Be Kind To Yourself

Last Update: March 25, 2020

Hi there,

I have been missing in action for a little while on here, and in my business. Truth is, depression hit me hard, taking action toward something I want so much, was simply not possible.

And I have not been kind to myself.

You see, on one hand, we are blessed. I have a husband with a good paying job, heck, he is actually making more money right now than he has over the last few months, and more work than he can possibly do.

At the other hand, my children and I are chronically ill - and that puts us all at a higher risk for complications of this virus.

And that really got to me.

So, like I mentioned, I have not been kind to myself. Instead of allowing myself to feel whatever I needed to feel to get out of this rut, I fought it, I pushed against it, and I did not use all of the tools, that I know I have to my disposal

And I do not want you to do the same.

These are scary times, uncertain times. However, these are not times to not be kind, to someone else, or to ourself. Self-care, and care of those we love is important, and if that is the only thing that you can accomplish today, than guess what - you did good.

Be proud of that. Practice self-care, social distancing, and share loving words with those whom you can not be physically close at the moment. And be grateful for every breath.

Blessings

Claudia

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CarlaNavarro Premium
Hi Claudia,
I truly enjoyed your post. It was very honest and true. First off, how are you and your children doing? Whatever you are battling, I pray you to overcome it soon. PRAY.

I can totally understand depression hitting during this time, and I am sure there are many others, who some may not want to admit it. Having to stay home, with a limited amount of things that you want to do, or make you happy is no.1

Secondly, when the fatigue, and sadness kicks in, alarms should be going on. 3 Having to be there for others to make sure they are ok, fed, clothed,educated if at home, making sure the house is cleaned, feeding the husband, and family, the list goes on.
4, Not being able to focus on your dream, might be the worse, because you ARE denying yourself the happiness you are looking for. Why? Becuase this is for you.
5 Yes, keeping in communication with your loved ones you are unable to see, and touch can be horrible. I know, I cannot be around my 3 grandchildren, whom I love more than anything, and that makes me sad

Without making this a lengthy response, you are absolutely correct, be good to YOU! and find something that puts a smile on your face every morning. Listen to music, that makes you happy.

Wake up tomorrow and give thanks.
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johnnyfaulk1 Premium
Hi Claudia, I too deal with the monster of depression clawing at my soul. It is always lurking at the edges of my heart ready to pounce. This is why I have to each day put on the full armor of God. I can't fight this fight on my own. If I could, I would've done it already. I need a Savior.
Keep fighting the good fight, Claudia.
johnny
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ClaudiaHB Premium
Thanks, Johnny - I also use my faith as the rock to lean on - without it I would not have the strength and the hope to keep going!
If you ever need someone to talk to, drop me a PM, I am happy to listen and connect! Blessings!
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Kav Premium
Welcome back.
This is a trying time for many but with love in our hearts for our fellowmen, we'll all get through it.
Take good care of yourself.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
you too, my dear - blessings!
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lynnsam61 Premium
Claudia,

This is a scary time for all of us but especially those with chronic illnesses and compromised immune systems. I had a little scare last week with my husband (Type 1 diabetic) but it turned out to be a short-lived cold. We all need to be kind to ourselves and others right now. We're all in this together.

Glad you're feeling more positive now.

Erica
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ClaudiaHB Premium
that is scary, for sure - glad that you are okay. Just keep on being careful, I know you are - blessings!
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1800CC Premium
Hello claudia.
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Depression hits us all during the course of our lives. Don't camp out there. Take care of yourself, eat healthy, rest, play and stay plugged into your wa family.
Mike
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ClaudiaHB Premium
thank you, Mike - I appreciate your kind words and support - blessings!
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