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Feel Your Feelings

These feelings are natural and are your body’s response to the problem happening on a global scale, affecting all humanity. The mixture of feelings that we all feel is a healthy process and is not to be suppressed. We don’t have to feel guilty or judgemental about our own feelings.

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Excitement: Many are experiencing excitement as history is being witnessed, with so much to learn and absorb. If you are relatively safe and secure, this 2020 epidemic may feel like a surreal movie kind of experience.
Joy: Introverts stuck at home feel as if they have gone to heaven, having the time and the solitude to engage in their hobbies, and spending quality time at home, in peace.

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For many, the ‘daily grind’ and pressure of commuting to work, handling their bosses, and all the obligatory stuff, was too much. They are feeling a huge sense of relief as they sit at home and relax.

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..of surprise, despair, horror(due to the news) and happiness are commonplace, and one doesn’t have to be guilty about feeling good, or bad.

The most common emotions in these unusual times are fear, anxiety, sadness, grief, anger and boredom.

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Paradoxically, people are bonding better emotionally during the lockdown period, largely due to technology enabling seamless virtual connections, like Zoom. Many are starting to understand that they are all ‘under the same sun’, handling the same kind of problems.

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Comfort: Apart from the negative news, there are anecdotes of encouragement and kindness displayed by people all around the world.

Gratitude: Many feel a sense of deep gratitude for the health care workers and security professionals who are risking their lives.

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During the 2020 pandemic, many people anecdotally reported surreal and more vivid dreams than usual.

Some theorize that the onset of vivid imagery is a result of changing sleep schedules. Others attribute this vividness to the emotional and physical chaos.

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The Illusion Of Control

We need to let go of the obsessive tracking of news and unnecessary hoarding of stuff, as these only offer an illusion of control, taking away our peace. 

We cannot manage the complex flow of global events even if we think we can.

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We are living in strange, moralistic and masochistic times, with massive problems that need to be confronted, daily.

Keeping oneself entangled in the daily news coverage only adds to our depression and anxiety.

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