Being in Quarantine

hike 38We are definitely living in challenging times right now. It can be difficult to handle for many of us. This truly is trauma for our society and our lives.

Most of us, including me, are having times of feeling scared, unsure, anxious, confused, lost, sad, worried, or depressed. Know that this is normal. You are not alone.

Reach out to others in safe ways — by phone, e-mail, internet, through the media. We can support each other and get the support we need. We are all in this together.

And take time to enjoy what you can. Spend some time in the sun, in the fresh air. I just sat outside in our back yard, feeling the warm sun on my face, a light breeze caressing me, and smelling scents of citrus blossoms and pink jasmine floating in the breeze. It was renewing and filled me with an incredible sense of warmth, happiness, and peace.

Find that where you are. Don’t just sit inside all the time. Find moments of joy in each day. Spend some time in the fresh air and sunshine. Sit in your back yard or walk around your neighborhood (keeping a safe distance from others). Read, write, paint, create, play music, sing, dance, do some gardening, clean out closets and drawers, de-clutter, take naps, play with your dog or cat, and connect with others in safe ways. You may be home, but you are not stuck.

1016And while we are at home, this is a good time to take stock of our lives. As everything is changing, we can also change our lives as we move forward. What do you no longer want or need and are willing to let go of? What do you value, treasure, and want more of? Think about how you want to restructure your life so that it is better, more meaningful, and more rewarding.

And there is still a lot to be grateful for. Find things every day that make you smile and feel thankful. You can discover new foods by what is available in the supermarkets. You can read those books you always wanted to read, or see those movies you had missed.

Also remember that you are stronger than you think. Hold onto hope, love, light, and trust. Be kind to others. Treat everyone with kindness and compassion — we are all hurting and scared, and we all need some kindness and compassion in our lives. Let go of anger, worry, and fear. Be present in each moment.

For those who like affirmations, repeat any of the following that you need or that resonate with you.

  • I am safe
  • I am healthy
  • I am strong
  • I am fine
  • I will come through this even stronger
  • I am kind and compassionate
  • I find moments of joy every day
  • I trust

IMG_3130And know that this will pass, and we will come out the other end.

Trust that you will be more than okay. You will blossom and will treasure things you took for granted before.

For now, please follow precautions and take steps to stay safe and to keep others safe.

Wear masks where needed, keep a distance, wash your hands, and stay home as much as possible.

I wish you all comfort, peace, and joy. We are all in this together. And we will come out of this renewed and stronger.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone.

 

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About Lynn Miclea

LYNN MICLEA is a writer, author, musician, Reiki master practitioner, and dog lover. Although she worked many different jobs throughout her life, she has always loved reading and writing, and one of her dreams was to become a professional writer. After retiring, Lynn further pursued her passion for writing, and she is now a successful author with many books published and more on the way. She has published many books in the genres of thrillers, suspense, science fiction, paranormal, mystery, romance, memoirs, self-help guided imagery, and children’s stories (fun animal stories about kindness, believing in yourself, helping others, and being more than you ever thought possible). She hopes that through her writing she can help empower others, stimulate people’s imagination, and open new worlds as she entertains with powerful and heartfelt stories. Originally from New York, Lynn currently lives in southern California with her loving and supportive husband. Please visit her website at www.lynnmiclea.com.
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6 Responses to Being in Quarantine

  1. Gwen M. Plano says:

    In the midst of so much sorrow and fear, we are rediscovering gratitude. How wonderful. ♥

  2. Donna Wells says:

    Thank you Lynn! I needed this. Have been slipping into feelings of sadness and exhaustion.

    There was an article in Rolling Stone about “Moral Fatigue” from having our every decision be life-or-death now.

    Donna Cox Wells, Esq.

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, I think so many of us are feeling this now – and it really is exhausting and overwhelming. I’m glad this helps a little bit. Sending you much love! ❤

  3. Kent Merritt says:

    Even though we all feel isolated, we can also take comfort in the fact that we are all in this together. And thank God we have the internet! Having the ability to connect with others online is a real blessing. It’s not the same as human contact, but it’s still a great comfort. Thanks for sharing your experience, Lynn!

    • Lynn Miclea says:

      Kent, thank you so much for your kind words. And I agree – we are all in this together, and it really helps to connect in whatever ways we can. Thank you so much for your comment! ❤ 🙂

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