Like many people I have been binging on social media to stay connected. One thing I’m noticing is that my feeds are full of what I like to call self improvement porn. Almost every day some new exercise or self-learning app announces they are free. The pressure is really on to use this time productively to improve ourselves.
It occurred to me that hyper focusing on self-improvement might not be the right message right now. At least not for everyone. So let me say this right out. It’s OK to just be you right now.
We are in the middle of a crazy worldwide pandemic. Most of us are shut in our homes most of the time. Everyone is scared and many people are dying. Our schedules and routines are ruined. Our normal support structures are all messed up. We can’t even get enough toilet paper.
So if you’re having a hard time trying to lose weight, learn a new language, focus on school, or work or whatever that’s understandable. Give yourself a break. You were already good enough before this started. This isn’t going to last forever and there will be time to focus on that stuff later.
I’ll leave you with this. Take care of yourself and those around you. If you are struggling reach out. We are all distancing ourselves but we don’t have to go through this alone.