
What if I asked you, “What good has come from this experience so far for you?” Could you answer with something positive? Because there’s always a positive to be found when we look for it. We just have to be open to embracing the change.
We are grieving losses nowadays and while there’s nothing I can do to change that for you, I can help you to heal your feelings about them. Little by little, we can heal. Now’s the time for the healers of this Earth to help as we transition through this time.
What used to be our normal routines are no more, although some states are opening up. Nobody knows how long this will go on and what changes are to come. But, what I do know is that when we bond together, we help each other. We unite instead of fight. We find the good.
There’s a lot to be said in more family time spent together and not being restricted by a tight schedule. I feel as if this time of transition allows for a reset in our lives. To find what really matters to us. Kindness, patience, understanding, and listening are key during this difficult time. Making connections with friends and family helps. Getting back to basics with home-cooked meals, better sleep schedules and communing with nature by getting outside in the sunshine feeds our well-being.
Here are a few ideas to take better care of you: Take a walk outside for exercise helps as well as does being out in nature. Drink more water because it’s good for you. Carve out some time for self-development, whether it’s reading or watching a podcast or writing in your journal. Start your morning with a few precious minutes of quiet, whether in mediation or prayer or in simply being present. Those few minutes will change the way your day flows because you’ll have peace to guide you. When the day is done, and you lay your head on your pillow, list all that you’re grateful for that happened during the day. Gratitude for even the smallest gifts attracts more of the same.
What have you been doing for yourself during these trying times? Do you have any tips to share? Please feel free to comment below!