Updated: Mar 28
So, one thing that I have been doing in a time like this is, first and foremost, staying as calm as possible.
Now we can meditate, journal our fears, thoughts, and concerns. We can learn to do something new, read a book, go for a walk (maintaining our distance). We can learn to sit with ourselves and relax when life and work impeded us from doing that. We can sleep for 12 hours!! Call the friends you've forgotten to call because you were too busy, and catch up on life. You can even take fun online quizzes that test your knowledge and remind you how much you don't really know, but can learn. Or, what about learning cooking recipes, gardening, or arts and crafts. You could start writing that book you've been meaning to write for a while now, but had every excuse in the book why you hadn't (no pun intended).
But, the most important thing to remember to do is connect with those you live with. Most importantly if you have a spouse and or children. We get so caught up in our routine that we fail to stop and really connect with those who truly matter the most.
I personally have been journaling, meditating, working out from home, going for jogs, cooking more, spending a lot more quality time with my husband, watching my favorite TV Series, grocery shopping but very limited, I'm calling friends and talking for hours, reading articles to stay informed about the virus, sleeping in, and trying to remain as relaxed as possible. I know that this is a serious situation, but worrying myself to death about it, is not going to help me or anyone. "It is what it is and it's not what it's not, and everything is the way it's supposed to be."