It seems we all have a new corona normal schedule. Besides the virus, there’s a lot of fear in the air. Financially, there are many unknowns. Emotionally, we worry about family and friends. Some reading I’ve been doing says to keep a schedule. Get up the same time every day, put on your make-up as if you’re leaving your house. Someone on Facebook says if I don’t come out of this quarantine with a new skill, I lack discipline, not the time I’ve been complaining I don’t have. It seems everyone has an opinion about who is to blame for this situation. And of course, we are all washing our hands more than we ever have.
I’m being gentle with myself. I wake up when the sunlight comes in my window and I go to bed when I’m tired. For me, there are no more days of the week. No Monday or Tuesday. There are soap making days, and soap cutting days. I’ve been doing a Facebook Live everyday on my Alegna Soap® Business page. When the weather cooperates, I go to visit my mom. We sit in her backyard 6 feet away from each other and crochet together. When it rains, we FaceTime. Brian and I take turns making dinner. He’s home working in the back room, and when his door is shut, I know not to bother him. I’ve donated more product than I can count to hospitals, health care workers and neighbors, trying to pass on some kindness.
The reality is, there is no corona normal. We’re all muddling around, trying to do what needs to be done. Most days, most of us do the best we can. I call that success.
How are you handling yourself?
Yours in Gratitude,