Why I Like Being Quarantined

Hello Everyone I apologize for the time I was away. I had spent the last week and a half at home because of the virus that is spreading around the world. I really hope that everyone is staying safe and trying their best to stay home as although this may not effect you it could harm others.

So something that I really reflected on these past 2 weeks is that being alone with yourself can be difficult. We may try anything and everything to distract our minds from what is really bothering us. Alot of us may be saying we are really bored, messaging our friends, watching tik tok videos, trying to find absolutely anything to keep our minds occupied. However, now may be the best time of all to reflect on who you are as a person and really see what it is that may be bothering you.

Personally for myself something that I have really been learning about myself is that I am not good at opening up to people. For that reason sometimes I may feel lonely although I have friends and people that I may talk to, but I did not have individuals who I was comfortable in sharing my feeling with. That made me really think about the so called deep connections I had made with the people I know. Learning about these imperfections within ourselves can make a world of a difference when we arrive back into our normal lives. Please maybe take the first 10-15 minutes of you day to really think about what it is that may be bothering you or lingering in the corners of your mind.

Although, this may be a tough time it can also be a great time to understand how privileged we are with all the things that we had in our lives prior to the quarantine. Those things that we may have taken for granted or we did not see as a big deal. Understanding that going out to eat at a restaurant and seeing our friends was a luxury. Being in the company of good people is a blessing that we may have forgotten. Going outside and enjoying the beauty around us is a luxury. Understand that even though we may not have the opportunity to enjoy all these things now we will in the future. The more we can feel grateful for them the more enjoyable it will be on that day.

One other point I would like to make is that in this tough time many of us may feel that we are in a dire need to stock up on goods. That is fair, I agree that we should stock up on food. However, there is no need to over stock when we can always go back out and grab more if need. Remember that to much of anything is not good for us so the same thing applies for oversupplying on toilet paper, vitamins, diapers, etc. We need to think about the community as a whole and try to remain thoughtful in this time of need. Alot of the time we forget that we should getting the things we need rather than the things we want.

I hope that everyone stays safe and healthy


Stay happy, Stay healthy and Keep breathing

Published by themindfulmonk2020

I am a marathoner, a full time employee, a part time server. I enjoy running and I am also trying to live a more mindful lifestyle - it is quite the experience. I have also started streaming on Twitch. If you would like to chat with me live or follow my gameplay you can do so there :) https://www.twitch.tv/bwam94

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