"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." ~ Albert Camus
Stress, anxiety, depression . . . these almost seem to be the watchwords for this era of COVID-19. What many don't realize is there are people everywhere who live with stress, anxiety, and depression on a daily basis, without a break, for most of their lives without the added pressure of a pandemic, economic upheaval, and civic unrest. Learning to cope with stress and anxiety when the causes are not so crystal clear takes more strength than "normal" people are used to expending. This guide provides resources to help anyone who is dealing with stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, or any of the feelings in the above illustration.
Anxiety, Fear, and Sadness
It is completely normal to have some anxiety. It is a useful warning system until the symptoms get in the way of your normal daily activities. Talk to someone you trust. There is help out there.
The concepts of Mindfulness can help us to cope with our feelings in a healthy manner. Remember to allow things to be as they are and give yourself permission to feel. Be with you discomfort. Remember you are not alone. Focust on self-compassion and what you can control.