No matter where you live, or the kind of life you have.
This week is hard on everyone.
People with easy or hard lives.
Optimists and pessimists.
Wealthy or poor.
Every race and ethnicity.
When the ship we are all in, feels lost in the ocean we have a sinking feeling.
The longer it takes to steer it, the harder it gets to remind ourselves that it will be ok.
This is just human nature.
During this time, try to take extra care of yourself.
If you need to talk about what is happening, do so.
If you need comfort food, have some.
You want to stay in your pyjamas all day, do that.
You want to have the leftover Halloween candy, go ahead.
You want to have a repeat pizza night, don’t let anyone stop you.
In other words, this is one of those weeks, where you need some self soothing.
Give yourself permission to soothe what needs soothing.
This election craze will be over soon but until then, do whatever you need to get through it.
I know this is not a typical letter, but this is not a typical week.
Here’s to finding the humor, the candy and the comfort we need in an uncomfortable season.
With repeat pizza nights,
P.S. And if you need a really meaningful distraction listen to my conversation about grief and life with one of my favorite humans here.
Christina Rasmussen is the creator and founder of The Life Reentry Institute, Second Firsts, and Star Letters, and the host of the Dear Life Podcast. Christina is on a crusade to help millions of people rebuild, reclaim, and relaunch their lives using the power of their own minds. Christina’s work has been featured on ABC News, NPR, The White House Blog, and MariaShriver.com. She is the bestselling author of Second Firsts: Live, Laugh, and Love Again, which has also been translated in Chinese and German and just released her second book Where Did You Go on expanding the mind in ways that allows co-creation with the forces of the universe. She is also writing her first work of fiction: a science fiction story about a woman on a quest to start over and begin a new life. You can find more information on her website and follow her on FB or Twitter.
Image courtesy of Zohre Nemati.