I’ve been feeling so many things lately.
Change has been on my mind. I realize that I’m the type of person who wishes for things to happen to her instead of taking action. I’d rather react than be proactive.
The biggest change to happen to me recently? COVID-19. I know I’m not alone in this, but staying home to stay safe has got me thinking.
The first days of quarantine—whether due to my anxiety or the general uncertainty—I spent my time on social media to cover up and forget what I was feeling. As the days went on, I got even more caught up in people’s lives. I was sabotaging my peace of mind and doing things that weren’t really making me happy.
That’s when I decided to take action. I started to filter what I was reading and seeing. I unfollowed the Instagram accounts that contributed to my stress and stopped texting the friends that brought me down. Doing the things I needed to do in order to feel better made me realize that I don’t have to wait for a virus or any other external situation to make a change.
I chose change. In choosing change, I chose myself. I did what I needed to do to make myself comfortable inside and out.
It’s important to train our brains and care for our minds as much as we do our bodies. So, I leave you with this: when in doubt, go for something different; reinvent yourself and open yourself to the possibility of a happier, new you.