How to Accept Self-isolation?

Happy weekend! It feels a lot more serious today doesn’t it? I don’t know the situation in your country, but in Lithuania since Monday we have everything closed except food shops and pharmacies, and some offices are open, where the right precautions are in place. I feel that I should reflect on these global changes that happened, as today we don’t even know how long this situation will last. I try not to focus on the news, but at the same time, I want and have to be informed about what’s going on in the world. And I believe that you are staying informed and taking the right precautions.

This week was definitely one of the more difficult ones for me as well. I will admit, I’ve been a bit down, lots of work (which I love), more tired than usual, but grateful for my health and those great people I have in my life. So, I definitely look forward to stay at home and chill! As all of us, I had to accept the self-isolation, which I’ll admit was not easy for me, because I’m so used to spending time outside my home. Having read about it a bit, I would like to share how I accepted it, and enjoy this time that we have at home.

To begin with, we should allow ourselves to feel what we feel, even if it’s being a bit down, because it’s so important to listen to our bodies and minds, and accept the feelings. I’ve just had such a week and I can say with a calm heart that those feelings, once accepted, are going away. It’s been a week where I was walking a little bit slower, thinking a little bit more, and I know that when this is all over, we will become much more. Stronger, more appreciative, happier.

Then, we should slow down and look back at who we are, what we have and what we are grateful for. Indeed, it’s a good time to sit down, take that delicious cup of coffee and poor your thoughts and feelings on a paper. Here are some writing ideas to slow down the time. I found the list on the Psychology today:

  • Write about special highlights of the past year.
  • Write about any recent births or deaths that impacted you.
  • Write about some accomplishments that you’re proud of.
  • Write a letter of gratitude to someone who did something kind.
  • Write about a new passion.
  • Write about any positive transitions or transformations.

I would like to leave you with a beautiful text from Kitty O’Meara, I found it so beautiful that I thought it would be great to share with you as well:

This post was a little bit of everything, but the main idea that I would like to share is: this situation is a reminder to all of us to slow down and appreciate what we have and those we have in our lives. Stay save and healthy my friends! Have a beautiful weekend!

With love, Loreta

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