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Managing your mental health in a global pandemic

07/04/2020

Hello bambinos, how is it all going today?

Lets just jump straight in. Everything is a bit difficult right now. not being able to see friends and family, work being uncertain, is making the mind play against itself. I can only really speak for myself and what I’ve seen on social media, but I get the gist that ALOT of people are struggling.

These last two weeks have been particularly difficult because I don’t cope well in my own company, and not having anything to do, can drive your thought paths down the wrong way. (for context I live on my own.)

I overwhelmingly miss everyone so freaking much, and I have cried countless times, but today, I woke up with a full Tigger hop skip and a jump because i have got through another day.

There are going to be bad days and there are going to be good days, and its important that you take each day and the emotions it brings whole heartedly, the more you ignore the feelings the more they will overrun. More importantly the more you do not communicate to others the worse it will be. I’m quite a ” im sad someone help” kind of person and I know some people are more “im sad leave me alone” so I don’t understand it as much, but I know that communication is important and talking about this whole thing is even more important.

Surround yourself with what you love, whether that be Tik Tok for hours on end, baking, books, music, the outdoors (obvs the garden) and make the most of, because in a few months we won’t have time, we’ll be too busy celebrating love, friendship and alcohol.

I’m getting through this saga with regular phone calls to all my amazing friends, animal crossing, and making the most of our daily walks in the sunshine. Workouts keeping me on top of exercise, and having days where I actually make an effort with my outfit so I feel worth.

It’s very hard right now, but each day we get through is one step closer to the end of this whole thing and that cold refreshing pint.

Stay safe, don’t be stupid, keep 2 metres away, and remain strong. We’re all in this together.

Lots of love,

Sophiemagsx

  • Reply
    Dave Westfall
    07/04/2020 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks Sophie! 🙂

  • Reply
    Michael J. Miller
    14/04/2020 at 9:27 pm

    Amen! I think the reminder (as it’s easy to forget/universalize our own perspectives) that we’re all in this together is important. It’s a shitty, scary situation…but we’re all suffering. And we’re all finding beauty and peace in the best ways we can, too. There is great strength that can be found in that sense of solidarity.

    I love how, in this peace, you talk about being sad but then waking up happy. Because the happiness comes (just as the sadness will return, too) and it’s important to remember that. We can find lost of nourishment in those moments as well as, like you say, surrounding ourselves with what we love to (and can) do and connecting with those we love in the ways left open to us.

    This was such a wonderful post and it’s left me smiling :). Thank you for the honesty and the positivity!

    • Reply
      Sophiemags
      22/04/2020 at 8:25 am

      Deffo important to find the silver lining in all of this, the only thing getting us through it really. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to post a lovely comment, hope you are staying safe x

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    chloeburford
    19/04/2020 at 11:52 am

    Everything is so scary at the moment and dealing with your mental health at this time is so tough so I absolutely ADORED this post and everything you said. I hope you are doing well and staying safe lovely. (The amount of hours I have spent on Tik Tok is embarrasing haha!) xxxx

    • Reply
      Sophiemags
      22/04/2020 at 8:23 am

      Aw thank you Chloe, I’m the same Tik Tok must be loving all this right now haha 🙂

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