Hey everyone! I wanted to talk about something that’s been on my mind over quarantine.
Times right now are difficult, especially for people who don’t have a “shoulder to lean on.” Most of us are quarantined with our families, but that’s not the case for everyone. It's also important to keep in mind that a lot of families aren’t in the best state of mind due to losing a family member, or even struggling financially because someone lost their job.
Additionally, during the normal year, everyone’s busy – and there isn’t enough time to think. However I’ve noticed that since I have so much time in my hands, events I had put in my past have begun to resurface in my mind, and I’m having to deal with those frightening and old feelings once again.
Everything said, these feelings can get unmanageable. And while binging your favorite Netflix shows or playing video games all day can push them off, it doesn’t get rid of them. That’s why I want to emphasize the importance in finding someone you can talk to, or even some place that you can pour everything out and sort out everything that’s going on in your head.
So find someone you can talk to, someone who’s willing to listen – whether an online friend, someone at school, or family. It’ll help a lot more than you’d think, and you'll remember that there's people out there who are there for you.
Here’s some apps you can buy on the App Store to help you jot down your thoughts and almost manifest the idea of a diary.
Jour: Journey for Mindfulness
“Reflect, reconnect, and grow”
A real diary
yes, a real diary (as in paper and pen). it makes a huge difference!
This app is more of a daily log than it is a journal, and it is definitely a lot more tangible (as in you would enter everything you did that day, etc.). It’s also really organized!
I can assure you that any member of COVID-TV is also willing to talk to you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you ever feel like talking <3