26th March, 2020 – Thursday
I know what you’re thinking; another post on the COVID – 19. Ughh. It’s frustrating when this is probably everyone hears, talks about or knows now. It’s especially hard when you’re forced to stay at home because you’re supposed to isolate yourself from others, your plans for the summer are cancelled. I just want to say, I understand and you’re not alone. When I first heard about social distancing, I won’t lie, my introverted self leaped with joy. This is supposed to be my dream come true right? But it doesn’t feel like that anymore seeing the pain, suffering and sadness in the world. There’s so much uncertainty right now and going out now seems like the thing of the past.
But this post is not to discourage you at all, I wanted to say you’re not alone in these strange strange days, there are millions in the world who are feeling the same thing and we’re all going to get through this together. I know it feels like forever but hold on for a little but because before you know, you’ll be able to go outside and meet friends, family and once again, I’ll be screaming to go back home.
If you’re feeling sad, here are some pointers which might make you feel better;
1 Acknowledge your feelings : It’s okay to feel sad, lonely, scared and worried. Don’t ignore these feelings because they’re valid and understandable. The first step is to allow yourself to process what is happening and allow yourself to feel all these scary emotions.
2. Talk to friends, family : Remember you’re not alone in this, talk to friends and family and let them know how you’re feeling. Just staying connected will help you get through these days. Have video chats, trust me they’ll make you feel better.
3. Find new hobbies : There are so many things to do at home from reading books, maybe even start a blog, cook. Do things that will make you happy and will take your mind off everything that is happening.
4. Remember you’re not going through this alone : We’re all at home, not allowed to get out and going a little crazy.
WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER………FROM OUR SEPARATE HOMES
Have a wonderful day,
A Shy Introvert 🙂