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Opinion

How to Process Your Emotions During This Difficult Time

default article imageThis is a difficult time for everyone. The world is changing, and things seem to just be getting tougher. But we are all going through this tough time together and trying to handle our emotions in the best way.

During this world-wide pandemic, it is important to focus on your emotions and well-being as social distancing continues. We can all agree that life is so different now that we are dealing with this virus. This time spent at home is making me stop to reflect and appreciate life as it was. I am glad that my family and friends are staying healthy during this critical situation.

Although, it has not been easy for everyone. We are all trying to process this tough time while we stay away from friends and family and work from home. I know that there are many things one can do to enjoy life as it is right now. We can all reflect on life and ourselves at this time.

Personally, it has been really hard for me. I am paranoid that this situation could be our new ‘normal.’ But I know that is not completely realistic; I know that the world we once lived in will come around. Once we can leave our houses and everything opens again our world will be an even better version than before.

I think we are all trying to wrap our heads around what is going on and fear what is to come next. During a time like this, I believe it is important to really reflect on yourself and process your emotions in your own way.

To process your emotions during this time, it is important to remember to do things that will help you get your mind off of all the stress. This could be going for a little ride or walk around the neighborhood to get some fresh air and clear your head.

I really enjoy this time for myself now and understand how important it is to do some self-reflection. Sometimes we all need to do things that will make us feel wholesome again and feel better at the end of the day.

            I understand everyone has their own niche and enjoys doing different activities that make them especially unique. This pandemic has us all questioning life as it once was and making it difficult to process how our world turned upside down. All these changes in our daily routines and the fear of getting sick has us feeling emotional and scared for our lives.

Although, there are so many things that we can do to better ourselves during these next few weeks. At the end of the day, I believe that our world will be much stronger than it once was. I highly suggest not letting the stress of this situation keep you down and find some time to go outside, go for a run, paint, read a book, hang out with family, etc. All of these things will help you deal with these hard times a little bit better.

I believe it is not what we go through that makes us who we are, but how we handle the situation. Life is so precious, as we have seen firsthand, we need to grab the chances that are right in front of us and live for today.

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