Hello everyone around the whole entire world! Unless you are living under a rock, you know that we are all being impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic. You are also probably getting tired of not being able to see the people you love, go to work, do normal shopping and so many other things. No matter what phase of this disease you are in, remember that tough times don’t last but tough people do.
During this time, please stay smart. Take care of each other. Call the people you love. Have patience. Don’t give up hope. (oh and of course wash your hands often!)
Now I know that these are easier said than done. Trust me I know! I don’t always want to call people to check in, but I know it’s the right thing to do. I can’t just hide under blankets and pretend everything is normal. I am not patient. I want to get out of the house, hang out with friends, go bowling. I canceled 2 vacations because of this disease so I know! But we have to have hope! We will get through this. This won’t last forever. We will be stronger because of it. We have all faced tough times in our lives. Stay strong and keep going!
If you are in Wisconsin like me, we don’t know when the quarantine will be over… but we’re ONE day closer today
Lastly, I have a few resources that have helped me and might help you during this time.
Down Dog App is extending free access to all their apps (Down Dog, Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workout) until May 1st. More information can be found at downdogapp.com
The Calm App has created a free resource page with meditations, stories, music, talks and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath?utm_source=lifecycle&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=difficult_times_nonsubs_031720
Need help? Know someone who does?
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call (800) 273-TALK (8255) § If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7
Visit the Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon, call 1-800-985-5990, or text TalkWithUs to 66746
Visit the National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon or call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224
Hang in there everyone!