These past few months, I’ve been with different adversities in life, and it made me step back and assess all the choices that I have made in my life. This pandemic has provided me the wisdom to see things from another perspective and the mindset on what things I should prioritize.
For example, this may sound so bad, but I dropped many responsibilities in these trying times to prioritize my own mental health. I’ve been pretty active in many organizations pre-pandemic, and these things have given me the extra energy boost that helped me move forward on my day.
But that wasn’t the case when the pandemic struck. Although I’ve been trying so hard to stay composed and calm, it seems like I have a hard time grasping reality, which is so frustrating and sad. The things that made me look forward to tomorrow seems to be a hassle for me. I was not too fond of those feelings, but when I keep on pushing myself to continue doing all the stuff that I’ve been doing before, I observe that at the end of the day, I feel so burned out, and its effects on me are quite the opposite than what I usually have before.
This pandemic has made me choose myself first before anything else, and that’s the best decision that I’ve made for quite a while. It sounds so selfish, I agree, but the times are different, and we got no one but ourselves to rely on. I’ve put my mental health at the forefront of every decision I make during these trying times. Will this decision make me happier and satisfied with my life? If the answer is yes, then I believe that I won’t have any regrets with all my decisions.
How’s your mental health during these times? I hope you’re getting better.