For me, it has been 6 weeks of my partner and I against the world. We alternate going grocery shopping every 10 days or so, and go out to pick up a new keg of beer every two weeks. The sunshine has been shining for the last 2 days which as certainly helped, but let me be completely honest, I now have days in a row where I do nothing. I love my projects, and my writing grounds me, but for one reason or another, I just do nothing! Many days I feel just like I am in a state of limbo. That’s me, now, how are you doing? Feel free to answer in the comments, social media, or even share a post you have written about your current state of mind.
Check-In’s are important. At the end of this isolation, having a strong network of support will make shifting out easier. We had no say as to when the distancing would begin, and that can be incredibly challenging for many of us. Being told what to do is not an easy thing. We are adults after all, with autonomy, and yet, here we all sit choosing the collective good of society, rather than our own selfish needs. And that needs to be acknowledged and celebrated. I thank each and everyone of you who are doing your part to distance, and minimize contact with your fellow humans. Again though, this is not easy, so, how are you doing?(Affiliate link that supports this blog!)
If you are not Ok, please comment. Reach out! Let us all help each other get through this. Alternatively, if there is something that you are doing that is working really well, could you please share? Maybe something as simple as smiling at yourself in the mirror, or taking 5 minutes to stretch your whole body helps. Wherever you are with this check in, let us work together by helping, or sharing. The whole social media community has a real opportunity to prove its real value in our society. So, let us pause, reflect, and use the tools we have on hand.
Today, I am doing OK. How are you?