Feeling a bit up and down lately? You’re not alone, so don’t let your favorite influencer’s seemingly productive schedule fool you––she’s most certainly experiencing it too. In fact, we are all going through the motions as we continue to self isolate in the wake of COVID-19. In an effort to remind you that you are strong, capable and will come out of this as the best version of yourself (no matter what), we put together a quick list of questions to ask yourself the moment you begin to feel less than 100%. You have come so far, and the future is bright. Hang in there!

How Can I Best Occupy My Time?

You might have a lot more free time on your hands these days, but lack the drive to “make things happen”––and that’s okay. Everyone deals differently, and just because you haven’t taken up home renovation projects or farm-to-table cooking doesn’t mean you’re wasting your time. Move at your own pace, do what you can, and recognize that you’re entitled to as much time as you need to decompress and adjust to this new normal. Start small: Add a neighborhood walk to your weekly routine, take up a low-maintenance hobby like drawing or journaling, or challenge yourself to create live weekly playlists that you can share with your friends and followers on social media. Nightly bathtime can do wonders, too.

What Makes Me Happy?

It’s easy to lose sight of things that keep you inspired when you’re dealing with daily anxieties tied to sheltering at home. Remind yourself of the moments, people, hobbies, and more that make you feel like your best, happiest self. If you love to socialize, schedule a weekly Zoom date with your best friends. If you love fashion trends and shopping, dig deep into your closet and style some fresh outfits that you’ll rock when you head back into work or school. If you’re a self-proclaimed beauty buff, test run some unexpected makeup trends and document them step by step with photos or a video tutorial. The opportunities are truly endless.

What Am I Most Looking Forward To?

Trust us: There will come a day when you can reunite with your besties, head back to school, and spend hours lounging on the beach. You have your whole future ahead of you, which is as bright as ever before. Use this personal downtime to draft up a “bucket list” of goals, experiences, or even ways you can give back to the community once life gets back to normal.

Am I Staying Connected?

Fact: Humans are social beings. It’s in our DNA. Staying connected to family members, friends and coworkers isn’t just good for your soul, it reminds the people closest to you that they are loved and appreciated. Take a moment out of your day to call your grandparents or check in with a friend having a tough time. You won’t just make their day, you’ll feel better, too.

What Am I Most Grateful For?

You’ve likely had a lot of time to sit and think about what you miss most, and what you may have taken for granted. There is so much in life to be grateful for, and hopefully through this experience, this is as clear as ever now. Acknowledge that you are coming out of this situation stronger, smarter and even more appreciative of the little things that life has to offer. Cherish this experience. It’s an important one!