My hope is that you and your loved ones are staying safe during this time of constant change and uncertainty and heeding what is recommended regarding self-containment.
During this time, it’s important to attempt to remain positive and provide hope – for your family, your friends, and yourself. While the country is turned upside down/your life is abnormal, how do you remain positive, you may ask?
Helping others always provides a healthy perspective. I saw this post the other day on social media from a health care worker who is also a mom of three, all under the age of four. I was touched. Here’s what she suggested:
This “disruption” will go on for a little while I work in a Skilled Nursing Facility aka Nurisng Home. These individuals live and are there for recovery/rehab and are very much affected by not being able to have their loved ones visit. With that being said while the kids are out of school, if your looking for something for them to do have them make get well soon or thinking of you pictures or cards and I would be happy to pick them up and take them to work and post them in the residents rooms to cheer them up and let them know someone is thinking of them outside of the facility! I am sure this will be joy to many of them!!! (Thank you Jessica Davis Wanner for this WONDERFUL, CARING idea).
Talk about focusing on helping others work through a difficult time and, perhaps, bringing a smile to a face! While I don’t have children, I plan on sending her photos of Assateague Island National Seashore (horses) with a little note on the back, letting others know that I care. It’s a small act of kindness, but, I hope that it will brighten the day of someone who is down.
Of course, during this time of isolation, if you are thinking of making a career change or looking for a job, it’s a good time to polish your resume; update your LinkedIn profile and NETWORK.
Hope that this inspires you in some small way and leads you to S.O.A.R.ing in your own special way!