The power of re-connecting
Updated: Jun 16, 2020
These last few weeks have been quite a transition. As many of you may have noticed from my social media pages, I'm now anchoring from home and I will be for a while longer. I never would have imagined in my TV news career doing a live show from my living room. It’s now the new normal. We all have to do our part to stay safe and practice social distancing.
In this new reality, the comfort of our home is not only the environment we come back to after a long day, but it is now the starting and ending point of the work day. It's a challenging transition. We are all obviously working under different circumstances. For example, some of you may have children or multiple pets. Regardless, we are all slowly adapting to a new way of life and it's certainly not easy. It's intense and stressful.
As a result, it's so crucial right now to re-connect with ourselves. What I mean by re-connecting is, this is a time to take care of our bodies and minds more than ever. Staying centered is what will give us the strength to navigate through the many emotions of doubt and fear that we may be experiencing. Ask yourself more often, how am I doing today? Check in with your mental state. Write down what you are feeling and don't judge your emotions. Close your eyes and sit in silence if that is what will bring you peace.
My message to you is, be gentle and kind with yourself during this time. It might mean unplugging from your phone more often or stepping away from social media. It's okay to take a mental health day. You may even find yourself not wanting to talk to anybody on your day off. This is all okay. Let go of control and do what feels best for you to re-center and re-connect. These are intense times and it’s truly up to us to find our own balance and rhythm to get through this.
Here are a few ways that help me re-connect:
Reading a good book
Writing in a journal
Let's keep empowering and supporting each other. Stay safe and healthy.