This post is a transcript from a video which can be found on my health coach social media accounts.
How are you doing? Sean here. Just out for a hike in the woods. I got my hiking buddy Micah with me.
I’ve been thinking about it. It’s a crazy, crazy time we’re in right now. We got the pandemic; numbers are still spiking. We’re also going into cold and flu season. So now you don’t know if you got a sniffle whether or not you have a cold or if you have Covid. Fun times. About three weeks out from the US election which is just pure pandemonium and craziness on all fronts with that. There’s still protest going on, there’s still social unrest in the world. It’s not an easy time and I get that. You might not be having an easy time yourself and nobody blames you for that.
There are a lot of people seem to be excelling during lockdown. They learned how to bake, taken up knitting, maybe changed their careers. I don’t want you to feel guilty for not doing all that or feel shame for not doing that if that’s not who you are, if that’s not where you’re at. You might have your own things going on right now. You might be having problems working from home or taking care of kids 24/7 in a virtual school environment. Maybe you lost your job. Maybe you just don’t know how to make ends meet. Maybe you don’t know how to get up in the morning and deal with all this. You need to do you, don’t judge yourself based on other people. Do what works for you because there’s no rule that says you need to come out of this better than you were going into it.
That being said though I don’t want you coming out of this worse than you were going into it. If you’re really struggling and having a hard time; maybe you’re finding it hard to get out of bed in the morning, maybe you’re suffering through depression more than you normally have in the past or maybe you’ve taken to having a few extra glasses of wine or something at the end of the night or maybe isolating yourself from people because you’re just afraid; that’s not good either. If you feel like you’re not coping well reach out to friends, reach out to family members. Keep those social connections going, you don’t have to do this all by yourself. If you really feel like it’s beyond your control seek out professional help. Talk to your doctor, talk to therapist, talk to a health coach, talk to a life coach, talk to anybody. You don’t have to go through this by yourself. Keep that balance. You don’t have to be better coming out of this but you also don’t want to be worse and we are going to get through this. It’s inevitable that we will get through this. I don’t know exactly when, until then I’m going to keep hiking.
I hope you’re doing well, I hope you’re safe, I hope you’re wearing a mask. I got mine on but there’s nobody around me.
I’ll talk to you soon.