To say that we are in strange and uncertain times, is probably the biggest understatement of the century. Anxiety is all around us and it hits like a wave daily.
Currently in the UK, we are in lockdown due to the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, which has hit countries before our own and demolished the lives of thousands of people. We’ve been asked to stay indoors and keep ourselves safe. We should be working from home where feasible and limiting our social interactions.
My neighbor downstairs seems to believe he is above this advice, and continues to come in and out of his flat and bring friends in and out of his flat. I think there is a misconception that you can only get the virus if you’re old, or vulnerable, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant – this is absolutely not the case. However, there are still many people leaving their homes to partake in non-essential activities and I just cannot seem to fathom why anyone would risk it? Perhaps that’s just me though. I do have an underlying health condition and could potentially be more susceptible to the virus, so with that in mind I’ve done everything I can to stay inside.
It’s times like this where we start to appreciate the things in our lives that we take for granted every single day. The first coffee of the day, the sunshine that beams through the windows, the butter yellow daffodils in our gardens, and the love from those around us. It’s those things that make us rich. But why when there is so much emphasis on not taking life for granted do we all continue to do this constantly? There’s even gratitude diaries to try and help us be more mindful of what we have, yet we still focus on collecting wealth in status, money and materialistic items.
We could be dead tomorrow, and that’s literally the motto I live by. I put everything in to today because tomorrow is never promised. Especially when living in a pandemic, so be kind, tell people how you feel, love with everything you have and always make time for you. We’ve got this!
If you are struggling with anxiety or would just like to chat, please feel free to message me, these times can be lonely but that doesn’t mean you’re alone. 🌻
Lots of love, Lily 🌸