03 Apr Iso Survival Tips
I get it. I feel it too. This is weird – right? We are travelling through a time of the unknown and it’s got us a bit rattled, rightly so. Planet Earth on the other hand is thriving, she is getting a break from us, fish are swimming in crystal clear water in Venice, the swans have returned to the canals and satellite photos show that pollution is dissipating over a number of countries – now that’s a before and after photo I’m all for!
The Coronavirus seems to be working for Mother Nature, not so much for us – or is it? It’s hard to not get caught up in the hysteria of it all but I think we all need to make a choice about the lens we’ll view this situation with. The virus is here to stay for the foreseeable future, so perhaps we could use this time to reflect, learn, grow and reset. Did we take too much? Did we put up our fences too high? Did we put more importance on our phones, likes and influencers than the marginalised, vulnerable or even our family?
We have a lot to think about, and we have a lot of time to think about it! There is no denying that there will be dark moments and days ahead but we will get through this!
Below I’ve included a few tips on what I’m doing to survive, thrive and keep up the high vibes:
- Get creative – I’m going to learn the piano via YouTube, Lady Gaga look out!
- Limit time on news and media – I’ve given myself a daily allocation of one hour
- Daily routine – Important for mental health and maintaining some normality. I’m desperately trying to not change my sleeping body clock, I love a sleep in!
- Move – finding a new way each day to move my body, the kids are loving the trampoline sessions!
- Fun – Did someone say houseparty? Will report back but I’m having my first dance party with friends tonight!
- Give – I’m finding ways to compliment people more, smile, engage, have a laugh, asking people how they really are
- Orgasms – sneaking in more however I can because… do I really need to give a reason?
- Nourish – Mostly everything I’m putting into my body is fresh food in its most natural state, being extra mindful to really nourish the temple. (except the bags of chips and chocolate!)
- Fresh air – Every day I go for a mindful walk in nature and deeply connect – I look at the trees, listen to the birds, stop and smell roses etc
- Cry – I’m going through some personal trauma at the moment so it’s a double Corona whammy, I never knew I could cry for 17 hours straight, I’m adding it to my resume. The important point here is, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to feel a million emotions, don’t judge them, just experience them and if you need help, reach out to a friend or a mental health line. (someone will ALWAYS listen)
- Dance – Put the tunes on and have your own dance party in your lounge room
- Connect – Whatsapp is my lifeline with different groups of friends. Create a chat group, invite your friends and never feel lonely again!
- Read – When you need to check out of the craziness, pick up a book and lose yourself in it. Crime, thriller, romance – what’s your thang?
- Meditate – A daily ritual that you can do anywhere, anytime and feels so good. If you’ve never tried meditation trust me it’s a game-changer, have a go during the ‘rona and I bet you’ll never look back
I hope some of these suggestions help and don’t forget If you really want to sink your teeth into some new ways of thinking and helpful strategies to get through this pandemic, join The Reset Summit. The Summit is a series of interviews with performance psychologists, meditation gurus, neuroscience experts, declutterers, artists, surgeons and more.
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Love, Taryn x