I don’t buy into the “just get by” mentality. That does no one a service, least of all you. If you’re not feeling good about the choices you’re making or what you’re getting done, your brain isn’t going to give you a break. It isn’t going to be kinder because you need or want it, it’s going to follow biology and stress you TF out! It’s important to be gentle to ourselves, but we also need to set our bodies and minds up for success. Get moving in the morning even if it’s just dancing to a few songs and doing 20 lunges or crunches. Drink water. Get the things done today that you meant to get done, so your brain can take a break from constantly trying to do its job and remind you. I’m not gonna pretend I’m great at this, but I’m trying to get better. Because the more I let myself “just get by”, the less happy I am and the less proud of the person I am day to day. It’s possible to keep growing and thriving while we’re stuck inside and when the rest of life seems to have ground to a halt, and I know you can do it! Make a list of a few things you need to get done today, and physically cross them off once you’re finished. Your mind will feel more at peace, and you’ll feel better because the next time someone asks you how you are, you won’t be saying “just getting by”. You can proudly say “I got some good things done today, it felt good to do that for myself.” Oh, and by the way, the second picture is a present for you , a true representation of how I’ve been feeling most days 🤣 you’re not alone in this, believe me.