What do we do with ourselves now?
Written on March 16 - the week that the sky fell with Covid-19.
I think it's fair to say that NOBODY ever
imagined that we would see this in our lifetime.
Every day, more and more businesses and services close, more trips are cancelled, more kids are out of school, and the list goes on.
I'm certain that I am not the only one who feels really lost.
I drank more wine this weekend than usual. My standard nutrition felt off, having mixed in a few cinnamon buns here and there.
(Totally worth it.)
One thing I know for sure...we will get through this.
One of my biggest concerns, in the meantime, is how the call for 'social distancing' will affect all of us on a day-to-day basis, as well as in the long term.
We are social beings who NEED connection. Our brains are wired for it.
Physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
When we automatically have frequent sources of connection every day, we don't consider that we are getting our 'Connection Cup' filled without even trying.
As a matter of fact, you may be HAPPY to get away from people by the end of the day!
"I just need to be by myself!"
I know the feeling.
So what can we do with ourselves to keep our Connection Cups full?
Phone a friend
We don't call people anymore. We text. We email. We tag them in a social media post.
Try something new.
Make time to call someone you haven't spoken to in a while.
Write someone a letter
Yeah... a letter. With a pen. And paper. And an actual stamp.
And then walk to the mailbox, get a little fresh air, and mail that bad boy!
Video chat with a group of friends
If you have a group of friends, why not take advantage of all the super cool technology that's out there and connect face-to-face online!
You know what? This actually sounds REALLY fun.
I'm setting this up with some of my friends right now.
Be thankful for some time to sit and be still, and find different ways to connect with others.