Staying healthy both physically and mentally during lockdown is a tough balance to achieve, if I do say so myself. Everyone will have their own individual likes and dislikes, and so it is difficult to create a ‘handbook’, if you like, of methods to stay well during these unprecedented times. However, if there is one thing I’ve been able to conclude after facetiming my friends, having zoom interviews via webcam and general texting with family members, it is this: look on this time as a positive. This is so important. Changing your outlook on a situation will help you to experience it in a different way. I can only imagine how saddened many people are feeling right now, maybe they feel isolated, or maybe they have lost someone they loved. However, by taking a different approach to viewing the circumstances we are in, you may still find the good in such a terrible ordeal. Take the example of feeling alone and turn it into a “this is only temporary” mindset. Or in losing someone, of course my heart goes out to everybody in this position, but without our wonderful health care system, we would be ridden of the opportunity to try save them. And many people have been saved, though unfortunately we do not hear about those cases as often. But they DO happen, and they SHOULD be looked upon as a sign of hope and celebration, that we will be able to come back from this one day, maybe not just yet, but in the future.
Oh my.. look how far we’ve come already. I can now see my friends, I can see my family and I am able to return to work. I don’t think I’ve ever been as happy to return to work… its crazy.
Love El xx