Updated: Jan 30
What a long time it's taken to get to this point. Time perception has been decidedly sideways this year. We're just a few weeks away from turning the corner.
For many persons, the holidays feel out of focus.
Many are trying their best to keep themselves and loved ones safe.
Many are trying to stay calm in uncertainty of wobbly economic environment, job loss/possible job loss.
And many are also facing schooling needs in areas outside of their area of knowledge or expertise.
Most of our communities are tired, worn with the constance stance of being wary, cautious, vigilant of the next possible wave of "what next?"
During the day, people usually have things occupying their minds with activities to keep things on track. When evening rolls around, that's when many folx find their thoughts start to spin. It's difficult to get those thoughts under control when a person is tired from the day. The thoughts gather momentum, and the anxiety levels go up.
To alleviate some anxiety, it can be helpful to establish a routine that creates calm:
Evening yoga exercises and/or guided meditation.
Reading for pleasure.
Watching a film that brings a lighter mood.
It may feel odd at first if the routine is new, but with consistent participation, it will grow easier. And possibly something to look forward to doing before turning in at night.
And if it's too much, the thoughts won't settle down, there are professionals to help.
Please reach out and find support.
Take care, stay safe!
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If you are in crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255, use the Crisis Text Line by texting the word HOME to 741741 or dial 9-1-1.