Day 4—You’re not alone
I’m a social media addict, but it can be intimidating tuning in when so much news is being reported. That said, I have enjoyed seeing how my friends are using social media as a distraction. For those with children, I love to see how parents are setting up mini-classrooms, planning pajama days and scheduling break times with pets. Who doesn’t want to see photos of dogs? I’m also enjoying suggestions friends are sharing to stave off boredom and keep everyone productive, as well as reminders to support local businesses. Yes, we all stockpiled food, but many of us can get pick-up or delivery at local establishments. The support across multiple communities has been inspiring.
Useful tips for your mind and body:
- Silence can be painful, but so can the news. Find a fun playlist to add some sound to your day.
- Read a book, watch a movie (some services are even offering virtual watch parties!), and relax with a bath.
- Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn? Find an online class—it doesn’t have to be work related.
- Keep moving. Our gym at work is offering online classes each day while the gym is closed.
- Walk around the block, if possible. I challenged myself to take my dog for a longer walk each time we go outside and have run into neighbors along the way.