The year 2020 has brought an interesting plot twist to the timeline of human existence.
We have not experienced anything like this and are still learning to adapt day-by-day.
I have chose to retreat in Quintana Roo, Mexico and have been enjoying the tropical weather here. Much like everywhere else in the world, masks are to be worn inside of stores and shops and the locals are grateful for any business they can get.
Their economy depends on tourism dollars and since travel restrictions have scared everyone from traveling, it has been a rough few months for the natives here as well. Some of the street vendors have pretty unique face masks for people to buy.
No matter what part of the world you are in, more than likely you have been impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
Whether you lost your job, are struggling to pay bills, or simply fearful of contracting the virus- remember one thing: YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
I have to remind myself this daily.
In the age of information, our brains can become overloaded with headlines, news articles, memes, and other forms of advertisements. This influx of information can be useful, but it can also be damaging.
If you are someone who spends hours watching mainstream media, how do you feel after watching? You may experience feelings of depression, anxiety, lack of purpose, disempowerment, etc. Same goes for someone who scrolls mindlessly on Facebook, Instagram, or Tik Tok.
Don’t suppress your potential by constantly consuming.
When was the last time you painted something? Journaled? Crafted a Pinterest inspired project? Or simply created something out of your imagination?
During these times of distress and uncertainty, I highly recommend you to engage in these forms of activity to protect your mental health.
We are all in this together! Change is the only constant. We can continue to evolve into a globalized society, but we must engage in understanding of one another.
I encourage you to be mindful of your daily activities, who you are surrounding yourself with and how much mainstream media you are consuming.
Above all, continue acts of kindness and be a helping hand to someone if you can.
We are all doing the best we can with what we’ve got.
Stay strong and don’t give up. We can do this!
With love and light,