With so much uncertainty, our default reactions can be triggered by stressors that can bring out some weird things. But remember, there is always a reason why people do the things that they do. Everyone is affected by COVID-19 in one way or another. Small businesses are struggling to keep their doors open, employees are getting laid off, individuals including myself have no pay or minimal work for several weeks, parents are scrambling for childcare, low income families may not be able to put food on the table or pay their rent, and much more. Please remember to be compassionate, kind, and respectful of others. We may not have control of how others choose to respond, but we can choose how we do. And remember... this too shall pass.
I am currently on day two of quarantine and I am not going to lie, I am going a little stir crazy. I am so used to going outside, socializing with people throughout the day, teaching my classes, and driving around town. Yet, this time in quarantine doesn't necessarily need to be boring, unproductive, and useless. We can still make valuable use of our time while giving ourselves permission to rest when needed.
Here are some tips to make valuable use of your time during quarantine:
Hi, I'm Lauren and I am here to support people to find freedom in being authentic and the power to carry that out in their lives and community. Writing is one way I like to explore that for myself. Here is my archive of reflections.