Crisis Check List
It isn't hyperbole to say our entire country (and world) is experiencing a crisis right now due to COVID-19. The Inspiration Lab's Crisis Checklist was originally written for our people who were going through personal crises ranging from losing a job to experiencing a miscarriage, the illness or death of a loved one, the early days of a divorce, etc. It was intended to provide actionable, realistic help in the midst of feeling overwhelmed. It was written in the context of being a helpful little guide for when you get life-altering bad news. In the past, in my own crises, people have truly struggled to know how to help me. This updated checklist, revised with the coronavirus in mind, includes everything I know about how to cope with the loss of the illusion of control, as well as how to reduce high levels of physical and psychological stress in a realistic way in order to find some hope in the midst of life-changing hardship.
It’s very likely you feel a bit overwhelmed or spread thin right now. Or you might just be curious to find out just how stressed you are. Or maybe you’re thinking, “Hey lady, I don’t know who you are, but I don’t need a test to tell me how stressed I am.” I hear you and you can rest assured, this was written for someone just like you. How do I know? Because I am right there with all of you!
You will walk away from this short activity with a few things. First, you’re going to blow your own mind because you’re going to learn you are stronger than you know — that’s a promise. And who doesn’t want to blow their own mind right now? Second, you might end up feeling like things aren’t so bad in your world after all.
Third, you will be connected to some self-care resources to help you cope with your stress, because we are all about action at The Inspi Lab. Lastly, I’ll leave you with a challenge to comfort other women you know who are having similar experiences right now.