It’s important to acknowledge that the world has changed for many of us. My intention with this video is to provide you just with a little bit of hope and inspiration.
The last thing that I want to do is to add more noise to all of the information that’s already out there.
I want to give you something that can maybe help you from a mental space because I’ve said this before in the videos that I’ve made – our mindset is going to be one of the key things that carries us through into this new world that we’re entering.
I’ve spent some time thinking about the things that I think can really be helpful for anyone who is in isolation, so I’ve created a list of 10 things which I think can help you.
1. Reflection and Self-awareness
This is a great time for reflection, becoming quiet and internalizing our thoughts and our awareness.
This is a time for us to reset, it’s a time for us to reconnect and it’s a time for us to reconsider who we want to be as people.
2. Learn a New Skill
Learn a new skill. I actually did my first origami project this morning with my boys.
You can learn knitting, you can learn to paint, you can learn to dance you can learn to play guitar, you know all of those things that we wanted to do but that we never find time for.
Now is such a great time to actually start going for those things, who knows maybe there’s this budding artist in you!
3. Phone Your Loved Ones
We are lucky because we’re a family of four so there’s a lot of life and a lot of action in the house.
There are many people who are lonely and they are all by themselves, and those people will appreciate a phone call so much. Just pick up the phone and give them a call.
4. Read and Read Some More
The next point that I have is to read. Reading is one of the joys in life I think there is so much wisdom and adventure and love and insight that is caught in the pages of a book.
I have not had enough time to read, and other people with young families might experience the same! Kids kind of keep you busy!
Exercising is vital, when you exercise you release endorphins, and you release serotonin and those neurotransmitters make you feel good.
You know, even if you are someone who exercises and you’re locked inside there, are apps and exercise videos you can do on YouTube.
6. Structure and Routine
Having a routine is the thing that is going to give you structure. It’s something that your brain knows is going to happen next, and if we don’t do that your days kind of start melting into each other.
Part of your structure should be to get up more or less at the same time every day.
It should be to make your bed, get dressed – it’s important to get dressed because that’s a whole other psychological conversation.
7. Alone time
This is so important!
It’s lovely to have everyone in the house if you’re a big family, but we can get into each others space.
This happened to me and boys about two days ago. It was just too much for all of us, and we were irritable with each other.
When you’re in each other’s space the whole time, your energy mingles so it is important to have time for yourself.
Stare out a window or lock yourself in the bathroom and encourage the other members of your family to have this alone time as well.
You know it doesn’t, really matter if we’re introverted or extroverted, we all need some time for ourselves to reset and reconnect with ourselves.
8. Family Games
Family games is a nice way for everyone to get together and to connect with each other, and spend some quality time together where there isn’t a demand for something that needs to be delivered or produced.
Those of us who have children that are still in school, spend a lot of time homeschooling and there’s always an expectation.
Whereas with the games, there’s no expectation except for having fun and just being in the moment with your children or your spouse.
9. Get Fresh Air
Get fresh air into your lungs! For those of you that are able to go for a walk, just connecting with nature helps us to feel more grounded.
It lets us come back into our bodies and it can lift your spirits without you even having to do anything.
Those of you who don’t have a garden, those of you who live in apartments –
you can always stand or sit in your door, or go out on your balcony.
10. Declutter and organize
Take this time to declutter and to organize your house.
One of the things that can really energize you, is when you declutter and you look at the room afterward and you just experience the space and the energy that flows through.
All of the stuckness that has been removed is going to make you feel lighter and brighter.
It is going to end.
This is a cycle, it’s a season we will get through it I think that it’s a good idea to try and get through it as strong and as able as we can and by taking care of your mind, by having a routine and doing all these things you get through stronger to the other side.