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10 Daily Pandemic Reminders

By, Stephanie Mitton

I don’t know about you… but in our current situation (a.k.a. the global pandemic), sometimes I need a reminder of what is fact and what is fiction. The lies we tell ourselves can be so loud, “you are not doing anything well, this will NEVER end, if I could just do X better it would all be fine”. We are living in an unprecedented situation; it is hard because it IS hard.

So, I made a list to help me remember some “truths”. I wanted to share them with you in case you find them helpful too!

10 Daily Pandemic Reminders

  1. It’s a pandemic… be kind to yourself!!!

  2. Prioritize… what REALLY matters?

  3. Expectations… lower them… change them… it’s a pandemic people!

  4. You CAN’T do everything you are being asked to do right now… It isn't rational, it’s hard and seems impossible… because it is NOT rational… it’s a pandemic!

  5. You CAN still say no and set boundaries.

  6. Do your best, your best is different now and that is okay!

  7. The most unselfish thing you can do is still take time for selfcare! Your mental and physical health are #1!

  8. It’s physical distancing not isolation - stay connected!

  9. There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for… mindfulness matters #gratitudegame.

  10. You are smart, kind, beautiful and LOVED! You are enough and YOU have value!!!

Final thoughts, you got this and we CAN do this!

“If you feel like you’re struggling, at least that means you’re fighting, and you should be proud of yourself for that.”

- Jennifer M. Heemstra, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emory University

What else would you add to this list? Please share in the comments below!

*P.S. You can get a printable of this list here.

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