RE-SET EP. 001 - How Has Covid-19 Affected Our Mental Health?
MIINKAY: Depressed + a lot of grief in the first 2 months. It wasn’t until the beginning of June that I felt like myself again. March + April - I didn’t do shit. Then I started getting out of it. I was prepping to go back to normal but mid-June, I realized that normal didn’t exist anymore. A lot of mindset shifting. Also recognizing I’m not in a good mental state sometimes. It sucked to not work but it was nice to have so much downtime too.
Quotes that got me through: “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” Bruce Lee
“A saint was asked, “What is anger?” He replied, “It is a punishment we give to ourselves, for somebody else’s mistakes.”
BELINDA: I went into hyper-productivity the first month. I didn’t know what to do with all the energy I had that I could no longer release because everything was canceled. I tend to go out a lot even though I’m pretty introverted. Though that would be hard to tell just by looking at my socials. I was shooting and editing a video every day for 31 days. And then I burnt out. Followed by a consistent schedule of weekly live streams on Twitch with my magazine team. It’s been a roller coaster.
Live stream aired on Tuesday August 11, 2020 via Twitch