Staying Indoors + Staying Positive

Elizabeth Blankendal
April 21st, 2020

When the news broke that we’d been directed to a Shelter In Place Order – I quickly dreaded the thought of being stuck indoors! If you know me, I am one of those people that thrive from being outdoors in nature and enjoy moving around! I couldn’t think of many positives at the outset. Fast forward over a month later and I am enjoying this Shelter in Place! 

This global pandemic has reminded me of the importance of mindfulness. I quickly had to assess how I wanted to experience this time indoors, whether miserable and sad, or happy and positive! I definitely chose the latter despite having work suspended for nearly six weeks now. I wanted to personally share how I’ve chosen to make lemonade out of lemons and hope this inspires someone who may be feeling a bit jaded. We’re in this together!!!

Pick Flowers

I smiled when a fellow Instagram friend nudged me to the challenge, to create a neighborhood floral arrangement. It was so relaxing and fun to go out in the neighborhood and appreciate nature whilst picking flowers! Truth be told, this forms part of my daily routine and is a reminder of how much inspiration can be found in nature!

Eat Local + Fresh 

I’ve been a fan of farm to table produce for as long as I can remember! There is really something delicious about fresh bountiful produce that nourishes our body. This time indoors has provided further opportunity to play in the kitchen and thanks to my mom, I’ve had a steady flow of fresh produce that has been locally harvested. Talk about excited! 

Spring Cleaning 

With an unprecedented amount of free time on our hands thanks to covid-19 – why not get your spring cleaning out of the way! I’ve used this time to reorganize and color coordinate my closet and have found it oddly satisfying to have things remain in place, with this new indoor routine. 

The best part of this spring clean is that it provides a great opportunity to share items with neighbors or your local church/charity. It’s amazing to witness the positives derived from this global pandemic and the opportunity to support our neighbors. 

Creative Workshops 

These have been really fun and have attracted other likeminded people! We have hosted quite a handful now between both Instagram Live which provides a great platform for demonstrative purposes and also, via Zoom Online to provide a greater depth of engagement. 

We’re looking forward to our next workshop this upcoming Saturday 25 April 2020 ay 7PM (ADT) for a fun Artisan Pizza and Wine Night! We’re also lucky to have international life coach Allisson Lacoursiere lead us in a very positive and uplifting conversation! So excited! 

That’s it for now! Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’re safe and sound at home. As we all navigate the global covid-19, it’s important that we’re still nourishing ourselves—not just our stomachs, but also our minds, our hearts, and our communities.

Be well xx