Everyone is experiencing trauma right now related to the rapid and stark changes in our lives from just a few weeks ago. We are all grieving the loss and worrying about what’s next.
For some, it’s worrying about how to make it through the day and trying to work in a completely different way. Add a child into that household, and it’s even more to navigate. For others, there’s no knowing when they’ll have income again or how much longer they’ll have a home. Others are concerned about ever interacting with people again, fearing contracting COVID-19. For some, it’s all of the above.
The one thing all of us have in common is a collective shift in how we see and experience our lives, and that raises our stress levels– no matter the situation.
We all deal with it in different ways. Take the time to pause and empathize with others. Say something positive, give yourself time before responding, and choose kindness. We all need it.