My character and work ethic need to be processed, not result-based. That can be exceptionally difficult to remember when everyone else is celebrating achievements.
We should sincerely continue to remember and recognize the preciousness and urgency of this present moment. May we view our time today as an opportunity to discover our purpose, growth, and ways we can be of service to others as we get better and learn. Each of us can develop solutions to today’s hurdles that will be tomorrow’s opportunities.
As change agents, we should not dehumanize the lived through experiences of others just because they may be different from our journey.
Understand that only individuals willing to endure the agony of the journey will eventually revel in the rewards of their labour.
Self-care will look different to each of us but always incorporates re-immersing ourselves back into the present moment. Self-care is not selfish, self-seeking, or self-indulgent. Rather, it’s a transformative act of self-preservation that’s ultimately necessary to bring our true selves to the forefront of the table and the spaces we navigate. Without it, we can’t fully tap into our unique superpowers of authenticity and vulnerability. Self-care graces us with the opportunity to nurture our spirit and our narrative. While it can be easier to look outside of ourselves for answers and validations, self-care always starts within.
Whether our age, young or old, the only limits that genuinely exist are the mental hurdles, we put on our existence.
Being affected by or developing depression during Covid-19 by no means enables us to manage the triggers and stressors. Managing your depression will rely on your resilience.
Self-confidence allows us to move past fear and keeps us from being crippled by doubt.
The key is to consent to it all. Acknowledge the positive without arrogance.