We are in the midst of one of most difficult periods in American history. We’re facing an unprecedented pandemic, stock market crash, recession, the possibility of millions of job losses and companies going out of business all at the same time. To add insult to injury, we’re told by government officials to stay confined to our homes. We’re left feeling isolated and helpless. A lot of people’s lives have been turned upside down by the economic effects of the coronavirus.
Under the best of conditions—meaning that you and your family still have your health, jobs and a cushion of emergency fund—there’s still incredible stress, fear and anxiety.
Throughout the day, you may lurch from feeling some confidence to overrun with concerns about the health of yourself, your family, friends and co-workers. It’s likely that you’ll experience bouts of difficulty falling asleep. It may be a Herculean effort to get out of bed in the morning to face the day.