Life in the time of coronavirus. We are living through a remarkably stressful time, with global scope and interventions unlike any health crisis we have ever seen. With so many rapid changes occurring related to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are understandably feeling anxious and stressed.
You know you’ve got to get going on that unexciting task. It just has to get done, and soon. So why are you having SUCH A HARD TIME getting started? You’re dragging your feet and having an internal tantrum that could rival a three year old: “But I don’t wanna do it! I don’t wanna!” And then you’re probably arguing with your tantruming inner three year old, “I have to get this done! Get over it! Why do I do this to myself? I’m being a total idiot!
Have you ever gotten really frustrated with yourself for making a mistake or struggling mightily with with something? Have you ever had difficulty accepting some part of yourself or your life that you don’t really like? Have you ever felt so beaten down and overwhelmed by your life that it seemed like you could barely see straight,
Will you try an experiment with me? Read the following paragraph and check back in with me afterward.
“You’re a total idiot. Why on earth would you do something like that? You’ll never amount to anything because you can’t get your s*** together. Pull yourself together and stop acting like a big baby!”