There is a lot of pressure to level up, to become the best version of ourselves, and to do the right thing under any circumstances during this time. It can cause even the most sane person to go into a frenzy.
I’ve been questioning myself a lot – what I can say, how I should feel or should even be allowed to feel, and why my patience has been waning.
When you care so much, when you want to bring peace and a sense of calm into what feels like the upside down, you place a level of responsibility on how you need to show up.
This can be mentally taxing.
And it comes from such a genuine place. But then it catches up to you. What good are we if we wear ourselves too thin?
The bad news is that there will always be a billion and one things outside of our full control. The good news is we can choose to look inwards and take pride in the actions we’ve chosen to take (or not take) on any given day.
This is so much easier said than done but I’ll end it here:
Be mindful of the energy you bring into others’ world, be mindful of the energy you absorb, and know that you can set boundaries in place that will serve you best.
It isn’t selfish, it’s probably necessary.