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Don’t Give Up — Keeping Hope In Tough Times

Yesterday was tough, not going to lie. 

Some days my energy levels are great, others not so much. 

I keep reminding myself to not give up and to stay hopeful. 

Here are a few things I’ve found helpful: 

  • Sleep. 
  • Knowing that eventually, it will pass.
  • Connecting with people (even seeing faces on Zoom). 
  • Calling parents and family. 
  • Going for a walk.
  • Playing games with friends online. 
  • Helping or teaching one person.

This is the time we’re all getting tested. Keep fighting. 

It’s tough, but we’ll get through it together. Don’t give up.

Comment below, how are you handling this time period?

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One response to “Don’t Give Up — Keeping Hope In Tough Times”

Reshanda Yates
April 3, 2020 at 10:01 am

Thanks SO much for this reminder. I really needed it today.

Here are a few things I’ve found have helped that might help others.

1. Acknowledge grief.

Thankfully, I haven’t lost anyone important to me during this event. Yet, I realized one day that I’m grieving for expectations, dreams, predictable life, etc.

Once I recognized the presence of this emotion (which was surprising) I felt a lot of release of anxiety just for acknowledging it and letting myself feel it.

2. Accept the learning curve.

Whenever I try something new, I usually coach myself to allow myself grace for the learning curve.

But when the world shifted, I initially put too much expectation on myself to “rise to the occassion” not recognizing that this requires as much adjusting and responsivenes, and patience as learning a new skill (and with no teacher who’s been there to guide me through).

So just recognizing that this is all new and we are all trying to figure this out helps me to relax a little and go a little easier on myself.

Hope this helps someone. We WILL get through this together.

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