I don’t think anyone have missed that there is a pandemic going on in the world right now. It’s almost like everything else is all gone and all that is on focus is the Corona virus, also known as COVID- 19. The one virus that has put the whole world on pause right now...
schools cancelled, big sports events, concerts, celebrations, weddings, even funerals.
Everything is just cancelled.
It’s all so weird, it feels like it’s not real. This is something that you just read about in the history books in school or hear your grandparents tell about, how they lived through a pandemic.
But now it’s our reality. We are all in the middle of it, and we have to cope with it and learn how to deal with it.
Everything will be different after it’s over.
Everyone keeps saying how they can’t wait until things go back to normal. But the normal doesn’t exist anymore. There is going to be a new normal that we will have to get used to...
I think it’s been 6-7 weeks now? I don’t even know. Lost track of how long it’s been going on. We keep hearing “two more weeks”, but that has been said over and over so there is still no end in sight.
I think that’s the part that stresses most people, because I think most of us function in the way that we like having a end goal that we can work towards. But there is no end to look forward to right now, because it’s so uncertain when it will happen.
I saw one of Mel Robbins daily videos on Facebook and she suggested that everyone writes down a date for when you personally think it will be over.
A lot of people wrote May 1st, June 1st etc.
I wrote June 1st.
It feels little bit better to have a date set. It’s okay it hasn’t ended by then, but it gives little bit hope, little bit to look forward to and helps me with goal setting.
I recommend you to do the same if you think it will make you feel little bit better.
One thing that I personally struggle with, is that I love having things to look forward to, things that I have planned on doing.
It can be a concert, road trip, travel or something else fun.
I already had a whole week planned out in March during my birthday week, I was suppose to go to Washington DC, then Florida and Disney world and relax on the beach. Had to cancel everything...
I plan on doing those things later on now instead, and other travels too but the hard part is knowing WHEN?!!
I can plan all I want and it’s fun and exciting but then it takes a stop. Because there’s no dates to put in there.
I’m sure a lot of you also had to cancel things and still have to cancel future plans. And it sucks and it’s okay to feel sad about it. It’s okay to feel angry and frustrated. Even if other people have it worse, your feelings are valid.
I have to remind myself of that everyday.
Okay now on to more positivity. I luckily live in a place that is surrounded by nature and beautiful mountains which means I can still go outside and enjoy the fresh air, soak in the sun and move my body by hiking or taking walks. I love it and I appreciate it so much more right now.
Went out to emigration Canyon today with Mt host family. So beautiful with the lake!!!