How are you doing?

Hi everyone, 

How are you all doing? This is the oddest situation isn’t it? And I think probably the hardest thing for all of us is not knowing when it’s going to end and what it’s going to entail. The fear of the unknown I suppose. 

But I think that the two most important things for us all at the moment are to:

  1. Follow the instructions given by your government.
  2. Remain positive and look on the bright side of all this. 

Ok, so let’s find the bright side! It is there. I think the fact that we’re all being forced to slow down is going to benefit us in the long run. Now, as yet, I haven’t done many of the things that I want to do – more reading, practising the flute and piano, crocheting, watching films, getting organised. But I will. Remember we’re all getting used to this situation and we have to take time to adapt to it. 

I also think that, despite the fact, we’re all physically having to cut off contact, thanks to the technology that most of us now have, this is going to bring us closer together in the long run. It’s so important to stay in touch, check in on each other, express your anxieties if you have any. We must talk. Whether that’s light chat or something deeper to help relieve worries. 

It’s important that people find something they can do to take their mind off the situation. It can be anything – cleaning is a good one! We’re all going to have very clean homes by the end of this! But there are so many things you can do, maybe things you wouldn’t normally do – get into reading, learn a new language, take advantage of the many free online courses that are being offered at the moment, declutter, draw, write… The list is endless.

But above all things in these abnormal times we must try to maintain a sense of normality. Try not to lie in bed all day, get dressed, try to maintain a routine (I’m lucky with having my little man as there is an inbuilt routine every day!) and make sure you have things to look forward to, even if it’s something as simple as a long bath. 

That’s it for today, I’m working from home shortly. I thought I’d leave you with a lovely piece that seems to have gone viral.

Colette x

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