Coronavirus has gripped the world, sending shockwaves through our society. Like everyone finding their way through a new routine these past couple of weeks, it helps to know we are not alone. Collectively, it gives us strength and encouragement as we learn how to live, adjust, release and reset. This crisis can be a chrysalis for renewal and rededication to living well. If you are someone who is committed to sustainability for yourself and your community, you can apply these practices to a newly homebound life:
Meditate for 30 Minutes
Plan breaks for yourself throughout the day. Make sure you get up from your work area – get outside, Facetime your mom, grab a healthy snack, and maybe even meditate. With more time at home, and more time to self-reflect, we start realizing how important overall health is. Not just physically but mentally too. Find a quiet space at home for a few minutes to practice some form of meditation. If you can’t go outside, go inside.
Dining at a Distance
With many restaurants closing their doors across the globe, several have turned to takeout and curbside pickup. During these trying times of social distancing, individuals and communities can still come together to support their local businesses. Order curbside pickup or grab a gift card for later use. Not only will you satisfy your appetite, but you will help keep these businesses afloat.
Limit Screen Time
Technology can be such a useful tool, especially now as we’re relying on it to stay connected with family, friends and coworkers. While it’s important to stay connected, take breaks every now and then. Practice the 20-20-20 method; taking a break every 20 minutes from the screen to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds can help alleviate strain on our precious eyeballs. Even better, replace screen time, curl up in a big chair and grab a good book! Slow down, refuel and give back to yourself!
As more states implement stay-at-home orders, it can seem quite overwhelming and cause us to go a little stir crazy. Instead of focusing on what we can’t do, let’s remind ourselves that there are still plenty of things we can safely do, like walking our dog or just taking a stroll around the block and reconnecting with nature. Just remember to keep a healthy distance of six feet!
Make Leaning at Home Fun With DIY Projects
Hats off to all the parents balancing home schooling and work life! A daily rhythm is a must, especially during these turbulent times. It’s great to have a framework, but flexibility and gentleness for yourself and children is so important. Keep learning active through colorful DIY crafts. Check out 7 Days of Play to find sustainable leaning activities that can easily be recreated at home!
So, take some deep breaths, follow these tips and remember – we’re all in this together!