During this time, when travel , lifestyle and work are being affected by the Coronavirus and social distancing means we are being kept isolated from the rest of the world, it is important to remain positive. Here are some ways we can take advantage of these isolating times.
Spending less time commuting to work and other commitments means more time to spend with family at home. It is a time to remind us of the importance of our community and family. Take the time to listen and share thoughts, worries, hopes.
By reducing travel, our earth can finally breathe! The skies, and environment get a break. Did you know that some patches of sky in China have consistently been covered by a heavy layer of pollution until recently. Since some factories have been closed, blue sky is finally showing! According to CNN News, Carbon Dioxide, coal consumption and nitrogen dioxide pollution levels have all fallen.
Spending time isolated also gives us time to reflect and turn inwards. Try take some time to meditate and ask yourself how you have been doing? Ask yourself what is really important in your life? Mediation doesn’t have to be sitting in silence. It can be anything that calms the mind and body such as listening to nice music or journalling.
There is more time to make your home environment a clean, healthy place to enjoy. A tidy space helps for a tidy mind.
Social isolation might bring up unexpected feelings of loneliness, but it’s important to know your feelings are valid and that you are important. Everything will be ok.
Read this gorgeous poem from Kitty O’Meara to help put life into perspective.