This is an uncertain time. Many of us are feeling a range of emotions. The social distance is creating more anxieties for many of us who have family, friends and elderly relatives living away from us.
Whilst there are some advantages of using social apps to keep in touch and I am speaking to my mum on a daily basis, the thought of not physically seeing or touching her is something I am still having to come to terms with but feeling considerably uncomfortable about this.
In the meantime, I’m spending more time at home and being with my nuclear family and the complexities of teenagers who are feeling the affects of being able to socialise with peers.
It’s a whole new way of being and we are all adjusting to it .
Imagine this as a rebirthing moment and focus on what you have lost of yourself. or what have you never been able to do because life’s been too busy?
Working from home
I like others am thinking of the things that I can do to make myself feel useful. In my other profession I am listed as a key worker as people rely on the work we do, and we too are being challenged as we re-design and understand the need to adapt services to work with the often vulnerable groups.
So here I am working at home and showing I am adapting to the isolation by working online and offering some of my services this way. I will be offering Vlogs and posts to keep in touch and support people get through the challenges of being socialising isolated.
Here is my list of some of the things I may do when I can during this time and remember the things I never get time to : e.g.
- Sewing projects – will pick up the bunting I started last year
- learning italian – I found a great Utube channel as this has been on todo list and this is the right time to do this
- Writing in my Moon Magic Journal and pick this up again to support people who wish to know more about how important the moon is to our wellbeing
- Planting new seeds for my garden so that I can harvest and eat my own vegetables and salads over the spring- summer and autumn!
- Offer online Meditations at my Face book page- @nourishednaturallyuk – like my page and you will receive updates on this- next one is this week on Wednesday evening 7pm -7.45 pm but I will also do a once for Spring Solstice tomorrow night.
- Make hearty food that makes me happy
- Yoga practice with Ester Ekaart and Adrienne on Utube- I have created some playlists which I have been doing at home since 2017! – you could do the same!
- Read more!!
- Watch old films that make me laugh!!
Lose the FEAR and Awaken a new Horizon for your self love and care of your life.
Don’t get consumed into fear- don’t let this become your default. Instead, open your awareness and look with fresh eyes at what you might like to do with yourselves and take this as a gift of time to cultivate a new you.
Use the influence of the Spring Equinox and Solstice 20th March – New Moon 24th March 2020.
I’m sharing the titles I have been re-reading and will be using to support my self care.
I am reading Pema Chodron’s book again which I love . This is a reflective book which shows the reader how to adapt everyday things using her teaching from her master Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Wise teachings which can help us reflect on evey day life. It has helped me reflect on many things in my life as I read it before, let’s see what it does now. It’s curious as it helps reflect on the chaos of life and may help support me during these uncertain times.
Pema Chodron’s is a Tibetan Buddhist who changed her life around after a significant life event and understands what it means to be a woman in modern times.
The secret by Rhonda Byrne is a simple and effective book I have read over and over again. I first got it about 10 years ago. I keep in my bedside drawer and it serves as a reminder for me of the law of attraction. A helpful book to have right now as it reminds us of the many things that can help ease and help us realise
I’d be interested to know what you think of this post- please add a comment below and tell me what it means for you and if it has inspired you to create your own self care lists.