I admit the first few days for me was difficult, but eventually, I got the hang of it. Let this hyperactive extrovert teach you how to keep your sanity intact during self-isolation. I know you need it, too.
- Remember that lots of people on self – isolation are still in:
- and (most likely) are financially unprepared.
Extend patience to most people, even assholes on social media.It takes practice, but it’s worth it. I walked away and stayed calm in some debates and didn’t think much about it.
- On that note, get off social media as much as you can. I do business here but some of you don’t. Keep the Messenger App if you want to get in touch with friends or family, or stick to other messaging apps. I deleted my FB phone app.
- Listen to positive messages. You are not alone, worse things have happened to better people, and YES there IS a way out of this. Tune in to positive affirmations on Youtube or good vibes podcasts. If you can, find a copy of “Man’s Search for Meaning” (Viktor Frankl), best to read at this time.
- Journal. Instead of polluting social media with meaningless media, let it all out in a journal, or even scratch papers. I know the isolation makes you want to feel heard, seen and acknowledged more, but you don’t need it. You have food, a roof above your head, and people who love you. You have everything you need.
- Even your nicer, richer friends are experiencing anxiety and donor fatigue right now. Always ask how they are and let them know that you’re a text /message away. Knowing you uplifted someone’s feelings also gives you a dash of good feelings.
As much as possible, do these everyday and I guarantee you’ll feel better. Stay safe and healthy! See you after this craziness. We got lots to catch up on, my dear!