It is no secret at all that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a whirlwind of side effects that one probably never could have imagined. Depression and anxiety are all being triggered. People are returning to their old habits that they originally had gotten away from. There is a crazy amount of toilet paper and meat hoarding going on. Things are going on that I never really thought would.. like the Baskin Bees that are apparently out and roaming..
In the beginning of the pandemic I was experiencing quite a bit of health issues. Being pregnant with a high risk pregnancy took a toll emotionally and physically. I had a minimum of three appointments a week to ensure the health of the baby and myself was not getting to a life threatening point. Thankfully, I was able to make it towards the end of the third trimester before being induced for medical reasons.
The stress of having medical conditions alone is enough to make ones stress level increase. Knowing that you can be delivering a baby that will most likely need NICU care is something that is nerve wrecking, stressful, and is something you can never mentally prepare for.
Having no interaction with the outside world due to the quarantine is not always easy. Feeling alone and having no one to lean on is HARD.
Everyone deals with things differently. Some people have handled things great.. with minimum or no side effects. While others have suffered from depression, anxiety, going back to old toxic lifestyles, and so much more.
The reality is, we never know what people are going through. We never know what the influences are that may trigger certain behaviors. . People are so quick to assume and jump to conclusions about others. The facts are simple really… Do not be an asshole. People are struggling. People have great days. People have days that simply surviving is a huge accomplishment.
As hard as it may seem when you are in the lowest time of your quarantine (or anytime)… Look for the best. When you can find absolutely no reason to smile, no good in the situation… Search even harder.
I was in one of the worst places I have been emotionally throughout the quarantine. Thankfully, once I searched for the answers… and searched… and searched… and almost decided there was no logical reason that things were the way they were… I finally found the answers I needed. I am finally seeing the light at the end of a very dark tunnel. I am finally able to say that things happen for a reason, and I am thankful for that… even if I may not understand right away…
During this whole pandemic I have had a lot of time to do some massive soul searching. Ultimately, the quarantine sucks! I am just thankful to say that I have learned an extreme amount of knowledge that I never would have if it weren’t for the lock down.
So when you feel like losing hope and giving up… remember that the answers are there. I promise.. There are answers and hope at the end of every struggle. Keep your faith, keep your hope and love like crazy! Control the chaos one messed up situation at a time. . .