As we are well in the 5th month of this pandemic, the impact continues. Depression, anxiety, lack of motivation and inspiration, lost jobs, lost homes, and lost loved ones. Here are a few ways to help you move through the funk.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, feeling unmotivated, and uninspired you need to lift your spirits:
- Seek professional resources if necessary.
- Write down 10 uplifting things you can do, put in a bowl and draw 3 out each day to do, such as: go for a walk, take a 20-minute nap or mediation, take a bath, do a creative activity, journal for 20 minutes, watch a funny movie or video.
If you have lost your job and/or your home, you need action which is the antidote to fear:
- Assess all aspects of your current finances. This will give you a clear picture of your situation.
- Assess possible resources to get you through this phase… temporary income, temporary housing with a friend, etc.
- Every morning, make a list of 7 things to do that day to find new employment or generate income in other ways, or find new housing. Such as: call 3 people for leads or ideas, research a new skill to learn, send 5 resumes out that day, call 3 friends who may need roommates, spend one hour brainstorming new ideas for income either short term or long term.
- Do #2 in the list above to lift your spirits and stay motivated.
If you have lost a loved one, you need comfort:
- Give yourself permission to grieve.
- Surround yourself with comforting people, objects, music, books, pets.
- Call in your guides and angels to comfort you, go to a religious or spiritual source for nurturing.
- Feel your feelings as they come up.
- Do #2 in the list above to lift your spirits.
As I have been saying, this is a time when we will be creating community to survive and thrive. Seek out community to support you during this time, to help you accomplish your goals and meet your needs. Reciprocate as needed. And remember, nothing stays the same.