You can’t pour water for anyone else or quench your own thirst if your cup is already empty. With a global pandemic that has been draining as people try to isolate, work, study, navigate friendships, protest, adjust to change, and do so much more in, we’ve all been doing a lot. This pandemic has been a bit like turning up the heat and unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t adjust how much water they were drinking every day or how much they attended to themselves and their own needs throughout it.
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What are you going to do to make sure that your everyday life has actually found a new normal, one that is conscious of issues that impact lives outside of your own? Because is the only way to make this a lasting change and it starts at the individual level with every single one of us. It starts with you.
I’ve got a reminder. Though for a lot of people, it may feel like there are so many things cancelled, not everything is. Right now some people are feeling unsafe, we’re missing sports, friends and in person classes, graduations, birthdays, mother’s day that just passed, and so much more. So here’s a reminder of a few things that are not cancelled if you’re open to them.
Have you ever been injured in a way that parts of your body or your mind forgot how to do something the way it used to? The way our world exists right now—especially our nation—we are within the boundaries of both conditions.
Right now, the question we’re wondering about isn’t if they will happen, but rather how they will happen and change as we move forward. And the uncertainty of the answer is something I’m not particularly fond of facing. Sure, some of it can be exciting. But a lot of it brings me a whole lot of anxiety that I don’t like.
These days, there’s been a redefinition of what it means to “need” something. Or someone. If we can stay away from each other, find other ways to connect, and actually shelter in place then we might have more control than we think. At least, that’s only if we do these things.
If people feel they’re stuck in their homes and can’t go anywhere, what else is there to do?Well, it just so happens that I’ve decided to compile a small list for you, because well… I’m stuck too and I figured, why not. So, check this out.
That might actually be our biggest problem when it comes to such a pandemic: we don’t know when or where or how things are happening and well, it hasn’t happened recently. We have no timeline and no realistic expectations—it’s not that this is the scariest part. Logically, maybe it’s not scary at all.