The idea of any relaxation of lockdown has created a variety of reactions in all of us.
A survey this week showed that 61% of Britons are scared to return to work and public transport whilst 12% say they have been regularly bending the rules of lockdown to visit friends and family.
The way we react to situations is a product of so many things; our upbringing, our personality, our experiences in life, societies conditioning and our thinking in the moment.
It’s not surprising then, that we find it difficult to understand other people’s behaviour, but we do have the choice in how we react to it.
I saw this post on Facebook this week and thought it was an important reminder for us all.
🛑 Some people don’t agree with the suggested reopening… that’s okay. Be kind.
🏡 Some people are still planning to stay at home…. that’s okay. Be kind.
🦠 Some are still scared of getting the virus and a second wave happening….that’s okay. Be kind.
💰 Some are sighing with relief to go back to work knowing they may possibly save their business or their homes….that’s okay. Be kind.
👩🏾⚕️Some are thankful they can finally have a surgery they have put off….that’s okay. Be kind.
📝 Some will be able to attend interviews after weeks without a job….that’s okay. Be kind.
😷 Some will wear masks for weeks….that’s okay. Be kind.
💅🏻 Some people will rush out to get the hair or nails done…. that’s okay. Be kind.
❤️ The point is, everyone has different viewpoints/feelings and that’s okay. Be kind.
We each have a different story. If you need to stay home, stay home. If you need to go out, just respect others when in public and be kind!
Don’t judge fellow humans because you’re not in their story.
We all are in different financial and mental states than we were months ago. So remember, be kind.
A great message, but as well as being kind to others remember to show yourself some self-compassion
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Stay safe and well.