First, I hope you and your loved ones are safe and well. These are scary times, and staying safe is priority #1 among all things.
Millions of people are under home quarantine around the world. That means different things for different people.
It means we’re still busy. Those of us who worked from home already, or have companies that offer telecommuting, are scrambling to come up with solutions in this rapidly changing world.
Those of us who have had our jobs interrupted are facing anxiety and uncertainty about whether they’ll have a job to go back to when this is over. I live in a Chicago neighborhood filled with local restaurants and small businesses, and I’m worried about them.
It gets scary when you feel you don’t have control. One thing that can help is to continue to create.
My favorite study from Creating Space to Thrive showed that people who make art have more emotional resilience. It wasn’t just admiring and appreciating art – it was the act of creating art. So sketch, journal, paint— even for only a few minutes a day. Practice until it becomes a daily habit. It will help you in the coming weeks and months.
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