Hey Y’all Hey! Kijan Ou Ye! How You Doing?
Have you heard of the blues?
Well the blues or feeling blue basically means feeling sad or depressed.
So here we are about a month + into quarantine life due to Coronavirus and I am officially singing the Rona Blues.
Social Distancing is our new normal. Avoiding all social gatherings and being at home all day is now becoming a way of life. The influx of nerve-racking news definitely brings on the Rona Blues.
For the month of April I’ve been in a total rut. My mind is still coming up with the creative juices however due to Rona (yes that’s what I’m calling coronavirus) we are stuck at home. I can adapt to change but this change doesn’t seem like change, it seems like the new way of life.
Everyday I wake up asking myself, What day is it again? because all these days are beginning to look the same and blur together.
I know that it happens to the best of us…feeling unmotivated and uninspired. One minute I’m feeling inspired and want to get everything done and the next minute I’m feeling totally uninspired and just want to crawl under my comfy covers and just be.
When this year started I was on a high!
A natural high. My creative juices was flowing. I had so many things planned that I wanted to do with my blog site, my baby boy and family. But, unfortunately coronavirus came and halted all my plans.
I have to ask myself why I’m unmotivated. Is it just because of Rona? Am I burnt out? Bored? Maybe I’m not focused or maybe I no longer have the passion to do this. My answer is RONA! When the creative juices hit, I get motivated and I create the content but when Rona hits, it hits hard!
It can become very hard to cope with being stuck in the house everyday, all day and unmotivated to do anything at all.
I have to remind myself that if all I do during this time is dabble in self-care, then that’s okay.
So that being said, here are a few sayings I tell myself when the Rona Blues hit me:
I do not need to create everyday
Stop criticizing myself! Let whatever I do today be enough
Reset and recharge by continuing to self-care during quarantine life
Remember that I am still worthy even if I don’t mark everything off of my never ending list
I have the strength to make it through the good and bad
We’re all fighting the Rona Blues battle within ourselves and it can get discouraging when we see that other people are doing their thing and it feels like I’m just sitting here playing with my fingers, but I have come to the conclusion that it’s okay to take a break.
We are all dealing with this quarantine life and it’s okay to take step back. A step back will make things better.
Hope you all are coping well and if you need any tips feel free to take a look at my past self care posts.
Until the next post…
Live with purpose, Love with passion, Laugh with pleasure
7 Comments Add yours
The struggle is really, I have been fighting off the blues for the last few weeks. Thanks for sharing your story!
This lockdown is not easy at all, but I like you am finding ways to boost my creative juices and letting it flow. Also really reinforced the fact that self care right now is essential and it’s a great time to reconnect to self.
I believe it’s okay to take a break and kinda have a restrspective and celebrate all you have done so far. You don’t have to be all productive, count your small wins and be kind to yourself.
This was me last week! Yes, Last week I caught the ROna blues, I did what you did, look around me and tell me all the things I’ve been doing right, (and all the things I was doing wrong, like pusshing too hard). But then I’m not an artist, you put things into words so effortlessly!
Self care during these ‘Rona’ times is so important, to mentally and physically stay well as being in lockdown and away from family and friends can be so difficult. Stay safe everyone
Yes, the struggle to stay positive during these uncertain times has been real! Thank you for sharing your personal experience. It definitely helps to know that we’re not alone. Great post!
I’ve most definitely got the Rona Blues! I work from home all the time but rely heavily on being able to pop out whenever I want to tale a break, and I can’t do that at the moment. It all feels very overwhelming. I’m hoping that we can get some sense of normality back in our lives soon 🙁