Coronavirus. Protests against police brutality and racism. A country divided politically during an election year. How are you doing?
Are you feeling uncomfortable? The death of George Floyd and the resulting protests, riots, and looting, and calls to action have led to a lot of strong emotions. These feelings range from anger and rage to sadness, fear, and confusion to hope and can feel uncomfortable.
The past two weeks have been weird. Here in Philadelphia, we have been ordered to stay at home, except for essential personal activities. Schools are closed, many people are working from home, and it’s difficult to find a roll of toilet paper at the store.
Is anger putting your relationship or job at risk? Is it difficult to stay calm when others don’t do what you want them to do? Would like to have better control over your emotions?
A few weeks ago, I discovered that my landline was not working. I called the phone company and they scheduled for a technician to come out. While I waited a few days for the service call, the problem resolved, so when the technician came out, he couldn’t find anything wrong.
Are you struggling to keep your cool? Would you like to express how you feel without pushing away the people you love? Do you find it hard to stay calm when people don’t do what you want them to do?