Are you hitting a wall today? It’s okay. You’re not alone.
What we are all going through is unprecedented. We’ve never undergone something as close to wartime conditions in our country as right now. Our lives, dreams, ambitions, personal progress, nearly every aspect of our lives has ground to an
We’re stuck in our houses and apartments.
We wake up every day to the same little routine.
Everything we’ve been working on, Everything we consider as “normal” is gone. We’re caught in a loop like “Groundhog Day” and every day there’s some new conflicting information about how much longer we will have to endure this, if we will have to endure it again (and again and again?), and how it will affect the global economic system as we know it for the rest of our lives.
It’s okay to feel a little down, to find yourself inching towards Depression. For some of us this is a new feeling. For many of us it’s an uncomfortable indicator of a road we have travelled and continually endeavor to avoid. There is an inherent sadness we associate with stagnation. And we are unavoidably stagnant right now.
And even with all our little pet projects, the pile of books we’re finally digging into, the podcast we’re finally editing, the Christmas cards we’re getting done now because we have time– We find ourselves losing motivation every day as our forced isolation continues.
There are some silver linings:
We’re getting to spend time reflecting.
But, regardless, and the point of my little note here, is that it’s okay to feel sad.
If you’re feeling a little stuck right now,
If you’re feeling a little lost,
If your motivation is low and things are looking a little gray,
You’re not alone.
Leave a comment if you’re feeling a little down today,
and then come back later and see how many other folks
are hitting the same wall
and then we can all smile knowing that we’re in it together.
Sending love to everyone.
(PHOTOGRAPH BY STEFANO UNTERTHINER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)