The coronavirus had made life surreal. It has become challenging to plan our days as usual as we tune in to all of the announcements from day to day to see what’s happening and what’s being cancelled.
In my own life, I have a yoga studio and our community to consider. My daughter is in a theatre conservatory, and her senior grade has been putting their soul into their work for several years now to show their creative brilliance in May, and now everyone is being sent home to finish out the year remotely; all performances are canceled (heartbreaking for us). My son’s high school is going remote for a month. My niece’s hockey nationals are cancelled. School concerts and sports seasons are cancelled. Daily schedules are changing, people are working from home, and we are all working to figure out how to do things differently. There is also concern for how this will impact people’s finances and the economic impact of small and local businesses.*
While I understand that this is something we are all going through together globally, I took some time yesterday to fully grieve our personal losses.
We need to take care of ourselves and of each other, and part of this is tuning in to ourselves and to each other (rather than to the panic).
I’m staying hydrated, and I am looking to alkalize my diet more. I’m working closely with those around me to make sure we are making decisions more responsively than reactively, and also, it’s helpful to keep talking (versus commiserating) with each other to stay out of the downward spiral that tends to happen when we keep to oneselves with only the news channels for company.
It feels like a good time to see where the opportunities are to take care of ourselves, get closer while we distance ourselves, and embrace the creative aspect finding new ways to be, to work, and to connect.
*many live performance venues and classes in the arts and wellness are being cancelled in response to the Corona virus. If you are able to do so, please seriously consider treating your payment as a donation to the business. The high level of refunds issued can literally break a business.