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You’ve been living in a world for the last 18 months under a COVID-Cloud. It’s now totally apparent this has created new challenges beyond the physical experience for you and every other person on this planet.
You’re not alone.
At Rose Phoenix Health, we’re seeing mental and psychological deterioration with long(er) term impacts of increased stress, confusion and desperation for life to return to “normal”.
Everywhere you hear experts talk about the need to look after yourself – eat well, exercise, maintain social connections, all to stay afloat in daily living. All with the view that you somehow need to just “get on with it” or find ways to be okay.
Is this encouragement to feel fine the only way to cope and move forward?
COVID, restrictions and lockdowns have created adversity to your life, and I bet you’ve seen changes and having experiences that are like nothing you’ve had before. You’re expected to stay healthy and sane during these times, which seems to be the only message your given, often without tangible or practical solutions.
Have you ever wondered, about being able to “step back for a moment” to acknowledge your life is now different and to give yourself permission to openly and truthfully say how things are?
This might open-up a new and alternative coping mechanism in you and those around you.
Whoever said being silent and stoic is the only way to cope with life challenges?
Here are some benefits you will experience when you’re open and honest with your thoughts and feelings:
Remember, being open and honest about your thoughts and feelings, especially if they distress you – is not weakness.
In fact, it demonstrates a strength and courage to do something for yourself when you’re experiencing difficulties beyond the norm.