Corona virus, unemployment, social unrest, anger, and violence; it all comes screaming at us on a daily basis, and if you soak yourself in a constant bath of media malfunction, you can get pretty freaked out. This can lead to anxiety, which can lead to a lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and general misery.
It can be challenging to pull yourself away from the roar of the world, but you’ll thank yourself when you turn off the TV, and take a break from Face Book. Create a simple sanctuary in your own home with incense, essential oils, and scented candles. Many of these scents have a truly calming effect on the soul. Add soothing music and feel the weight of the whirlwind wash away as you take deep relaxing breathes.
Allow yourself the simple pleasure of becoming enveloped in a book. Whether a romance, a mystery, an inspired biography, or a book of faith, taking time to be still will give you a sense of peace and renewal.
With so many of us locked up for the lock down, it’s important to remember to stay active. You can still socially distance and take a walk, or ride a bike, how about a jump-rope in your own backyard? Exercise makes a body happy!
Are you a person of faith? Have you wandered? We’ve all drifted from time to time. It’s never too late to return to what has sustained us in the past, and it’s never too late to discover something new and wonderful that uplifts thought and fills us with hope.
Do a favor for a friend, or a total stranger. Bake someone cookies, mow someone’s lawn. Even the simple act of holding a door for someone, or reaching an item from a shelf too high for a little grandma in the grocery store, can make more joy in the world and remind us what is really important, being good to each other.