Learning new skills is stressful.
Feeling like you're not in control of things is stressful.
Bad news is stressful.
Fear is stressful.
Any of these things, on their own, is often enough to make someone cranky, anxious, or overwhelmed. Right now, because of the new coronavirus, we are all experiencing most or all of them at the same time and together.
Chances are, you're stressed. I am too.
And that's okay. That's a normal reaction to the time we are in.
Since we are all stressed and not operating at our best: Be kind with yourself and others. Own your stress. Take a break when you need it. Let small things go as much as possible. Scream into a pillow. Take a nap. Take a walk. Again, be kind with yourself and others.
I know I'm not operating at my best, but I'm trying to not let it be an excuse to be at my worst. This won't last forever.
From the Gray,
“We’d gain a lot of ground, ‘cause we’d both give a little.” -Diamond Rio, “Meet in the Middle”