June 5, 2023

What you can do during quarantine

Before this quarantine, many of you were drained and tired.

You were living rushed, busy, aimless lives. If you’re like me, you were praying for a break. 

The universe has granted you one. 

Some of you may not have known you even needed this. But here it is, and now that you have it you don’t know what to do with yourself. 

Bored? Losing your mind? Can’t find anything to do? Scrolling aimlessly through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and then even your email!? Stuck inside 24/7? 

Let this be a time of refreshing your mind and soul. 

Let this be a time to find yourself. 

Find what makes you happy, call your loved ones, check-in on those grandparents often, bake, read; many books are online if you do not have them in your possession. Use this time to create, get back to writing, drawing, or painting. Use this time to get back to your roots. Maybe you loved art as a child, but as you grew up you lost your interest as jobs; schoolwork and relationships took over your time. Find your passions, what makes you who you are, look inside your soul. Let that fire inside your soul burn brighter than what seems to be a fire around you. 

Think of this time as a gift. 

You now have the time to finish any projects you started but never got around to finishing. Maybe that entails cleaning out the refrigerator, pantry, cabinets, old makeup, the mess underneath your bed, or cleaning out your closet. 

This is a time to get stuff done. 

Quarantine yourself, stay home and wash your hands regularly. If you are staying home, there isn’t much else you have control over. The only thing you have control over right now is what YOU do, not what happens to you. The time we have is so important. 

Think of this as YOUR time. There is so much happening in the world around us. 

Take time to take care of yourself, clean, cook, eat right, get that sleep you’ve been so deprived of. 

Times are worrisome, things may be falling apart, we may have to be socially distancing ourselves, but this does not mean we lose contact. We now have time to not only emotionally get to know ourselves, but we have the time to connect and emotionally get to know each other. 

Check-in on your friends you haven’t talked to in a while. Maybe busy schedules tore a hole in between you guys, let this time patch that hole. Figure out what you guys have been going through, be there for each other. Relationships do not have to fade because you can’t physically see each other. 

Call, text, Facetime, Zoom, Skype, send letters; these forms of communication have not died. You may feel alone, but just know you are not the only one feeling this way. Yes, this is a time of uncertainty and anxiety. It is inevitable, we will all worry. 

But, let us not forget, we’re in this together. 

We, alone, are in this together.  

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