Talk to people
I know we are indoors, possibly self-isolating and social distancing. Now is the time to communicate. If you are feeling low, call a loved one. Do not chastise yourself for increased anxiety or fear. We all get these, we are human. Reach out to others; be it friends, family or partners. Failing these, there online support groups or helplines such as Good Samaritans. And always I am an email away!
We often underestimate when a dark shadow descends. Feeling ashamed, or not wishing to burden others. You are loved, many times only to ask for love and you will receive it, sometimes even from a stranger.
Redecorate your cave- be it the bedroom or home office
Its time to read up on feng shui and harmonize your inner with your external space. If this is impractical then a new cushion or throw with scented candles will do. Make sure you order online, stay indoors as advised. Find the interior decorator in you.
Pick up a new hobby
I love discovering new interests. I recently started learning to play the cello. The intense concentration and the joy when I play a piece of music perfectly; brings a smile to my soul. I cannot explain it any other way.
Practice daily gratitude
The death toll today as I write this, the worldwide deaths from Covid19 stands at 511106 today and still sadly rising. It is devastating, families who have lost loved ones will never be the same. To lose someone dear to you is unimaginable; to not be able to hold a funeral for them as may be the case for many, is unfathomable. Thus, those of us fortunate to be safe and our families also; must give gratitude. And together send prayers or positive wishes to those not so fortunate.
Give yourself lots of love
Yes, you read it right. Give yourself lots of love particularly now. How? Be kind to yourself with your words and your inner critiquing. Also be generous with your forgiveness; of yourself and others. Love can heal so much. As it becomes clearer day by day that much self-reflection is now needed.
A new day must dawn, in which we all will emerge having loved ourselves and those close to us through this period and now ready to put this love out into the world.
So remember just as it is important to protect our physical health; it is equally important to cultivate, nourish, and nurture our minds.