I often talk or write about talking things a step at a time, breaking things down in to manageable chunks and giving yourself small tasks when you are feeling overwhelmed to help you to find your way forwards.
Yesterday a poem popped up on my Facebook feed which said it more beautifully than I have ever managed.
I know many of you are struggling with uncertainty and also losses at the moment so I have copied it below for you to read too I hope you find it helpful. You may have suggestions of your own and you are of course welcome to get in touch either here or privately if you prefer if you want to talk things over.
My Grandma once gave me a hint:
In hard times, you move forward in small steps
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don't think about the future or what can happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes
Remove the dust
Write a letter.
Make some soup.
Do you see? you are moving forward step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Get some rest
Take another step
Then another one.
You won't notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you will be able to think of the future without crying
Elena Mikhalkova " The old key Room"