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.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now and many of us are feeling anxious, confused and flat-out scared.
In addition to everything we’re doing to deal with this current pandemic, we all do so much. Too much at times. We give to work and family. We manage homes, meals, pet vet appointments and still make time to lend a supportive ear to friends.
There’s a lot to be upset about in this world at times. And rightfully so. But there’s also quite a bit that gets under our skin and throws us off course that quite frankly, doesn’t deserve the attention we give it.
There’s so much we can’t control in our every day, but the more we push against some of these not-so-big-in-the grand-scheme-of-things things and let them upset us, the more they separate us from joy and break us.
Having good friends who you can vent to when you’re having a bad day, or round-up for some fun on a random weekend, is invaluable.
These days, so many of us are craving more people we can connect with. Sure, we have hundreds of social media buddies, but not a lot of the “you can call me whenever you need anything — even if it’s 4:00 am” type BFF’s.