How are you doing? Before you say, “fine” or “OK,” we want to tell you, it’s alright if you’re not.
It’s a weird and confusing time, and if you’re like us, chances are you don’t feel 100% like yourself these days. On the outside, you might try to carry on like business as usual, especially around family and friends. But on the inside things might feel a little off.
In these uncertain times, it’s all too tempting to hop online and shop for new spring clothes or something to spruce up your house.
While spending can give you an emotional lift for a fleeting moment, saving, and knowing you have money in the bank, can give you long-lasting feelings of security and empowerment.
We don’t know about you, but over here on Team Savvy, we’ve been consuming far more news and social media than usual. While it’s important to be in the know, too much information can cause us to fall down a rabbit hole of fear, anxiety, and overwhelm.
If you’re feeling like you could use a break, try swapping at least some of your news and social media for something more feel-good.
Have you gone down the rabbit hole lately, reading every horrible news story and listening to your worst-case scenario storytelling friend about the tense times we’re in?
Spend enough hours catching up on the state of affairs, and you’ll probably want to curl up in a ball on your couch and never get off!
We don’t have to tell you this, but life is pretty much up in the air right now … for all of us.
No one knows when work will start again, when your kids will go back to school, when you can go on vacation or gather together with friends for celebrations.
No one knows when life will feel normal again.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.” — Oprah
When the world feels scary, or we’re just trying to get through our day-to-day, it can be challenging to see all the good that’s happening in our lives. Or worse, it can feel like there isn’t anything good!
Do you have something on your to-do list that as much as you intend to conquer, it just keeps getting moved over from one day or week to the next?
You know, the stuff you really want to get around to, but never seem to find time for — or it just doesn’t sound quite as good as binging your favorite Netflix show?
We know a lot of you are spending far more time than usual with your significant others these days — perhaps too much time to not get on each other’s nerves.
All those annoyances can add up, to the point where you want to say something to your partner … about leaving piles of dirty clothes around the house, procrastinating on filling out that important paperwork, or whatever it is that’s basically driving you batty.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now and no matter how Zen we strive to be no one’s immune to feeling fear and overwhelm.
But fortunately, there are some amazing (and quite simple) things we can do to help us through it.