It is okay to not be okay. These are crazy challenging times. You would be unique if you were perfectly fine. Our lives, families, businesses and finances are all being impacted by this virus. We are in uncharted territory and none of us really know how we are supposed to handle this. We need to instill hope for our families, employees and organizations. We know it is important to continue to lead. We will get through this!
It is okay to not be okay. Don’t fret if you feel worried. Who isn’t somewhat depressed? I know I feel overwhelmed. Business owners are facing tough decisions. Uncertainty is prevalent and none of this is comfortable. It is okay to be frustrated, even angry, by these feelings. You have permission to breakdown occasionally. A good cry might be a healthy thing. However, you can’t let it overtake you. Yes, we need to be strong for our kids, but we don’t have to be strong 100% of the time. Crawling in a deep dark hole is not an option. We need to be realistic without constantly succumbing to the negativity. Acknowledge your feelings; respect the challenge you are facing and get back at it. Don’t let the negativity overwhelm you.
It is okay to not be okay.