It has been a rollercoaster emotional couple of weeks.
(Note to self when I read back on this, something called- COVID-19).
I really hope you are all healthy and making it through this time.
I’ve seen myself and many of us go from panic, to high states of anxiety and stress, acceptance, attempts to find silver linings and sadness.
And then ping ponging between all of those depending on the hour of the day.
Firstly, I want you to know you are not alone if this is how you are feeling. I have been watching highly resilient entrepreneurs trying to figure this out as well.
I have found myself getting pulled into the worry and panic on food shopping and finding delivery slots -to the point I woke up at 4am to see if any were available (they weren't). Then feeling guilty for taking a slot because more vulnerable people need them and the supermarkets sorted themselves out. And then completely turning around my mood when I see positivity of everyone coming together, when I realise how grateful I am for lots of things in my life and how many ideas I have on what I can do to help at this time. So yes, ping ponging between all these emotions has been the norm for me lately.
I feel lucky that because I’ve studied personal development and growth over the last few years I have my ‘emotional survival toolkit’. I am very much aware of how I am feeling and break open the toolkit every time I one of my tools to help me stay mentally healthy deal with the current situation at hand.
It’s really important that we keep ourselves energised, open, strong and as positive as possible to support those people around us and in the community.
Don’t judge yourself for being down. Recognise it and see what you can do to pick yourself back up.
Given that you’re in this community, I believe you are someone that is strong and can be a rock and leader for others around you to ease the stress out there and take care of yourself at the same time.
To help you do this, I have created a really simple pocket size toolkit with 5 hacks from my survival toolkit you can pull up to manage different states of emotion.
Feel free to share it on social media or with anyone who you think wants to pocket it and keep it with them! Personally I think everyone should have this as it's helped in many situations :)
Leave a comment and let me know which emotion you're on today and the hack that worked for you!