Living alone has not been easy; nor does it ever feel natural (following the trauma /loss of my family). So, as COVID 19 forced me into isolation from my community…I needed to redefine my life (again) and redefine isolation.
Much as been shared online about people who have rediscovered the joy of their family and the value of spending more time with their children, There are also stories about local heroes who creatively address the safety of our first responders, and the security of the unemployed with limited resources or the loneliness of the elderly. As I emphasized in my last blog: we are all becoming better people, who are more conscious of others.
I am not knocking (nor adopting) advice from “experts” who tell us to keep to a routine and exercise. Nor am I motivated (sadly), by the hundreds of posts reminding us of the authors and inventors who excelled during the great plagues. I can find joy with a retreat to the comfort of old movies and old books (with known happy endings). While I may not be motivated to sweat with live-streamed exercise videos, we all know that stress/worry can hurt our immune system, maybe more than the lack of exercise!
So, Let’s Just Live and Enjoy Life ….even if it is as simple as enjoying more breakfasts in bed.