|The view from my walk this morning was a little Blair Witch.|
Part of my homebound physical and mental health regimen includes walking the dog behind our house for about 1/2 hour every morning. I love walking. I LOVE running but my body doesn't. When I am walking, I can focus on nothing or everything without worrying about passing out or breaking my knees.
One of the things I think about when I am walking is how miserable I am and how sad we all are. I also think about how lucky I am and how this is an opportunity to reconnect with our loved ones. I enjoy having my family home. Before this pandemic, we were so busy, I rarely saw my kids. Now, we connect throughout the day and in the evening. We don't have the stress of schedules overlapping and running from this activity to the next. I am amazed every day at how relaxed we all are and I am grateful.
Although the view from my walk this morning was a little Blair Witch. I know in my heart, and science, that the leaves will come out on the trees very soon and the view will be much different. I can choose to be bogged down in the negative or choose to be positive.
Here are some things you can do to help stay positive or at least less negative:
- Buying something from small, local businesses, (we get take out once a week)
- Call a friend every day.
- Get outside and move.
- Keep news at a minimum, (try to not obsessively check your phone)
- Try Zoom if you haven't already. I look like a very sick ghost online but I don't care!
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