Can we please take a moment to understand that we’re being forced to adjust to something that is unprecedented for many of us?
As the numbers surge daily, we as humans that are alive today are being exposed to something that is changing and will continue to change us. Even as we calm ourselves, look towards the logic, and breathe through this, subconsciously, we’re internalizing many thoughts and feelings that will take a toll on our mental, emotional and physical well being.
During this time, some people will react, some may withdraw. Some will feel lethargic, others restless. Some of us will eat our feelings, others will lose their appetite altogether. Some of us will forget to sleep, others won’t be able to get out of bed.
Given the knowledge of the uncertainty that we’re feeling, please, if anything, show each other some empathy. Be considerate, be understanding. Refrain from pointing out someone’s physical appearance, or how they’re not their usual selves. No one is their usual self right now. It takes courage to keep on during this time.
So instead of pointing out what’s falling apart about a person, especially when more often than not, we already know when we’re derailing a bit, use this time to applaud the fact that they’re still here, still finding ways to stay human and taking care of not only ourselves, our close ones but those around us.
And remember that as we fall apart, the shedding of some layers may reveal parts of you that might bring you closer to your personal truth. You might be surprised by what you find. Now is the time to let yourself flow.