Coping During Uncertainty

Are you trying to cope with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic while living your life? If so, you’re not alone. Feelings surrounding not knowing what lies ahead, what information is true, worries about underlying health concerns, or the loss of financial security — these are valid feelings and you are not alone.

We can find a way to get through these tough times, bit by small bit. That’s the only way. How you respond may begin as early as you wake up.

As I write this, COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our lives. I want to share with you and help you to get thru these unprecedented hard times now. To deal with the inevitable ups and downs that can happen in a day, an hour or even in a few minutes. I experience these, as well as clients, friends, and family that I know. We can find a way to get through these uncertainties, BIT BY SMALL BIT. That’s the only way.

A very odd coincidence is that my next book was going to be “Self-Care in the Hard Times”. My idea of the hard times was nothing like a pandemic. It was more the usual, but very difficult times like loss, recuperating physically and emotionally from an injury or treatment, dealing with a bad diagnosis, and more. Now we find ourselves in a worldwide crisis and I am looking for ways for all of us find strength through each day.

A simple way to be kind to yourself when you wake up:

When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself what small thing could I do RIGHT NOW, that would nourish me and help me get through this day? It’s not just something to do – like exercise, meditate, etc. IT’S AS SIMPLE AS

    • Saying a kind word to yourself
    • Looking out the window at a flower or a bird flying by
    • Taking 5 minutes to stretch

Even though I am writing about something to do in the morning, remember that you can do use these simple ways to be kind to yourself wherever you are – any time of day or night.