Some things to remember during the pandemic...

 I wanted to continue our series of why we should strive for excellence, and not perfection.

But while working on part two, I realized that now is a stressful time for all of us. The changes and challenges that the pandemic has brought upon are innumerable. Whether it is losing a job, adjusting to working from home, taking care of loved ones, online-schooling, not seeing friends or families, struggling with mental health or fatigue...the list goes on.

Answer Bank: How to cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic - CGTN

So, I think now is the perfect time to remind each and every one of you - and to say this to ourselves:

-These are TRULY valid experiences and emotions we are all facing.

-This is a time of uncertainty, change, and unpredictability. 

-There is so much going on in the world today.

-Too much news and information, including bad news/stories, is overwhelming.

-It is okay if we are 'slower' than usual. This is an unusual time to be living in.

-It is okay if work doesn't get all done today. Tomorrow awaits.

-A difficult experience or moment does not mean the entire day, week, month, etc will be horrible.

-The words you speak to yourself matter - speak with kindness.

-Learn to say no to things that are draining you now. You cannot do everything at once.

-Be kind to your body. It is the only home you will forever have.

-Know that each person is struggling in ways you might not see.

-Follow Public Health Guidelines. They may be hard, but they are for the safety of everyone.

-Your temper and mood might be vastly different these days. That's okay. But be mindful of this.

-Now is not the time to be a critical parent to yourself.

-Give other people space if they need it. You might need to take some time away from people, too.

-Find something to do for yourself that slows you down, and gives you peace.

-Clear your mind at night, and at times during the day. Your heart will thank you for it.

-Don't lose hope. This will end. When? I don't know. And that doesn't matter. Because we need to live each day for the present day. The past is in the past. The future is unknown. Today is Today.

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