Times are chaotic and strange for everyone. For me, it has been a challenging journey from anxiety and sadness, frustration and helplessness, to a gradual acceptance, adjustment, and peace.
I have learned to adapt, and be patient with myself. I take time to cook for myself; I clean and organize with intention, so I can create a beautiful living space; I participate in online classes (dance, fitness, professionally-related), and I monitor and curate my social media feeds to include a balance of educational, fun, inspiring content.
I don't set up unrealistic expectations or put pressure on myself. I take it day by day. When I'm feeling down, I remind myself to shower, style my hair, put some makeup on, and order whatever takeout I might be craving. I text or call my family members regularly - more than I ever have. My husband and I video-chat for hours, multiple times a day, and we are learning to be patient and adaptable, focusing on our hopeful future together.
We're all going to be okay.