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Being You in COVID-19

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Being you in COVID-19

Blog post by Brittney McKinney, RMHCI

It’s easy to feel pressure to survive the pandemic a certain way. Here are tools focused on your mental health that let us take a look at ourselves while we are surviving these unprecedented circumstances.

Irvin D. Yalom, MD has 4 concepts that he suggested we think about when examining our lives: death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness. He called them “ultimate concerns” and here are some core questions to consider:

1:  Death
What pressures am I putting on myself to live my life perfectly?

2:  Freedom
I choose my attitude, so what can that teach me about my personal responsibilities?

3:  Isolation
What have I learned about myself that I can share with the people that matter to me?

4:  Meaninglessness
How will the future me answer the following questions: What did I find pleasure in last week? Last month? Last year?

Take your time considering which of these questions (if any) are important to you.

And remember to stay encouraged! You are awesome and you focus on your mental health whenever you take the time to read posts that you trust.

To book an appointment with Brittney McKinney, RMCHI, click here.

Blog Featured Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio


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