The end is in sight, but we’re not there yet. More and more people are getting vaccinated. Things are starting to open up. We are SO close, but let’s not give up or get too careless. This is a marathon and we are still running it. I think we hit our wall a ways back, so we can still push forward. Towards the finish line.
What does the finish line look like? I think it looks like a time when we can get together again with minimal risk and I think that time is coming soon, but we’re not there yet. So, I’m writing to encourage us today to continue to stay present and safe.
This has been a long tough year but things are changing. Let’s continue to keep on track for all of our safety and wellbeing.
I invite you to write today about all the things you want to do when it’s safe again. I also invite you to write about the things you realize you don’t actually miss, that maybe you are surprised that you don’t miss. And lastly, I invite you to write what things you have done to stay safe these past 12 months and what you will continue to do and what you will begin to ease up on.
If you have had COVID, write about how you will take care of yourself with any after-effects of it, how you will emotionally care for yourself around that. If you feel fine and that it doesn’t affect you- great- write about that and write about what you would do if you were to feel sad or overwhelmed.
Keeping up our mental emotional wellbeing is also a marathon- and one that doesn’t end. We must always care for ourselves emotionally- mentally, so we can be as strong as we can. We might go outdoors to a park or natural setting. We might meditate while looking at a houseplant. We might write every morning. Go to therapy. Take care of animals. Take a bath or other self care. All of these things and more are taking care of our mental emotional health. Let’s keep going with healthy emotional wellbeing.
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Take care and be well,