Mental Health Check-in: I'm Here

How are you all doing? Are you taking deep breaths? Are you going for walks (keeping social distancing in mind)? Are you believing that everything is going to be okay?

I want to share with you a quote:

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

-Martin Luther King Jr.

We're in a position where we've had to change our lives in an instance. Some of us are in the forefront fighting the cause, some of us are in the background for support and others are at home trying to adjust to a new, temporary life. And in this time, we become united. We put our faith and our hope in the belief that the world is not going to fail us, that instead of watching each other fall, we uplift.

I know you're scared of what is to come. Don't be. I know you're full of anxiety and stress, just breathe. The storm will not overtake us, we will overtake it.

This is the time that we realize the important things. Our families, our loved ones and most of all our mental health. Take care of yourself. Step away when you're overwhelmed and realize that everyday you wake up, you're making it. It's tough to not know where the future is going to take us but believe that when we come out of this there will be many lessons learned.

For me, I've realized that I can live without the material things. I don't need to go shopping, I can find alternative ways to work out (even though I'm not the best at it), I've communicated more with my friends and family and I took the chance to love on the two most important people in my life. I stepped back from using the excuse that I'm busy to enjoy what God, yes God, has given me.

This is just temporary. Remember to love, breathe and exhale.

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