These are incredibly trying times. And there is so much that we can’t control, which makes it all the more stressful.
So I wanted to take a minute to share a few gentle reminders to help you through this difficult time with the coronavirus.
Deep breaths. We’re in this together.
1. Your Feelings Are Valid
It’s ok to feel what you need to feel. There is no “right way” to feel right now. You’re allowed to be sad, scared, anxious, frustrated, mad… These are your feelings and they are valid.
It’s ok to feel them, express them (with kindness and compassion for those around you, who are also struggling) and work through them as they come and go.
I hope that you know that now is the time to be gentle with yourself.
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2. Know That This Is Temporary
What we’re experiencing with the coronavirus absolutely needs to be taken seriously. Self-isolation and social distancing are the best actions that we can take as a society to relieve the burden on our health care system and flatten the curve.
But that doesn’t mean that this is easy.
So I want you to remember that this is temporary. This will eventually pass.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t struggle with this (if you’re feeling that way, re-read the last point and take a few calming breaths). I just want you to know that this is not your forever. It’s your right now. Take it one day at a time and remember that this will pass.
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3. We Are In This Together
You are not alone in this. We are cohesively experiencing this together. And, as always, we are better together.
Let’s (virtually) lean on each other, sweet friend. Kindness makes the world go round. Even when it feels like it’s stopped spinning.
Health and love,
Stay safe and stay well. My heart is with you.
Thought of the day: We’re in this together.
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These are all wonderful points to keep in mind. I have said that social distancing is not emotional distancing. We can still support one another.
This is all very important to remember! There are too many people hurting others.. we’re all in this together and must support each other through this. Even if it’s through the internet and messages, every little bit counts right now while people feel lonely and scared.
Awesome tips! Thank you Sara ❤️ These tips are so needed right now
Excellent tips! I can understand how the anxiety is high for many. All the unknowns are nerve wracking but I think it’s comforting to to know that we are ALL going through this, not just some.
Simply healthy vegan
These are all great points you have made. A lot of people are stressing out and panacking over this but they have just got to remember this is only temporary
I agree with you we have to take this very seriously this is not a everyday cold this is something very dangerous
great tips on the Covid 19. Like you said… we are all in this together.. So help each other out in this time of need.
great tips, be safe – it’s most important, hope this situation can be fixed asap
Ntensibe Edgar Michael
Yyyaaayyyyy! Now, this is the content I aspire to read during these times. I loved it.
I love these positive messages. We are all navigating something brand new and getting used to this new normal.
my favorite was “we are in this together”. the thing that bugs me the most are the people who are congregating in big crowds on beaches and hiking trails despite orders. we need everyone to work together to flatten the curve.
Fatima Torres at MTME
It’s scary to think we are all in this together, but in all of this, I wouldn’t want it any other way. We can relate and be more compassionate with each other.
Carmen Varner // Travel Writer
Totally, we ARE in this together! :]
Thanks for the encouraging words of wisdom Sara, these are exactly the kind of words we all need to hear right now
Yes it is so important not to get stressed and deep breathing is a sure way of controlling our anxiety. I too believe it is temporary and we together with discipline would be able to tackle it without any doubt.
At Lifestyle Crossroads
Thanks for these great tips! Lockdown is stressfull, but we all need a constant reminder it´s only a temporary thing!
Three strong statement and I agree with them all, it’s now a global issue that we are all in this together. However, this is temporary and we shall survive from this stronger. Thanks for he positive energy – Knycx Journeying
Thank you Sara – you always put things so nicely. I know you’ve been gently telling us this over the last while, and we so appreciate it. Even your photos are calming. So grateful for you.
Love you so much.
Angela Ricardo Bethea
Those are all amazing and important things to keep in mind and I hope people will work together during this situation. This is only temporary and it’ll get better if we work on it together.
We are all going through it in some way shape or form. We are all in this together and I hope we get some relief soon!
I keep reminding myself that this is just temporary. That keeps me sane.