A Little More Loopy

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:

  1. I would force myself to go out and be social (go for a coffee with a friend, out for dinner etc.).
  2. I would exercise more
  3. 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:

  1. Start expressing myself through this blog
  2. Meet up for social distancing chats with a friend
  3. Make sure to express how I truly feel more than usual without shame (so that those around me are aware of my moods)
  4. 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

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