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No more motivational pressure!



Pressure is spreading like wildfire during this lockdown. There’s pressure to be more active, productive, and innovative, and to finish what we perhaps started long ago. If you’ve spouted a similar message, please shut your pie hole NOW. Stop the pressure!

Amid the coronavirus terror and massive economic crisis, saying that we lack discipline simply because we’re not learning new skills or accomplishing tasks is totally fucked up. The reality is far more complex, and we must recognize the immense challenges faced by individuals during this time. Rather than judgment, empathy and understanding are crucial.

For most of us, our minds haven’t even come to terms with the fact that the world has already changed. Yet, we’re all feeling our own versions of grief, stress, loss, panic, numbness, boredom, rage, no energy, you name it…

This traumatic time caught everyone unprepared. Let’s leave the guilt-tripping to religion. If you ARE being more productive, cool, just be proud of your own damn self and try not to be a passive-aggressive-piece-of-shit bully.

To my friends struggling with mental health, I’m here with you. All we need to do is breathe and move from moment to moment. If we want to learn a new skill, we can learn how to better appreciate ourselves and the world by simply just being. Here’s to not getting shit done on the outside. And here’s to going within, where we all deserve our own compassion.

Repeat after me: I have nothing to prove to anyone but ME! Remember, self-validation and personal growth matter more than external expectations.

You're soooo worthy!


Hang in there,

One thought on “STOP motivational pressure amid COVID-19”
  1. Great column Chrystal. We’re here for you too… just so you know. Hang in there and do your own thing sweetie! See you at the end of this dark tunnel.

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