If self-isolation means protecting ourselves and others, I will gladly oblige. After all, when will we get the time to ever experience a national vacation that forces us to care for one another like this again. The elderly are being cared for by their loved ones, families are forced to reconnect with one another by spending time together and there are those key workers who selflessly keep the nation going. Whatever the case, we didn’t choose this situation and we have no control over it. The only thing we can do, is to remember we are all in this together and we might as well make the best use of this opportunity.
The one thing I must admit that I discovered from this experience, is that the world momentarily regained its compassion and went back to being loving again. Why? Because we are fighting a common enemy and this somehow reunited us. I don’t know how long this would last, but for now, let’s drink-up the lemonade that came our way when life dropped us this lemon!
On that note, here are some personal things I thought of, that may help you adapt to this self-isolation period. Hope you find it useful.
Tip 1: Pray, Read The Bible And Mediate on God’s Word
As a Christian, this is the most important thing to me. It’s how I like to start the day. It’s basically fueling my mind for the day ahead. It’s also important to pray for our nation and the world at large for things to go back to normal.
Tip 2: Maintain a daily routine
If you were going to work, you would have a routine in place and this period should be no different. This could mean, waking up the same time you go to work, changing from your pyjamas into comfortable clothing, having breakfast at your usual time and having a list of things you want to do. By doing these things you experience a shift in your thinking that would prepare you for the day ahead and prevent boredom!
Tip 3: Excercise
Do what works for you! This can be strolling (which gives you time to stop and notice things along the way), excercise indoors or go jogging in your local area. Remember to adhere to the lockdown rules in your area!
Tip 4: Eat Healthy Foods
The reason why we’re self-isolating is to protect ourselves from the elements. So, it makes sense to eat foods that would fuel our bodies and build up our immunity against those elements.
Tip 5: Have Fun
Do something you enjoy. The key word here is ‘enjoy’. You could:
Tip 6: Stay digitally connected with others
Just because you are self-isolating doesn’t mean you should lose contact with others. You can stay connected through video calling via Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime or use any Digital application of your choice to keep you connected with the outside world. You can also stay connected by phone or text.
Tip 7: Take care of yourself
Nothing is more important than nurturing yourself. So use this time or shall I say, this opportunity to pamper yourself.
Hope this spurs you on to find creative ways to embrace self-isolation. Here's hoping we all stay safe and keep healthy!
Sanitizers have become a rare commodity due to the current Corona Virus (Covid-19) pandemic. Therefore, learning to make yours could proof useful as you can make some whenever you want without the fear of running out! Hope you find it useful. Stay safe veryone!!
In light of the current health scare, we are facing testing times, but we are a fighting nation! And we've managed to 'keep calm and carry' on despite the challenges. That is why I would like to thank all the Key workers around the country working tirelessly to keep the nation going. You are highly appreciated!
Making crafts by hand can be labour intensive. But to carry the tools of that trade on the shoulder, street hawking for customers, is no easy feat. I kind of took this craft for granted till I came across a street tailor recently and had a new found respect for the craft.
Finished working on the commissions for Kemi West 2020 diary collection and thankful for people who find them useful when planning their day-to-day activities.
Sanding down each book cover after it's been guillotined may seem laborious, but is worth the effort since it gives the covers a smooth edge.
It clearly is. I just saw the Netflix movie ‘Tall Girl’, about a 16year old girl who is 6’1 facing issues in life because of her height. Having experienced similar issues growing up, I must admit, I didn’t think tall women would still be facing these issues in this day and age.
It is true that most of the issues highlighted in the movie were once my reality, but I personally no longer see them as an issue. Why? Because I’ve simply decided to be me and not be defined by my height. There are far more important things in life, than to focus on things that don’t add value, as life is far too short to waste valuable time on irrelevant things.
It is true that I’m tall (as some people like to tell me). Do I play basketball? No. Do I have days when I don’t feel like entertaining tall girl comments even when the comments are well intentioned? Yes. But life goes on, as I’ve learned to shake it off and be me regardless of anyone’s comments.
Being surrounded by women much taller than me in my everyday life, means I no longer see being tall as an issue. Past problems I encountered with ill-fitted clothing, like blazers with sleeves-too-short, or trousers not-long-enough, are fast behind me. Now, I know where to shop for my height or get clothes altered to suit my built. Even when stuck in confined spaces, for instance, on public transportation and my long legs won’t fit into the passenger seat, I take it in my stride. If I can’t sit comfortably, I stand and life as they say, goes on. Even when I accidentally hit my head against the bus ceiling, because I got up abruptly forgetting how tall I am, I just rub my swollen head and keep on going. What’s a girl to do. It’s all part of being tall. And if someone politely asks me to pick up something from a high shelf because it's beyond their reach, no problem, I’m always glad to help. Likewise, wearing heels is not a problem neither is it in my nature to slouch.
Being 5’11, I am by no means the tallest girl on earth, but I still get my fair share of tall girl comments. The difference is, that I don’t let the comments get to me, because I’ve realised it’s sometimes well intentioned. On the few occasions where the comments seem spiteful, I don’t take it to heart as people will always have a comment on something. It’s my reaction to the comments that is most important and I choose to make light of them. I even engage in banter about how tall I am and sincerely don’t feel offended by them, especially if I know it’s coming from a good place. The more people notice that I’m comfortable with my height, the more my height become less of an issue. Simply because I don’t focus on my height, but on my gifts and abilities, as there is more to me than my height.
All said and done, for me, being tall is not a problem as it’s not something that I can change. And sometimes it can seem like a predicament because of the issues being tall can bring. But as my mother always say, ‘What can’t be changed must be endured.’ It’s a saying I used to hate but it’s now my favourite phrase. On that note, what does being tall mean to me? I find It gives me the opportunity to be me and naturally stand out from the crowd.
To all my fellow tall girls out there, own your tallness, for you are beautiful just the way you are!
There are several stages to making a book and each stage can be therapeutic in itself. Cutting book spines is a process I enjoy when working on new book projects. Because you need a little dose of patience when binding a book, it can be calming if you’re focused o the task at hand and give it your undivided attention.
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