Sometimes, I check in with myself to see how difficult things are. Everything is hard for everyone, especially these days. We're all running our own race. I'm a perfectionist, even in a pandemic, and I sometimes forget that it's okay to pause, catch my breath, show myself some compassion. It helps.
My therapist once advised me to talk to myself as if I was talking to my best friend. It sounds a little weird, but it's helpful. There are plenty of reasons to feel anxious and sad, and plenty of people who want to profit off those feelings. Be your own best friend.