If you are reading this, you don’t have to do anything.
I just want to share my mental health check at the moment and some motivational, inspirational suggestions for myself, not really for you.
What you are about to read, if you decide to continue, is something I am telling myself. You know having my own therapy session right now.
We have been living in the age of pandemic for more than a year now. The lockdown we thought will just be two weeks, that extended to a month and now we are on our way to our second year. Going through another year of the “new normal” is definitely taking a toll on our mental, physical and financial well-being.
If we don’t work hard or take side hustles here and there, lower our price so just to have a continuous flow of clients, shift to a new gig just to thrive and survive, is really taxing.
Honestly, I feel the toll, I am consumed. I no longer want to upskill. I no longer want to take on another hobby. I no longer want to continue with the past hobbies I have acquired. I have no desire to multi-skill, multi-task, multi-work, or be a part of the slash generation.
I am tired. I am spent. I am burnt-out.
I don’t want to be here, I don’t want to be in this situation. I don’t want to adapt to this new situation. I want a pre-pandemic normal. I don’t want to be in this prison of a life.
I saw this post worth sharing.
I feel that we are now being put in a box where if you don’t do anything “amazing” “outstanding” “worth sharing” “viral” achievement during the pandemic you are useless, you are worthless.
No, you are not.
You don’t have to make your homes IG worthy straight out of the Pinterest pins just because everyone does it in Home Buddies. Not everyone has a home to call their own. Some are just renting a small space. Some are sleeping on the street or in an abandoned building.
You don’t have to buy an Air Fryer because it makes healthier food. Geez a lot of people are starving!
You don’t have to buy their budol finds just because they said it works, it looks nice , it’s cheap because it’s on SALE. A lot of people hardly any money to buy food for the day.
You don’t have to do anything!
We are not in a race. Nobody is winning in here. Everyone is trying to survive.
We all cope in different ways.
Surviving is already an achievement.
Staying healthy is already an achievement.
You don’t have to do anything if you don’t feel like it. No pressure. Don’t get pressured.
You don’t have to follow my suggestion. Do you.