I think it’s ok to not be ok right now. I mean in the “safest” sense of that statement. I think it’s ok to not be ok with the feelings of being confused, in the unknown, temporarily stuck in the weirdness zone. I hope you know what I’m getting at.
There is no manual on how to feel right now. There are definitely “rules” on what TO DO/DO NOT DO right now and I hope you are all strictly adhering to these just as we are. But those damn feelings! It’s like a roller coaster. We are all wired for human connection so that’s been the biggest adjustment for us. We feel cut off from people and we need that social interaction – more than we realized. Zipadeedoodah for technology and using it safely and wisely (be educated on the platforms you choose) right now to help keep us all keeping on and somewhat connected. It’s definitely not a substitute…..we and many others still feel “out of touch” – literally.
As we all “learn to be still” in our own unique way and navigate through these feelings of “not ok”, some gifts emerge. Appreciation, opportunity and human kindness stand out for us. Celebrate the gifts you are noticing however small they may seem. Get creative in learning/practicing something you simply had no time for before, many of us have that “time” right now. In the 21 days it takes to form a “good” habit, you will have totally incorporated it into your routine!
As always, please send your heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to those working tirelessly during these challenging times. Post shout-outs on social media, be a positive force in the world, reach out to people with encouragement, phone people especially those you haven’t spoken to for a while, be informed/be respectful/be responsible/be safe, represent, be mindful and soon your feelings will undoubtedly shift to better than OK.
In closing, how about an awkward “Isolation Tale”? You may recall my story in blog #2 about our 425 sq. ft. cozy living space and how awesome my hubby and I are coping & getting along. How things change in 3 short days. Here’s our new time-out space on the lanai……..a cozy tent fort (he was guest #1):
All kidding aside, remember the healing power of laughter…………even if all you do is laugh at yourself!
Thank you for reading this to the end and for keeping yourself and others safe. Together we are so much stronger.