I don't know about you, but when I look at social media and see all the posts that show everyone being productive during the pandemic, I wonder if I should be doing more.
Be Gentle with Yourself and Others
With the uncertainty that life is dishing out right now, there are days when I just don't feel like pushing myself. Especially, when feeling stressed. If I look at all the items on my list, I can get easily overwhelmed. This is the time I remember to be gentle with myself.
"take a deep breath"
If you're achievement-oriented like me, it's important to take a moment and ask, "What do I really need to get done today?" Then, take a deep breath and start taking things one step at a time. One by one, crossing items off the list.
Perhaps a lot of people posting their achievements online are hoping to inspire others rather than make anyone feel badly for underachieving. Whatever the motivation, I find it's important not to compare or judge ourselves. We're all on our own journeys and handling these stressful days the best we can.
I'm reminding myself to be gently with myself. I suggest you do too. We are all in this together, no matter how divided it may appear sometimes.
Sending you love, joyful thoughts, and virtual hugs.