Good morning Everyone, happy Monday… Let’s get real for a minute. Is anyone else completely sick of the pandemic? I mean, How many times has it been said this year that 2020 has really been a hell of a year? With all of our worlds that have been turned upside down. Staying positive has become more of a challenge for a lot of us this year, as opportunities, plans and excitements went out of the window. Then, just when things are starting to return to normal (well, the new normal), we entered a new lockdown.
The past few days, I have realised something really important.
It is really easy to allow yourself to become filled with negativity over the things that we really cannot control. How true is that?
I mean, with so much negativity going on in the world, it does put a downer on us all. That is without even mentioning are normal stresses that we tend to have in our day to day lives. So a new lockdown just adds to that really.
It really won’t last together.
We may not know how long the pandemic will last, or when we will go back to an actual normal, but one thing that is for certain, and something we should all remember when ever we feel down or disheartened by the current events, is that it really will not last forever.
It might seem like there is no end in sight right now, especially with the UK numbers rising again daily. The new lockdown is supposedly 4 weeks but who knows. All we do know is one day there will be a vaccine. The pandemic will be a distant memory!
This year will never be forgotten.
With that being said, one this is for certain, 2020 will be a year that is never forgotten for anyone. The truth of it is. We are currently writing history. In years to come, we will be telling our children and future grandchildren about the events that we have seen unveil.
Just like the war, the Coronavirus has made history.
You can do this, You are strong, and you’ve already got through the first one! The new one is no different.
Now that we are into the colder months, we are facing the winter morning & dark evenings which without a doubt does not help are moods. We may find this lockdown to be even tougher this time round.
No matter how grey and miserable the weather is you can make any day a good day. Use your strengths to create a day that you want to have. Surround yourself with colour and creativity.
Do all of the things that make you happy and get you through the day. Because looking after you is the most important thing.
Learn from the last lockdown, and stop pressuring yourself to be productive.
Last time we had lockdown, I noticed alot of people that were struggling to be productive. Mainly because they were filling themselves with to many expectations to fulfil great things during the lockdown period. Now don’t get me wrong. Creating goals, keeping busy, and achieving new things is something I completely believe in. However these goals still need to be reasonable and appropriate to you.
Stop creating impossible to reach goals! instead Dream big, and work to milestones!
Keep in touch with your loved ones.
It is very true that we can get through anything, as long as we stick together, support each other and be there for one another.
Taking the time to check in with loved ones has such a positive effect on your own mental wellbeing as well as making sure that your friends and family are coping as well, which is a rather kind thing to do.
So anyway guys, Stay safe, stay strong! You have got this.
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