As I write this, we are now several weeks into suggested self quarantine /social distancing. In our State it has been suggested all non essential businesses close until May 4th, which will be approximately 7 weeks by that point. I sit here and realize if I'm feeling all kinds of ways right now, I'm sure I can't be the only one.
We are in uncharted waters. We have never in our time had to deal with a situation as dire as this. Our officials are working out the kinks, our first responders and medical professionals, the heroes in this Pandemic have exhausted all of their safety equipment and soon personnel as they too are getting ill.
Those of us at home are trying to figure out life with our new norm. People working from home are trying to learn video conferencing while homeschooling children. We are inundated with what used to be our outside life being made available online, for some causing sensory overload.
What most of us need to be doing right now is taking time to just be. Take time to grieve. Some are grieving loss of loved ones, some are grieving loss of the way things were. This pandemic has forever changed life as we knew it. We do not know what life will bring at the end of this situation. It is perfectly ok to take some time to grieve that and just be. There is no need to rush to fill up every moment of at home life. If you don't allow yourself to go through the emotions, fear and/ or anxiety that you may be feeling, you can weaken your immune system; this is the last thing you need to do at this time.
Practice extreme self care right now. If you need to sleep, then sleep. If you need to go out for a walk, then go. (Just practice social distancing if you see people 6 ft distance) If you need to FaceTime or zoom/ skype a loved one, then do that. Do a digital detox. Do whatever you need to do for you right now or do nothing... Just don't feel you need to fill the time just because.
For people who are sensitive to energies, rest may be called for. You may need to cocoon at this time. I myself had 4 days where all I did was sleep. My body needed that time to cocoon and workout all the new energy on the planet and within me. I allowed myself to take that time. Normally I would push through and "get things done". This time I knew that for whatever the reason, I needed to listen to my body.
I may be an eternal optimist or it may be internal knowing/ spidey senses, but I believe we will come out better than we were before. I believe there is a silver lining. Mother Gaia has been given the opportunity to heal herself as the planet is forced to quarantine and stop pollution. I believe the world is going to have digital overload and long for the times when they can talk to people and it will once again boost human relationships. I believe as the fear fades as people heal, that kindness will win out. I believe with all my heart the planet is ready to embrace the elevation and expansion that has been in the works for years.
So do what you need to do for you right now. There is no right or wrong way. The only way is what helps you be honest with yourself. Honor your feelings and all the rest will fall into place.
Practice kindness to others when you have the chance.
Stay safe tribe.