The other night, while waiting for the white house press conference, I started having this intense pain in my chest. And of course, because I'm monitoring every symptom I have, I instantly thought that I was at the "breathing issues" milestone of the virus. While I wasn't short of breath, it felt like a baseball bat hit me straight in the chest, I couldn't stand up.
Yep. Panic attack.
So, suffice it to say, I'm literally in survival mode. Not just because of being sick, isolated, full of anxiety, all while handling a toddler full-time, but because I don't have a clear vision of what's to come. Both for my family personally and for the world. Which just adds more stress of course, but that's where I am.
After I sent you my newsletter last week, I was inspired by a reader to make it into a blog post, which in turn ended up being published on introvert dear. That inspired me to write another helpful post for you.
For those of you that are in survival mode like I am, I feel you, and we are in this together, if nothing else. This new blog post isn't meant for you because I know how little headspace you have left to give. Save it.
This post is for those of you that have some time on your hands, that might not have work, and that are seriously thinking about the next steps.
I wanted to share the 5 opportunities there are to grab during this time.
This has nothing to do with being productive, as that might be a futile exercise, but everything to do with managing your present and future wellbeing. Again, what we're going through shall pass, and when it does, those of us who put in some time to think about how to recoup will be ways ahead.