How to practice Gratitude on a daily basis.

What can I do in Self Isolation?

It is a time when everything is out of our control and we just have to wait. Whether you are self isolating heading to work as a key member of the community at this time, I thought I would put together a mood board for Summer. 

It may seem difficult, but at these times it is super important to stay positive and believe that we will get through this. Last night we clapped for the NHS workers and it is such an amazing feeling to be apart of a community, a nation that can come together in a time of need such as this. 

For our generation this is probably the first wold wide crisis that we have faced and I think it has been such an eye opener. 

While over a month ago we were only reading about this in the news, with what was happening in Chine, and now we are living what they have already experienced. 

To see that China is coming out of its lockdown and things are beginning to run once again is a really re-assuring sign.

At this moment all we can do is take every day and make the most of it. We all live busy lives and can never get around to doing everything we would like to. 

This is a great opportunity to take the time to complete tasks the you usually put on the back foot. 

It is important to have inspirations and to know that the world will go on. While there may be changes to how we live, maybe it is time for a change. 

But worrying about what will happen will not help you. It is an anxious time and for those who suffer anxiety more than others, it is important to live in the moment, create mood boards, find something you love to do and take this time to practice it. 

What are you Grateful for today? 

I am grateful I have lots of time to read

I am grateful that I can read and write. This is something we take for granted, our education and we are is fortunate to grow up in the world we have. We are all very comfortable and now maybe take what others would love a chance to learn for granted. 

I love reading and never have enough time to fit all my books in, this is a great time to catch up on reading. If you are not accustomed to reading then maybe it is the perfect opportunity to start. 

I love self development books sonf I have created a post of 5 books that will change your thinking for the better. If you are feeling anxious at this time, reading is a great way to lose yourself in another world. 

I am grateful for my bed

Again, it is the small things that we take for granted everyday, but not everyone is fortunate enough to have. There ar lots of homeless people in every city and during this crisis, when the street were bare, it was more obvious. 

I am grateful that I have a warm bed to sleep in every night. It is an important time for self care, my Self Care Sunday post is relevant to everyday for me at the moment. 

I think everyone will agree that one of the best feelings is having clean sheets and going to bed in fresh pyjamas after a relaxing bath or shower. 

Now during this crazy time, self care can be a priority everyday, even if you are working from home, unless you have a conference call, then you can face mask and work away at your own pace, instead of being in a busy office every morning, or taking the time to make the breakfast you feel you need but never have enough time to and just grab a coffee. 

I am grateful that I can speak to my family

In our age of technology, no matter where we are in the world we can communicate with each other. We should not take this for granted, especially in these times. To be able to have a Skype call with my family in the sitting room at home is such a blessing at this time. 

We cannot rave and if we could it would be unwise to do so, to know that everyone is safe and well is  reassuring in this time. We all know someone who lives in a different part of the world and we are fortunate that we can speak to them like we are in the same room. 

Even during this self isolation time, technology has allowed people to have groups online parties. It is important to communicate with people during difficult times, it helps you realise that everyone is in the same boat and we can all get through this together. 

I am grateful for the food I have to eat

While COVID 19 sparked mass panic in the grocery shopping industry, I am grateful for the food I have to eat. While everyone is panicking buying, it is hard to not imagine - maybe we will run out of food, should I buy lots too? 

I stocked up on basics to last a few weeks but apart from that I am still buying meat, and veg and fruit as I need them every few days. These foods don't last so to bulk buy does not make sense. I am grateful because if there was a food shortage I know that I would be able to make the most of what was available. 

It can also be a time to use up food that you have built up in your freezer, try new recipes while you are at home and be creative withy our cooking. When here is less selection in the shops, you have to compromise and just go with what you can. 

I am grateful that I have enough food to get the nutrients I need. On the bights side there is so much fresh fruit and veg at local shops that all this crazy may be helping people to support their local independent shops. 

Guys, we should also be grateful that we can order online, to have food delivered to our door really, cooked and ready to eat really is a blessing. 

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