living under one roof with every activity in our lives, to figure out what is really important. I’ve gotten a lot of clarity around what baking tools I really need and what clothes really don’t cut the comfort test to spark joy.
Spring is a time of new beginnings on large and small scales; one change in your routine can shift your outlook in life-changing ways. I’ve now experienced how one little thing – a microscopic virus – has changed my entire life as I knew it. Changes like these are unsettling, because we don’t have a choice: we never intended to make these changes. You can counter that with something positive in your control: a small, intentional step can be life-changing!
I have learned just how little I really need to have in my day-to-day life, and I have a new appreciation for those things I have. By counting our blessings, we make a conscious choice to be optimistic, to have hope. And while hope is intangible, it is vital to our life during this pandemic. Sometimes, though, that abstract, intellectual exercise just doesn’t connect me to the feeling of hope. I need more tangible ways to really connect that feeling to my daily routine.
My days were starting to run together last week, and I found I wasn’t even sure if the weekend had arrived. For a highly driven worker bee like me, I need milestones, completed tasks, and some external connections to keep my feet on the ground. Last week I gave you 2 strategies to keep you going, and this week I’m sharing 3 more that really help me.
Here are this week’s self-care strategies:
I’m an introvert but even that hasn’t kept me from feeling a bit untethered by the “safer at home” order in my county. I’m used to working from home, but last week I started to lose my sense of accomplishment and direction, with all of my time suddenly unstructured. I’ve got a million things I “should” be doing, but I felt like I wasn’t getting anything done.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the many demands of spending all your time at home – whether you’re alone or with your whole family – I have 2 ways to help relieve your stress and make the most of this time of isolation:
Let me explain how these strategies work.
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