In times of crisis, like this COVID-19 pandemic, I’m sure we’ve been through the full run of emotions, fears, worries and concerns, by now. Feeling all the feels something like this would bring–something so unprecedented in our lifetimes.
It’s practically a ghost town out there, all of our favorite yoga studios, restaurants, boarded up. Everyone quarantined indoors.
Maybe you’re feeling a little cabin fever, wondering when this will end? Me too.
It’s during times of crisis, that you don’t want to lose your head. Sanity (aka clarity)
If you’re looking to incorporate a little more clarity and peace into your days stuck at home, here are some tips to help you pass the time.
- Drink hot lemon water every morning. Then drink regular filtered water a LOT all day long.
- Meditate for at least 5 minutes every morning to start your day. It can be guided or silent. Take deep, long breaths throughout.
- Move your body at least 30 minutes a day (try: dance to your favorite playlist, do yoga, go for a walk outside).
- Check in on extended family.
- Facetime or Zoom with friends.
- Take a bath.
- Read that non-fiction book you’ve been dying to read.
- Declutter your closets, drawers and cabinets. Box up the donations, tape them shut, and when Goodwill opens its doors again, drop the boxes off immediately.
- Do your daily clarity work.
- Let go of judgment and expectations. Let everyone deal with this milestone in their own way, and you in yours.
- Forgive. Now more than ever.
- Don’t hoard. Know there’s always enough for everyone.
- Combat fear with faith. Complaint with gratitude. Frustration with love. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
- Study a topic in personal development for 20 minutes a day.
- (On that note…) Watch your information intake. Match the amount of news, social media and emails you take in with time spent in nature, sitting in silence, and doing anything else from the list above.
This too shall pass, my friend. How do you want to feel, how do you want to be, on the other side of this? Start now.
We’ll get through this and learn a lot about ourselves in the process. Find the joy in your journey. You’re making history.
What are you doing to pass the time?