Resilience, Patience and Love

I’ve had a challenging time sleeping the past couple weeks. There are times I allow the outside world to influence my inside world, which can result in my sleep being altered.

Monday felt emotionally challenging, the numbers of this illness are increasing daily, thankfully not directly around us, but for some countries at a staggering rate. I didn’t sleep well that night and was up very early Tuesday. I allowed myself to sink into the feeling and just be.

The world is so consumed with the Corona Virus, and yet “real” life continues on, sometimes adding to the emotional challenges. Which is ok.

I’ve noticed growth in all of us, although at times we each pull back and inward in our own way.

This virus, although numbing and alarming at the rate of the daily numbers, is here to collectively teach us as a world.

Gratitude is key! What are you grateful for in your life. Even the small things that may seem like they don’t matter, they do in a very big way! I truly love my Dailygreatness Journal. It is with me daily. I haven’t missed a day, albeit I have missed a morning or evening, or my writing isn’t very in depth (I’ve realized is a clue for me that I’m way too far up in my head and need to come down, thanks Anxiety πŸ™„). The less I write, the more I am silently struggling. Interesting eh πŸ₯°! This journal which is also a planner starts the day off with questions, many of which pull out your gratitude first thing to get your mind moving in the right direction. Be grateful for what you have, truly grateful. Grateful for where you live (even if it’s not your dream home), grateful for those you share it with etc… Grateful for everything in your life, because even challenges help us grow! For true healing, we need to go within. For some that is and will be difficult. You can do it. We are literally being told to stay home. At this moment all plans have been cancelled – except being in your home with yourself and whoever else you live with. It’s the perfect time to do a deep dive! Start with a journal, listen to some podcasts. People I find motivating to me, may or may not be for you and that’s ok! Whoever you feel drawn to, go with it and be ok that it may change again and again too! Our emotional health greatly affects our physical health. I’ve noticed often with my own health, how I FEEL is the best indicator of how I am doing physically. If I feel good that means I am eating well for my body, getting adequate rest, hydrating etc.

You are what you consume! This has been on the forefront of my life for the past almost 6 years. This was when I decided ‘OK it’s time to make a shift’

You are what you consume! This has been on the forefront of my life for the past almost 6 years. This was when I decided ‘OK it’s time to make a shift’

  • For true healing, we need to go within. For some that is and will be difficult. You can do it. We are literally being told to stay home. At this moment all plans have been cancelled – except being in your home with yourself and whoever else you live with. It’s the perfect time to do a deep dive! Start with a journal, listen to some podcasts. People I find motivating to me, may or may not be for you and that’s ok! Whoever you feel drawn to, go with it and be ok that it may change again and again too! Our emotional health greatly affects our physical health. I’ve noticed often with my own health, how I FEEL is the best indicator of how I am doing physically. If I feel good that means I am eating well for my body, getting adequate rest, hydrating etc.

  • You are what you consume! This has been on the forefront of my life for the past almost 6 years. This was when I decided ‘OK it’s time to make a shift’. What you consume is more than just food, its who you surround yourself with, what you see online and watch on tv, read in the newspaper, the people in your community. We are now being told to stay home, you have been more “control” over your consumption now! What goes on your skin, what you touch, the products you use, the foods and drinks you consume matter!
  • Sometimes when it feels like the end, it’s actually the beginning. Shift your mindset. I remind myself of this daily, sometimes multiple times. It’s ok to shift. As we learned in Gabby’s Anxiety Workshop, we must be ok with forgiving ourselves and moving forward to grow. We ALL experience this, some are just more in tune with the process.
  • This is a challenging time for everyone of all ages. Yes even kids who are so resilient at times. I am so proud of our kids for doing as well as they are. It hit me last night how these past couple, hmm maybe its few by now πŸ€”πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ, weeks have completely shifted our lifestyle. Especially in the winter when we have school, work, kids sports, social and hobbies! I am thankful for my kids ages, they have shown us maturity and responsibility as well as the importance of just BEING! Our family has been going with the flow. There have been times each of us has individually felt frustrated, stressed, overwhelmed, sad, happy, worried and that’s OK! It’s ok to feel these things, it’s ok to not have a completely structured day and routine (no really it’s ok… this routine thing is something I am still working on!), its ok to enjoy jammie days and movies, especially on dark and dreary days! I will be honest we have NOT even tried to incorporate “home schooling” yet and I’ve been ok with that because they have been actively participating in REAL life at home. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, helping their dad or I with various tasks in the house or garage. The announcement last night, albeit expected, hearing the message from our school board instantly made me cry. I’m not exactly sure why, I had a feeling this was coming, I honestly don’t think the kids will be going back before September. Hearing that message sparked more unknown in me. Especially when their dad and I are still working (thankfully). The majority of the evenings we eat as a family together, it’s been so nice. There also has been some evenings where we allow buffet style eating freedom. Here are the options, you are welcome to choose and figure it out. We have watched alot of movies. Something my husband and I loved doing, before kids. As we maneuver through this, we can model for our kids. I’ve told my kids how I feel, I’ve apologized to my kids for not having patience (the first week of unknown/uncertainty was challeging), I’ve reminded them of their capability and encouraged them. We have spent time together but honestly we have each all enjoyed alot of time as individuals, each of us, which I feel has been fabulous to support ourselves with some downtime. Something that’s truly needed.
  • It’s time to dig into meal planning, recipes and
  • The unknown can force us to explore a part of we wouldn’t have had the opportunity to get to know.

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