Navigating Coronavirus – 3 Powerful Things To Remember

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Hello Loves:

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

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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.

Related: 5 Health Benefits of Crying That Will Totally Surprise You

2. Know That This Is Temporary

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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.

Related: 4 Excellent Stress Relieving Activities To Try Right Now

3. We Are In This Together

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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,

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Stay safe and stay well. My heart is with you.

Thought of the day: We’re in this together.

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22 Comments

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    Marcie W.

    March 23, 2020

    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.

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    Ronnie E.

    March 23, 2020

    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.

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    Maryann Auger

    March 23, 2020

    Awesome tips! Thank you Sara ❤️ These tips are so needed right now

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    Christine Weis

    March 23, 2020

    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.

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    Simply healthy vegan

    March 23, 2020

    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

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    Jessica Collazo

    March 23, 2020

    I agree with you we have to take this very seriously this is not a everyday cold this is something very dangerous

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    Shahrom Martijn

    March 24, 2020

    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.

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    yana

    March 24, 2020

    great tips, be safe – it’s most important, hope this situation can be fixed asap

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    Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    March 24, 2020

    Yyyaaayyyyy! Now, this is the content I aspire to read during these times. I loved it.

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    TheSuperMomLife

    March 24, 2020

    I love these positive messages. We are all navigating something brand new and getting used to this new normal.

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    thejoyouslivingblog

    March 24, 2020

    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.

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    Fatima Torres at MTME

    March 24, 2020

    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.

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    Carmen Varner // Travel Writer

    March 24, 2020

    Totally, we ARE in this together! :]

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    Romy

    March 25, 2020

    Thanks for the encouraging words of wisdom Sara, these are exactly the kind of words we all need to hear right now

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    travelwisesr

    March 25, 2020

    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.

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    At Lifestyle Crossroads

    March 25, 2020

    Thanks for these great tips! Lockdown is stressfull, but we all need a constant reminder it´s only a temporary thing!

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    knycx

    March 25, 2020

    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

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    Mom

    March 25, 2020

    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.
    Mama

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    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    March 25, 2020

    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.

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    Lily

    March 27, 2020

    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!

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    Natalie

    March 28, 2020

    I keep reminding myself that this is just temporary. That keeps me sane.

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