What has helped me the most during this time of isolation, are all the post reminding me that I've asked for time for myself for a long time now. I've been asking for human beings to top, to breathe, to care about another, and to preserve our natural resources. I've been asking for this pause for so long, and now that nature has imposed it upon me, I don't want it?
Now that we finally have time to read that book, use that face mask, start a new workout, try new hobbies, NOW we want to go out, be in our office, in traffic, with others?
These posts that remind me that now I have time to BE and not only DO. Time to BE with myself, know myself, try something new, be creative, pick up my personal projects where I left off when I couldn't find the time. Now I have time to spend with the people closest to me, my family, play with my dogs, sleep a little longer. And also, I have the opportunity to contribute to the environment, mainly by reducing consumerism and controlling CO2 emissions from cars and transportation.
It is not ideal, I know we don't like to be told what to do, is in our human nature, and when they tell me to stay put, all I want to do is go out, be with my friends, see other people. I know spending everyday in the same space, with the same people can be frustrating at times, but the important thing is to know it is natural, and this too shall pass.
Let's enjoy our pause. Let's take a breath from reality, and be mindful. Let's prepare ourselves and recharge for when we have to go out there again. Let's come out from quarantine as a better, renewed version of ourselves, one that values our personal time and space like never before.
But for now, let's stop, and start taking care of ourselves, of our loved ones and of our entire planet.