Hey, Kristian Phillips again – I wanted to share with you something personal.
A buddy of mine who is dealing with this whole coronavirus thing admitted to me that he’s been feeling hopeless.
“I’ve been driving around, going to work, going through the motions, feeling like nothing means anything because the world is ending,” he told me.
I gotta tell you, that’s pretty scary stuff.
But depression and hopelessness is totally common when something like this disrupts our day-to-day lives.
We aren’t used to going without, or going into a grocery store and seeing the shelves empty.
We aren’t used to worrying about everything collapsing around us.
Well, I have two things to tell you.
First, it’s going to be okay.
We’re going to get through this.
I know it’s hard, but you’ve got to do things like…
– Maintain your routine, even if you’re staying home for a long time.
– Do things that you like and enjoy, so that you’re not just thinking about “the apocalypse” all the time.
– Stay informed and prepare for the emergency, but take breaks where you DON’T listen to the news. Give yourself some time off from worry and anxiety.
– Get enough sleep. Rest makes a LOT of difference. I know it may be hard, but make sure you leave plenty of time to rest, and sleep in a little if you can.
These are tough times, and a lot of us aren’t used to them… but we’re tough people.
We’re survivors, and we’re going to get through this.
I’ll do what I can to help.
Get ready. Fight back. Stay alive.
– Kristian Phillips