Life in the Iso
Updated: Apr 29, 2020
How are you? And what does your life look like in isolation?
I’m loving my isolation so far, despite previously having to cancel a few adventures that I was very much looking forward to. It’s been a few weeks since the restrictions were put in place here in Australia and I must admit that in the first two weeks I was feeling quite lost and anxious, no different than most people, BUT those feelings thankfully passed and I’ve been feeling more comfortable as I started to make new plans for myself and find a lifestyle that helps me make the most of the changes.
Particularly I am thankful for a few special people in my life who have been keeping in touch with me, checking in and lifting my spirits up with their kindness, humour & positive outlook. You know who you are and if you are reading this I want you to know that I appreciate your presence, albeit virtual, and I feel so honoured to have you in my life.
For day-to-day activities, I have been getting into a daily routine of morning walks in the park nearby my apartment that I’ve recently moved into. There is a lovely creek with a walking trail that runs for approximately 10 kms. I find walking in the morning and just getting fresh air into my lungs lifts up my mood and gets me ready to start either my 3 days/week 9-5 job or the challenges that I have set for myself for the day. Then in the evening, I do either a session of yoga or meditation to relax and to maintain my positivity to finish off my day. I find these little habits together give me so much peace, makes me feel whole and keeps me motivated through difficult times like this. I will certainly keep it up even when life returns to normal again. It is one of the good things isolation created for me, what about you? Has isolation been an entirely negative experience or did you get something out of it?
Although as an introvert I am enjoying the solitude for the most part, I often wish I could share with someone the smiles, laughter, and of course the cheeky touches, oh the things Monica lives for. Perhaps it is the feeling of being let into someone’s world and being able to enjoy each other’s company, like no one else matters (because no one else matters to me when I am with you) that I miss most and I really cannot wait until we can meet again.
You know what, I’ll let you in on my little secret, …. I might be dreaming of you tonight as I drop off to sleep and I would like to think that you’ll do the same.