To ALL the beautiful creatures,
I just wanted to check in and let you know that you are not alone. It’s a different world out there and yes you may feel a little more loopy than usual, I know I sure am.
I just started to feel the effects of the social isolation in the last couple of days and it hit me like a tons of bricks. As a result I feel down, fatigued and unmotivated. My regular coping skills would be as follows:
- I would force myself to go out and be social (go for a coffee with a friend, out for dinner etc.).
- I would exercise more
- I would meditate or do more yoga
NOW I can’t go out and be social. I am already exercising, meditating and doing yoga more than I usually do. So I thought to myself, what new coping skills can I cultivate? Here is what I have come up with so far:
- Start expressing myself through this blog
- Meet up for social distancing chats with a friend
- Make sure to express how I truly feel more than usual without shame (so that those around me are aware of my moods)
- Play games over zoom with family and friends
Battling our illnesses while adjusting to our new normal is proving to be a challenge. I believe we need to band together as a community to support one another. I would like to offer this blog as a platform for us all to socialize and express ourselves. If you need some social interaction please contact me, I am happy to have a tea/coffee with anyone who needs it (virtually, of course). I am not a therapist nor am I offering counselling, just an opportunity for us to socialize.
We are ALL without our regular social interactions and isolated in our homes. It is hard not to feel a little out of whack. Please remember to ask for help if you need it and seek the appropriate care. You are all beautiful and you all deserve happiness! #LittleLoopy
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Mental Health Helplines:
1-800-668-6868 – Kids Helpline (Ages 5 to 20)
1-855-242-3310 – Hope for Wellness Helpline (free national telephone crisis intervention and counselling support for First Nations and Inuit)
1-844-972-8338 – COAST Hamilton
Please call 911 for emergencies