Are you the type that rushes to catch up to a friend that you just spotted across the street? Or are you the type of personality that dons sunglasses and continues shopping, hoping to avoid a lengthy conversation? I know that sometimes I have been guilty of the latter. Not always of course but sometimes. Is it laziness? Is it shyness? Am I an introvert?(more…)
How are you coping with the new rules of social distancing? For many, this has meant an unexpected dose of isolation followed by a serve of boredom.
So what can we do to fill in the time while we wait for those coronavirus case curves to plateau out?
Social Distancing Meaning
Before we continue, perhaps we should look at the debate re term usage. Is it ‘social distancing’ or ‘physical distancing’?
Some have said that ‘social distancing’ requires keeping a distance from family and friends which might imply isolation and loneliness. On the other hand, ‘physical distancing’ is a term that can be used to refer to the number of feet or metres that one should maintain as a safe distance from others.
One can adhere to the suggested physical distance from others while still staying in touch with social contacts and family members.
Meaningful Distractions During Lock Down
I must say that when we ‘cross the bridge’ and come out the other side of this pandemic, we can expect to see some gorgeous gardens and some spick-and-span homes, many of them newly renovated.
But what else can we do with our time?
I am hearing this all the time.(more…)