Sitting still and not thinking for a period of even 10 minutes is a lot to ask of someone in 2020. It goes against many of our desires- to be productive, to be entertained, to stay in contact with friends and family. On top of that, many of us are finding ourselves experiencing increasing anxiety in the age of Coronavirus.
For some people, taking care of themselves and thinking positively comes naturally, but for others this can be a struggle. Many people prioritize the wellbeing of others over their own; caring for lovers, friends or family members before tuning in to their own needs. Another barrier to effective self care is having a very busy daily life. Some may find themselves focusing on daily tasks such as work, keeping up the home and running errands. They may feel too exhausted to even consider doing something for themselves by the end of the day.