Instagram recently saw this amazing quote by @jennyjaffe go viral, here it is: “You are only unproductive by the standards of the world we lived in two months ago. And that world is gone now.”
It did not come as a surprise because so many people are struggling with trying to maintain the same lifestyle they had before lockdown. Which is absolutely impossible under current circumstances. And this is something we all have to accept.
So, here at FL, our message to you is simple. Please… Don’t be so hard on yourself. Don’t blame yourself for being less productive, worrying more than usual, being upset or having mood swings, eating more, feeling exhausted and emotionally drained. Please, be kind to yourself, now it is more important than ever.
Trust me… you are not alone in feeling this way. Everyone I have been speaking to is referring to the same emotional problems these days. I have been feeling all this myself with the need to constantly keep myself busy (because otherwise, I start blaming myself for not being productive). But this is a vicious circle. Such behavioural patterns are leading to anxiety and depression.
So, next time when you want to blame yourself for not doing enough please remember that “You’re only unproductive by the standards of the world we lived in two months ago. And that world is gone now.”
You are doing a great job! You are doing your best in the most unprecedented times. Do whatever makes you happy, you deserve a little treat.
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*Photo: @blcksmth Quote: @jennyjaffe