Coronavirus and Self-Care

As I write this, I’m on my couch with the fireplace warming me, under a soft blanket with two dogs and a cat and a fresh pot of coffee brewing.

It’s raining hard in the Sierra Foothills today and so being inside is a necessity.  The weather and Covid19 has allowed me to be extravagant with my time, when I should have been packing to move to our new house.

I have my journal and a couple favorite pens at hand. Along with a notebook for recording my poetry. I also have something silly on the TV.

I love taking time for myself―no guilt here! But I know so many women who are reluctant to allow themselves these luxuries.

What are you doing with your extra time? Is there a book you’ve been wanting to get started on? An art project you want to start? Perhaps you’ve been wanting to research your life path.

 

Self-isolation is offering us a reset button on our lives. Now we have time to think about what we truly want from our lives and to change our path if we’re not taking the one we now want.

Samuel Johnson, the 18th Century writer, said “To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.”

I’d love to hear about what you’re doing while you shelter at home. What have you been promising yourself?

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