How can I write about how to deal with a crisis of confidence when I’ve cried four times this week alone?
When we were asked to share our advice for this article, we instantly felt like we had nothing we could offer, as both Danny and I, like many, have been struggling with this exact issue during lockdown.
But just like any brief that lands in our inbox, we sat down, via Google hangout, and started talking.
Because that’s just what we do. We talk.
And we keep talking. All day. Every day. Yes, even on weekends. WhatsApp’s, calls, texts, Zooms, Hangouts, Instagram DMs – Danny’s personal fave – and social distance garden visits.
And we realised, whilst we’ve been feeling this way, we’ve got through it by talking.
Talking about how we feel; the good, and the bad. Getting mad, getting upset, worrying; lots of worrying. Sometimes separately, sometimes together.
But without talking about it, getting it off our chests, it would all still be inside.
And don’t get us wrong, we still have days where even talking about it gets us nowhere. But here we are 115 days later, and we’ve made it this far. We may as well keep going right?
Now, we know that not everyone works in a team like we do. READ: is lucky enough to work with their best friend.
And there’s not a right, or simple answer to navigating this new normal everyone’s banging on about. But if we can suggest one thing, it’s to say how you feel.
Talk to your team, if you feel you can. Your friends. Your family. Because they will listen. Just like you would, and probably do, listen to them. And I bet you’re telling them it’ll be okay right? Because it will.
But if you’re missing a cheerleader, we’re here and ready to listen.
This may not be the answer for you, so we hope within this article you find something which hits the nail on the head. We’re just extremely grateful to have one another and to have you all listening now too.