Let’s be honest, we’re all currently feeling a little crappy.
In the last week, I have gone through feelings and emotions that I have never experienced before. I didn’t know how to handle or process the emotions I was experiencing, and it affected the people around me. Everything that is happening in the world with Coronavirus makes me feel sad. People are dying, there is a strain on the NHS and a vaccine is at least a year away. With all that in mind, I am angry at myself for feeling the way I did. I know I was being pathetic, selfish and not considering the what is happening around us. Basically, I was being a selfish so and so for not being able to celebrate my birthday, go to Paris or see my boyfriend. I was and still am so disappointed in myself.
But I don’t think that these feelings are limited to myself. When I spoke to other people about this, particularly women, said they were experiencing similar feelings of unsettlement, uncertainty and frustration. This is human nature at its peak. We’re experiencing not just once in a generation situation, but probably once in a century, so we’re learning how to process these feelings. Let’s make sure we’re being kind. Considering how people are feeling and try not to get frustrated and angry at each other. This pandemic is going to go on for a while, but we can get through it with kindness and compassion.
Relationships are going to be strained. Not just romantic but families and friends. There’s a chance you won’t see loved ones for a long time, celebrate a birthday or anniversary or go on that holiday you have booked. It might feel rubbish right now, but let’s look at the bigger picture when we’re seeing people dying, losing jobs & their livelihood and not being able to be there for loved ones when they need to.
One of the things I often hear about my writing is how they relate to it. With that in mind, I wanted to use this blog to let you know you’re not alone.
Last week I was lacking creative motivation. This came at a time when creativity should be at its peak. God has given us time to finish writing the novel you’ve been working on, paint, take up yoga, learn that instrument that’s been lying around for so long. I lacked motivation but now I am channelling my energy on that.
It’s my birthday on Friday and I was supposed to go to Paris. That’s (obviously) been cancelled. Over the weekend I thought I’d do something for the community, help the homeless or deliver food to the vulnerable. However, as we’re not allowed to leave our homes this isn’t going to happen. So, what else can I do? Any suggestions would be welcome.
Over the next few posts, I’m going to discuss the above feelings and emotions around Coronavirus in more detail. How we’re feeling if we’re dating someone and not able to see them, creativity, how we’re fearing for the elderly and how we’re going to handle working from home for the foreseeable future. Plus, other thoughts and feelings. If there’s anything you would like me to discuss, drop me an email at email@example.com.
So stay tuned for my next post!
I’ll leave you with an anonymous quote:
“Don’t forget you’re human. It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out. Then refocus on where you’re headed”
Stay safe. Stay at home. Call your loved ones and look after yourselves x