This pandemic has driven many down the road of negativity. Some will continue down that road but others may be sitting back and reflecting, saying, "I can't do this anymore. Something has to give." Perhaps vacillating between "I can either keep eating like this and continue to gain weight or get back to my healthy eating and exercise habits" or "I can keep drinking everyday or cut down or stop all together" or "I can keep miserating in my bed or get back up." Did you hear that...."GET BACK UP". That's the key.
Get back up to being healthy again. Get back up to being present for your family. Get back up to be able to enjoy work again. Whatever your story. Get back up, and get your life back!
You need to find what works for you. Perhaps you have things that have helped you in the past that you just simply need to brush the cobwebs off, like journaling or gardening. Or maybe there are new ways to cope that you have never tried but want to - have you tried brain exercises or using essential oils. Love them! Now is the time. Dig deep in that tool box we preach about. Pull out those coping skills and use them, daily, hourly, whenever you need. However, schedule your use of coping skills in your daily routine. We can get so busy or our mind can get filled with so many toxic thoughts that if we don't schedule our coping skills in our routine, like we would a hair appointment or oil change, then it won't happen. You need to make it happen.
If you don't do something today, you might just start believing that the person who've become is you. You are better than the worst side of yourself!