People do not give themselves enough credit for overcoming things and getting better. Like you made it this far, celebrate your strength. Be proud of how you have been handling these past months. The silent battles you fought, the moments you had to humble yourself, wiped your tears, and pat yourself on the back. You are doing your best, look at how resilient you are and how much you got to achieve amidst everything, that is enough for you to appreciate yourself and believe that good things are yet to come regardless of the obstacles you are facing.
I have always told people that in everything they do, they should see themselves as leaders. Be someone that other people can look to and say, "If he or she did it, then I am not an exception." That is why it is even more important for you to stay firm because there are fortunately many people looking up to you for guidance and it is through your feelings that they will learn what is going on. They are likely to respond to your feelings, if you feel fatigued, fearful, anxious, and overwhelmed, that will be their response as well.
These are indeed very scary and difficult times but an opportunity for you to see positivity where everything seems negative. Let us talk a little bit about our health professionals who are always in the front line receiving victims of this pandemic. Are you aware of how much they go through? They are torn between their instincts of helping those infected and a fear of being overwhelmed and infected themselves. However, in the midst of all these, they are still out there working tirelessly to ensure those affected get essential care and attention. That is their strength. They are doing everything they can and you can see them celebrate if one or two patients get well. You should, therefore, ask yourself, what can you celebrate as an individual especially during a difficult time?
Remind yourself that even in such circumstances, you are doing your best in everything you undertake. See yourself as a winner, a victor, and a capable leader who has enough strength to overcome challenges. Celebrate those small and big wins. It might seem that you are not doing enough since everything is at a standstill, and you are finding it hard to accomplish all that you had planned. nevertheless, focus on those small accomplishments and each positive action; recognize them, and celebrate their completion.
Above all, let God be at the center of everything. He is the giver of strength. Always pray that God gives you the energy to continue working hard amidst this pandemic. I know many people have lost hope in life. Why? Because they do not know when this crisis will end. They have lost jobs, and some have been drastically affected mentally. Despite all these, ask God to give you that strength to continue working, not paying attention to the amount of income as long as you put something on the table. Acknowledge the fact that you at least try to provide.
A crisis can overwhelm us and make us dwell on the negative side of life. Let us remember that even amidst the negativity, there are so many things to be proud of. I am today reminding you to celebrate your wins. It does not matter what you are going through or what is happening at the moment, be positive, and know that you are doing your best!