SO WE ALL AGREE, THIS YEAR FUCKING SUCKED.
So many people have been dramatically affected this year by the pandemic and it’s made me wonder, are other people feeling the same things as me?
When the year started I was in such a great place with my mental health, but that quickly changed. California went into lockdown 3 days before my 30th birthday, so something I had been looking forward to celebrating with friends got spoiled, but I thought, “hey, two weeks of this won’t be that bad and I can celebrate then.” Well two weeks has turned into 9 months of uncertainty from every angle.
Over the course of the lockdown, my anxiety has fluctuated, and in recent months I’ve been getting panic attacks from all the mixed emotions I’ve been experiencing. I keep telling myself that everything will be okay, and to breathe, but a lot of the times it’s hard to get through the day doing simple tasks.
Seeing and hearing about my friends and coworkers not being as affected by this as me made me wonder; has anyone else been experiencing similar feelings and if so what are some things that help pull you back up to stay afloat?