Do you want to know why you’re so tired right now even though your daily activity might have decreased? It’s a response to trauma. You can’t fight the virus physically, and you can’t run away from it, so your body is going into shutdown mode. The only coping strategy left is avoidance. So, be kind to your body who needs a few extra naps right now. That’s okay! You’re processing a lot (even if it isn’t consciously), and worrying a lot. Be physically active to reduce the stress, but don’t force it. You’re coping and you’re healing…every damn day during this crisis. Understand that your “ perceived weaknesses”, your “perceived failings”, your lack of technological prowess is all due to the crisis. You’re not your usual self! Use the five questions below to help heal you every day to protect your physical and mental health.
It is really, really important. Promise me you’ll try? Remember, you won’t be perfect with the five questions, and please remember, YOU WONT BE PERFECT WITH DISTANT LEARNING EITHER so cut yourself some slack. Accept our present level of distant learning novice…and whose fault is that? COVID-19!!!! Do what you can with distant learning. It won’t be perfect and THAT’S OK!