So today, like all the days before it, I use the resources at my disposal to help me cope. I take deep breaths where I need to. I pause. I get fresh air. I walk. I move my body. And although I am a stickler for routine and I know many of the practical things that have been sanity savers will no longer be at my disposal (thank you, 6am yoga at my favourite studio).
I also know I have adapted many times before and I will continue to adapt. I will grab my mat and I will bang out some downward dogs in my lounge-room. I will switch off my phone when the constant Facebook notifications or news articles circulating become too much.
Because what we are being told now more than ever before is to look after our health. And that includes our mental health. When we make sure we are OK, we are ensuring the health of our entire community. That is the purpose of quarantining and isolation.
How can we…