STEP 3: BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND FEEL ALL THE FEELS.
Having compassion for yourself when you’re in a funk is hard — it’s so tempting to beat yourself up a bit about not having your act together and minimizing your stressors. Acknowledge your feelings without judgement or “if only I hadn’t…” hypotheticals. Your feelings are legitimate. Feel them.
STEP 4: IMPLEMENT A SELF-CARE RESET.
No, that’s not a mani-pedi or an up-all-night gaming session. It’s the business of taking care of YOU. And, honestly, doing this NOW is more important than what you might currently be doing: not getting work done and panicking about it, or staring at your phone, or binge-watching yet another series.
Start small. Do one tiny, approachable, basic self-care thing. Then try doing another. It’s a good idea to approach your self-care “tasks” from smallest to biggest. For instance, you could pick a few from each level of difficulty, or work your way through Basic and then Intermediate: