The one sobering reality is that we are all in this together; from the oldest to the youngest. We all continue to find ways to cope and I truly believe that this unexpected time filled with uncertainty has helped us to develop some very interesting coping mechanisms.
For me, I can only describe this as a mixed bag of tools of coping mechanisms. For in addition to the somewhat typical tools, I have been able to hewn some new ones.
So what are some of my coping tools?
I pray a lot.
I meditate a lot.
I find time to take at least one short nap daily.
I have developed a fixed schedule daily.
I find time to fulfill my fitness requirements.
I spend a few precious minutes with my plants on my balcony every day.
I listen to my favourite music.
I play chess with friends across the miles via email.
I play my piano.
I stay away from the fridge and all of my snacks.
I reach out to friends regularly.
Now, this may seem like a lot but I space out my tasks so that there is always something different for me to do each day.
Just my two cents for today.