Hello friends. It’s been twenty-two days since my last post. Things have changed. Like me, you are most likely confined to your home and the forced vacation feels nothing like fun. For obvious reasons, I don’t like to use phrases such as, “driving me crazy” or even “stir-crazy.” There is a distinction between what we’re all going through now and seriously losing your mind, so I’ll try to avoid equating the two.
What I will suggest is finding a sanctuary during this tough time. Whether it’s your bedroom, or if you’re lucky enough to have a spare room, it should be a refuge. Especially now, we all need a spot to refresh our souls. I’m a firm believer in establishing the right energy in your environment. There are a lot of things we can’t control, but our own space and the opportunity to make it comfortable is critical.
I recommend a purge of extra stuff that does not bring you joy. And to reprioritize the elements you treasure. Scent is key. Ambiance that allows you to relax and destress is especially important. We’re in uncharted waters and taking care of yourself is the most important thing you can do.
Last night, I took a hot bubble bath. I lit a candle and listened to a peaceful piano playlist. I followed that by listening to a good mystery book. I’ve reframed my thinking of such behavior as indulgent or selfish. It’s necessary for me to replenish my well in order to give to others. Find what does this for you and please, take care of yourself during this time.