Thinking Positive Thoughts

Good morning and happy Thursday, you guys! Sorry for skipping yesterday’s blog post… I’ve felt a little down the past couple of days. I expressed this on Instagram last night, but I think the gravity of the situation is really just starting to “hit” me. The thought of this situation lasting a lot longer, and all of the uncertainty surrounding it, has been weighing heavy on me. I am not trying to complain, I know there are so many people struggling worse than me, who are sick or still going into work every day because their job is essential, but I jut feel like there are a lot of us who are in the same boat and who feel the exact same way as me. So, if you’re feeling down right now: it’s normal, and you’re not alone. Someone gave me advice to just take it day by day. Concentrate on today’s plan, and what you can do today to be happy. Self-care is incredibly important. And if you need to scale back your daily To Do’s and give yourself more grace, please do.

This morning I am forcing myself to get up, get a workout class in, and then get ready. I have some healthy meals planned for today, and I have a relaxing “spa night” planned for tonight. Having little things to look forward to throughout the day makes it a little better.

Sending positive thoughts to you all! <3

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  1. Liz

    Stay safe and stay positive Caitlyn! We are all in this together! Can you do post about cute casual wear or lounge wear? No one is getting dressed to go out or go to work, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still shop for cute casual stuff to wear at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Our motto is stay positive, but don’t test positive. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love this post!

  3. I can completely relate! It’s just such a crazy time right now, and it feels so strange being stuck inside so much. But we will make it through this! Wishing you nothing but the best today, and know that this too shall pass, friend. Love the advice someone gave you – it is so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing it.

    Make Life Marvelous

  4. HI Caitlin. You are a bright spot in these current dark times – keep up the great work! Where did you get your ‘braided’ wedding band? Thanks.

  5. Yes, I love that advice to just take it day by day – after all, that’s all we can do right now! I also think that selfcare and rewarding yourself is very important right now. And if you are feeling down, that’s okay, do not feel pressured to be super productive or positive every single second!
    xx Janine

  6. Tricia

    I think it is normal to feel a little depressed and anxious right now. Not only are we isolated and people are sick and dying, but financially it is taking a huge toll on our country. I saw the jobless claims this morning and felt sick. And I am not worried about losing my job- I’m an accountant formerly with Sprint and as of yesterday now T-Mobile (we merged 4/1). I have been so busy I’m working 10 hour days and some on the weekend. I was really unhappy at first, but then realized it is keeping me so busy that it is probably a good thing. I’m not worried about losing my job- there is so much work to do right now, and I don’t have time to watch extra news coverage of the dire state of the world which makes me anxious when I do. And I’ve had lots of conference calls and meetings so i have been connected to my co-workers, just not face to face.

    If I was not so busy I know I would be freaking out right now. I worry about all the jobless people, the sick people and the heath care workers (my husband and a few cousins put a real face on that), I worry about the businesses and if my favorite stores will survive this. When will this end and what will the world look like, will I even recognize it? My husband and I were talking on a walk last week that mental illness is going to be a big issue in the near future- lots of depression and anxiety will trouble a lot of people before this is over. We just aren’t meant to live like this.

    But then I look at the bright side. We have our health. Our retirement funds are down but we have plenty of time until retirement so this is a good time to buy stocks and funds in my 401K (I contribute out of my check so it is set to buy every two weeks) and when the market comes back so will my retirement- even better since I was able to buy low! I may be stuck working from home, but I am able to do that with my job so that is really nice, and my “office” is also my craft room so it is very cheery and a place I like to be. I have my desk so I look out a window and I can see the trees waking up for spring and there is a red headed woodpecker visiting our tree with the bird feeders daily and I love to see him- I don’t have a window at work or a woodpecker to watch! I have two adorable cats that I get to spend a lot more time with. Usually at least one of them is in the room with me and usually laying in a basket beside my desk sleeping so I can look down and see them or pet them. The other day it was nice enough for me to sit outside on my deck with the cats and eat lunch and then work for about an hour- I never get outside at the office. And, I don’t have to commute, put on makeup, or dress up for work. I try to look at all these changes and find the good and focus on that. And keep busy- that helps to keep me from obsessing about the bad. I hope you have a good day.

    • Marilyn

      This is a really great post! It takes us through your day and illustrates things we can be happy about in the midst of huge changes. You can always start a blog ya know๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Yeah it’s the tough time and let’s all stay positive ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. hey caitlin love the post! You have a great sense of style!

  9. Iโ€™m right there with ya! My heart just goes out everywhere and Iโ€™m just sad thereโ€™s so much grief right now. Keeping positive vibes

  10. I really appreciate this post as I’ve been feeling the exact same way this week. It feels like everything is just now sinking in, and I’ve found it harder to not let it weigh me down the past couple days. But, I love coming to your site for happy breaks in my day – I’ve been extra thankful for bloggers like you who recognize the gravity of the situation but still find a way to put joyful content out there for the rest of us. Thanks for putting your positive vibes into the world – they’re definitely helping people! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Perfection in every inch. I am charmed by this stylization. ๐Ÿ™‚ :*

  12. Kathy

    We are living in unprecedented times for sure and everyone is feeling the effects of the virus, some more than others. Can I just say to place your hope in Christ, read the word and pray every. single. day. Listen to this encouraging short video from Pastor Morris about being downcast in your soul. I thought it was so good! Blessings.

  13. Andrea

    Love the photos! But why no link to the dress you’re wearing – love that, too! Please supply a link – thx! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Anon Reader

    Thanks for being honest, Caitlin. I have been feeling really down and overwhelmed. The constant stream of awful news weighs on me – I’ve cried multiple times thinking about healthcare workers risking their lives, people losing their jobs and businesses shutting down, and of course all the people we are losing/going to lose to the virus. It’s just a really awful time, and I think it’s ok to admit you’re struggling even if you’re insulated from the worst of it. I don’t think you have to “stay positive” in this situation; the influencers I follow who are acting like everything is normal or it’s just a fun chance to stay home and learn to crochet seem kind of out of touch. I think it would be great if you did a post about how people can help (sorry if you already did that and I missed it) – organizations to give money to, sewing masks, checking on the elderly (by phone or email, not in person!), etc. It makes me feel better to feel like I’m doing something to help, even if it’s small.

  15. lena

    Hang in there!! We will get through this. I love reading your blog posts while im stuck at home. They bring a little light to my day!! <3

  16. Deanna

    I have been sewing face masks for health care providers – gave myself permission to take the day off today. I slept in, went for a run, then sat on my front porch with a book all afternoon. After dinner, feeling refreshed, I say back down and helped my daughter make 20 more masks ๐Ÿ™‚ But man I needed that afternoon on my porch!

  17. Ashlee

    Take care of yourself. Everyone is dealing with the craziness and uncertainty in different ways, and you are doing what you can! Also, love that romper. Whereโ€™s it from?

  18. Laura Leigh

    Beautiful look! And agree taking is day by day is so necessary! All we really can do.

    xo Laura Leigh

  19. Beautiful pop of color that dress is! My feelings have been all over the place, I celebrated my birthday this weekend and tried to stay positive. Plus I have an upcoming wedding that is still on for now so I’m trying to focus my energy as if it’s going to happen because at this point what else can I do? Sending light to you!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreamsย 

  20. rebecca Ellis

    Hi, is there a link to the exact one you have on? love it!