As our world continues to struggle through the past weeks and a “new normal” may emerge, the economic uncertainty has plunged us into a new recession. Unlike ten years ago, out of necessity, we are far more physically isolated from our communities and loved ones. So how do we cope?
Ten years ago, in the recession, I started Dig It® Apparel because I knew that many women, including myself, wanted and needed to find grounding in DIY and gardening hobbies. These pursuits allowed women to connect with nature, be outside, and find comfort in physical work. My stresses lifted when my garden unfolded with the instant gratification of using nature’s gifts to create beauty and order around me. And, just like ten years ago, I’m feeling precisely the same urges to be one with nature and feeling the sun’s warmth on my face.
I would like to share my Top 10 ideas to help us keep a positive perspective and de-stress as we navigate these unique times.
Top 10 Ways to
Keep a Positive Perspective
1. Remember to do things you enjoy and most importantly, take the time to do them.
2. Get moving. Its been proven that feel-good endorphins are released by physical
3. Laugh out loud.
4. Rest and take a break. Take time to ensure you find a balance that can support you
physically as well as psychologically.
5. Connect virtually! Physical distancing need not be socially isolating. Socially
connect with others you may not have touched base with recently and reconnect
emotionally with others, when you can.
6. Be patient with yourself and others. Everyone right now is faced with unique
stresses and we can’t know what someone else is experiencing.
7. Live in gratitude. Enjoy the little things that can make up the fabric of our current
8. Recognize opportunities. With every change that occurs comes opportunities that
may not have presented before.
9. Control what you can and let go of what you cannot.
10. Keep perspective. Together as a community, far and wide we will come out the