Unless you're living under a rock... you will know that their is a global pandemic literally sweeping the globe. The Coronavirus that originated in China has made it's way across Europe, Africa, and now into North America. Italy is closed- full quarantine unless going out for groceries and medical supplies- aside from that they must stay home.
What is the Coronavirus you might ask? Basically it is a virus that presents itself as a cold with a fever & labored breathing. Those who are most at risk are elderly and those with compromised immune systems (autoimmune, autonomic, etc). Children aren't immune (there is an article going around saying that they are) but the virus presents itself differently and usually much more mild. The death toll is in the thousands right now & leaders around the globe are hoping to slow the spread of the virus.
In the United States- many (if not all) public schools are closed. In Michigan, where I am located, restaurants, spas, and gyms are closed. Some restaurants are allowing delivery and carry out orders. The stores are a bit ransacked depending upon your area... and everyone is obsessed with having enough toilet paper. We are practicing something called social distancing. This is basically where you don't really go out into the main public unless you have to, many people are working from home, no playdates, no family gatherings, etc until the beginning of April, while some government officials say this might last until July. A lot is up in the air at the moment.
Some people aren't worried, while others are terrified.The uncertainty that many people are feeling is astronomical. We can't necessarily control what is going on around us & there are far too many movies that start with a virus that leads to an apocalypse. So people are scared.
How do you find certainty in times that are uncertain? What is it that you might be able to control?
Well with the kids home from school and not going to their activities, there is bound to be an adjustment period. Everyone in the home needs to adjust to this new way of life. Give yourself a week. One week to find a routine that works for your family. Don't compare your routine to Betty Sue's on Facebook, because we all know Facebook is an illusion of the truth.
So here are some of my tips for making this a bit easier.
Remember my friends, fear weakens the immune system and stresses the adrenal glands. To those who are concerned that this is the beginning of government control in your life- remember that if someone can cause fear within you, they can begin to control you. Find your center. Every minute of every day. Keep in contact with friends and relatives-- bring back phone calls verses text messages.
To my Christian friends- GOD IS BIGGER than any virus, any illness, and has a plan for us. One of my favorite songs says "He looks at the earth and it trembles. He touches the mountains and they smoke".
Love and Light My Friends-
~Jes w/HBC Organics
Who am I?
My name is Jes! I am the earth loving, natural parenting, Jesus loving weirdo your mama might have warned you about! I am the owner of an organic, chemical free skin care product line, called HBC Organics.