Here with a very special post from Jaquelyn Nguyen, an ER Nurse working in NYC! First off, I want to thank Jaquelyn for all of the work she is doing on the front lines of COVID-19. I am so grateful to all of the healthcare workers who are tirelessly working every day.
I am always preaching about how important self-care is. I hope you’re not sick of it. It is SO important. Especially now. There is a lot of chaos happening in our country. We are in the thick of the biggest civil rights movement of our lifetime while continuing to face a pandemic. It is crucial we pay attention to ourselves, so we can stay mentally and physically healthy and grounded. It is more important than ever that we are in tune with what we need to approach life standing on level ground both physically and mentally. During these stressful and overwhelming days it can be really hard to stay positive. Every morning, I tell myself, “Today is going to be a great day.” (As taught to me by Dr. BJ Fogg. You should check out the podcast we did togetherif you have the chance.) Some days I believe it and some days I don’t. Saying this at least begins to reframe my thinking. It’s the smallest acts that can really help me keep my head above water.
Our mayor sent out an email including ways we can help our city while still staying at home! I really wanted to pass this along just in case, like me, you have felt restless and unsettled by not knowing what you can do to help.
I hope everyone is being safe, smart and clean. I know it’s so scary right now! The media covering is overwhelming. There is a lot of information out there about what we should do to prevent getting this, however, I am not seeing that much about what to do if we contract it.