I haven't seen the sun in so long, I only vaguely remember my life beyond my bedroom walls. I can only imagine the road from our front door leading to a dangerous place where the virus continues to spread. I'm a virtual being now, living inside my phone where both the noise and the silence sound louder than ever. Will I ever step outside again and go back to the life I used to have?
I apologize in advance...
I had absolutely no idea what to write about this week so I thought, "Why don't I write about uncertainty?". Isn't that just brilliant and stupid at the same time? You tell me. Haha.
I don't know how to start this and I have no clue how to carry this piece until the end. You're all probably as confused of this as I am, but that's okay. I don't understand what's going on in my mind anymore, let alone what's happening around me.
This is truly a challenging time, the first time in history that the whole world is dealing with a pandemic that has forced countries to lock their people inside their homes. Aside from the deadly virus, the economy is declining, people are losing their jobs, families are starving and we have yet to a possible end or solution to this. The more you see of the news everyday, the worse things just seem to get. The future is blurry and I don't want our vision to completely go dark.
There are so many things that are beyond our control. There are questions that we don't have the answers to yet. The uncertainty, the not knowing is scary because the places our minds can take us can truly be horrifying. While we wait and hope for things to get better, how exactly do we keep calm and ease our anxiety?
How do you deal with this?
There is no clear answer for anything right now so we shouldn't force our minds to come up with one. The only thing we know for sure is that we should stay at home. At home where we are safe. At home with our family who we want to keep safe.
Every person is different and there is no one definitely remedy to one person's anxiety. Be productive or absolutely do nothing. Workout or just watch TV while eating your favorite food. Take a bath everyday or don't take a bath for a couple of days. These things only matter depending on the person in question. What's right for you can be wrong to another person. Some people agree and some people will disagree. So, I don't know.
Just do what makes you feel sane every single day. That's the battle some of us are facing inside our homes as our front-liners face the real battle with the virus outside.
But, I will give our some tips as some sort of consolation for those reading this pointless blog...
Breathe. Don't feel like you're holding your breath waiting for your life to continue where you left off. Keep your daily routine going and try to minimize your intake of the news. Wash your hands and keep your body healthy. Read books or binge tv shows to forget about our reality for a second. Get off of social media for the majority part of your day, but still try to reach out and talk to your other friends.
We may be isolated from one another but we are all going through a rough patch. Let check in on one another and help each other through this obstacle because this will be overcame. It's tiring honestly to keep being optimistic, but we have to be strong. We have to live with the uncertainties we have now because we don't have a choice. Let's just hang in there okay?
Let's do what we can and let God do the rest.
Let's also pray that God helps those families and people who are suffering right now and let's do whatever we can to help by giving donations and encouraging other people to do so.
I would also like to share this very uplifting from Hazy Wanders about 5 Simple Ways to Help from Home During COVID-19 outbreak. You'll truly gain a newer perspective into how your small actions can help other people during this tough time.
I'm really sorry guys if I bummed you out with my post. Will make it up to your guys next time!
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