With the current pandemic sweeping away normality in our lives, it’s no surprise that many of us are finding ourselves feeling lower than usual.
It’s not true that we are “all in the same boat.”
Whilst we are all experiencing this, some of us are able to isolate in safe houses with gardens, whilst others may have lost loved ones or feel unsafe in their homes. Everyone’s experience is different and it’s important to be mindful of this.
Bearing this in mind, it can be common to feel a strong sense of guilt if you are lucky enough to be in a safe household, yet are still finding it difficult. I for one have often questioned if my feelings are justified, because I know that so many people out there have it worse. The answer to this: of course it is.
In any situation, there are always going to be people who have it better, and those who have it worse. But in a time of great uncertainty, no matter who you are, your struggle is justified.
It’s ok to have down days, and you shouldn’t be adding guilt for feeling this way.
Acknowledging these feelings and allowing yourself to feel them is beneficial. It almost allows your mind to release the negativity and find some inner peace.
So whether you’re finding yourself struggling with academics, home life, or just worry in general, it’s important to know that your feelings are valid. Especially in these strange times, that’s perfectly ok and there are many websites out there to help you.
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Article by Megan Valentine