I know there’s a lot of talk about the coronavirus right now. It’s an odd time, I know. Unsettling. But it’s going to be okay. I’m not here to tell you what the right way to handle things is, only to suggest that you not freak out. Listen to the doctors and scientists who have the most up-to-date information about what you can do to stay safe. Also, wash your hands with soap and water. (But you knew that already, right?)
But enough about that.
Maybe we all need a respite. Which is what I’ve always wanted this space to be.
Right now, look around you. Notice the sunlight falling across the floor. Or maybe take note of the soft, grey sky outside your window. Are you sipping tea, or coffee? Are you curled under a soft blanket? Is there quiet music playing? Wherever you are, pause and notice.
If you want to make a list (you know I love lists), write a quick list of five things you’re appreciating right now as you pause and notice. If you don’t feel like writing, then just think these five things in your head; list them mentally. While you think/write them, feel them in your heart.
Then take five deep breaths. Slowly, thoughtfully. With a deep appreciation for the breath in your body right now and with a deep appreciation for your five things.
If you feel overwhelm as you move through your day (any day), you can come back to this simple exercise; you can create this respite for yourself. This will help you maintain a peaceful state of mind. You still need to wash your hands…but this respite (this sliver of peace) is yours.
sending a little love your way, m