Living Life Slow
Trudy and I have been in semi-isolation in Carefree, Arizona now for 14 days and we’ve been learning a lot about this new (temporary) way of living.
· Stay Healthy. Follow the rules on isolation, separation, hygiene, nutrition, supplements etc. The information is readily available – just do it.
· Get Fit. Eat sensibly, hydrate and exercise. It’s good for you physically, mentally and biologically.
· Work on your partnership. There’ll be tons of worry, stress, uncertainty and fear coming your way. Stay empathetic, loving, caring and kind. Communicate. Listen.
· Make time for Family and Friends. Facetime, Skype, Zoom – fix a regular schedule as John O’Keeffe advised us last week.
· Live Life Slow. Make every hour count. Take time to exercise all five senses. Luxuriate in the thing you’ve had the least of – Time.
· Listen to The Warm – an old Rod McKuen poem. Which means to me – seek out the positives, look for the moments of magic, replace the fear with these magic moments.
· Make Happy Choices. Happiness is the greatest antidote to Fear. Be decisive in doing a bunch of stuff that will make you happy.
· Post a daily timetable on the fridge and stick to it. Routine and structure make us feel secure.
· Stand Up and Fight. Don’t dress sloppily, don’t grab snacks – sit down and eat – and get up early; go to bed early.
· Start every day with a list of three things you want to do, and five things that will make for a happy moment. And do them.
· When you’re feeling blue, tell your partner, talk to a friend, cheer up and be kind to yourself.
· You are not alone. We’re all in this. And just like Smallpox, TB, Sars and Aids – we’ll get through it and get back even stronger than before.
PS: And remember – Series 4 of Money Heist is out April 3 and Series 3 of Fauda on April 14!!