It's been another week living during a global pandemic. How is your river flowing? We're pretty sure there's a waterfall and a thunder bolt tossed into our flowing river of change.
If change is constant, then why is it so difficult to accept?
It seems like during this pandemic, change is happening at an extraordinary rate and hardly giving us time to take a deep breath. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, being overwhelmed, and even full-on burnout.
We both have incoming kindergartners starting in the fall and it's been a stressful month juggling what's best for our children when school starts. In-person learning? Virtual learning? Hybrid learning? Homeschooling? Can my toddler go back to daycare? Should I quit my job and stay home with the kids?
There's no wonder that we've felt an uptick of stress-related symptoms like having trouble sleeping, craving unhealthy food/drinks, and mood swings, to name a few. We are so busy adjusting to change that we feel like we don't have time to go for a walk, meditate, exercise, or whatever healthy outlet we like to do.
We've learned that when your negative reel in your head says "I don't have time for that," it usually means "I need to make time for that." It's easy to get swept down a river of productivity without considering how it may negatively impact our body, mind, and spirit.
We invite you to stop and step onto the river bank to rest, recharge, and gain a different perspective. We've found that mindfulness practices and physical exercise has helped us step away from the constant churning in our minds. Come join us with our practices and maybe learn something that works for you!
Ming-Wai + Ming-Cee