Today marks 5 months since I’ve been working from home due to concerns over the global public health crisis and for safety reasons. Shortly after the state issued a stay at home order with instructions for residents not to leave their home unless it is for an essential job or for an essential reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.
My thoughts were racing...How long will it be before I am able to visit family? How do I counteract the constant streaming of unpleasant news from social media? What will I do for exercise? Should I order groceries for delivery or should I order take out? ...
Adapting to this new normal has been a major adjustment but was necessary, and over time presented opportunities within challenges. I turn to art during times of distress and uncertainty; and I naturally gravitated to my canvas and paint brushes.
Painting - Rushing Waves
I look back now and see that I have adapted a few changes to my lifestyle:
Hiking and exploring trails in my area
Building and maintaining an indoor and outdoor garden
Monthly virtual create and paint sessions
Meditation and Yoga practice
Life, Self-care, and Work Balance
The stay at home order has been brought on by unfortunate circumstances but so much has been gained by staying at home to connect with myself (spirit and body), loved ones, the natural environment, and purpose.
I hope this time has presented more opportunities then setbacks for you. Have you learned anything new about yourself? (i.e., better management of your budget), picked up any new hobbies? revisited old plans or goals?
Staying @ my art house,