Week 5 of quarantine here and I’m happy to report that things are looking up!
Having a means of making a positive contribution (without leaving the house) to the mental health of others, along with the creative outlet/learning process that this has allowed for, has me feeling much more like my pre-quarantine self. A lot less lost.
And as I’m teaching children about the basics of mindfulness, a quote from I can’t remember who, keeps coming back to me…. again and again:
“Win the moment in front of you now.”
Right now, with so much uncertainty still remaining, with so much out of our control… taking things one day at a time may feel like too much.
Winning the moment that’s in front of you right now – though mindful breath/tone of voice/choice of thoughts/choice of action – is really all we have.