We are edging our way out of lockdown. For some, it has been a gravely difficult time. For others, it has been an opportunity to reconnect with homelife and find their footing again.
Some have been devastatingly affected by the virus, facing the enormity of this pandemic from the front-line. For others, it has been a strange melee of emotions and experiences.
2020 has not only brought us a life-threatening virus, but we are facing so many other ongoing ordeals.
Protests…job losses…money worries….furlough…the fear of coming out of isolation…deliberating about sending children back to school…preparing to return to work…
Whatever your experience of 2020 so far, there is no denying that we have all been on an emotional journey. All our lives were forced to change in such a short space of time and the transformations keep on coming.
We are creeping our way back to normality but it’s OK if you still feel broken and lost. This pandemic has cracked our world into pieces, but slowly, day by day, it will heal. And we all will too.
You may not see it now, but 2020 has taken us all on an emotional journey. A voyage of self-discovery, inner-awareness, and spiritual awakening. It has broken us down and rebuilt us stronger and more formidable than before.
Even if you don’t see realise it at the time, everything you live through prepares you for what is to come. If you are still navigating your way through your emotions, then remember:
Stop. Take some time out for you and keep things simple. Strip your life back to basics by eating well, sleeping well and hydrating. Allow yourself the time you need to recover, heal, and bounce back.
You are not alone. Never in our lifetimes have we all experienced the same event on a global level. This worldwide disaster has united us all together in unprecedented ways. Reach out and get support if you need it. There is no shame in asking for help and there are always people willing to hold your hand when you need it.
Focus. The big picture may be a bit overwhelming right now. There is still so much change and confusing information being forced into our brains. Turn off the news, zone-in and focus on your immediate story. Take some time to reconnect with yourself and ensure that you just take one step at a time.
Stay strong, the better days are coming and they are just over the horizon.