We’ve been cooped up for a while.
Second month under way, Shelter In Place, living with the COVID-19 pandemic. Brings to mind at least a couple other situations where people are living under controlled conditions.
Can you imagine living in a prison cell? 6 feet x 9 feet, your reality up to 23 hours a day. Living confined, no obvious variety to your day-to-day, forced to look within, forced to free your mind, the only space you can truly control.
Or maybe being in outer space itself, on a mission aboard the International Space Station, living in confined and gravity-light environ, spinning around the Earth at 17,000 miles an hour. Your work would consume most of your waking time on the ISS, no doubt, but you would still most likely struggle with the living conditions and monotony.
Or you could be at home, living under Shelter In Place Orders from your county and state. You could be trying to keep yourself and your family healthy and safe in the midst of a global pandemic that’s infected over 2.4 million people (known), and killed more than 165,000 people globally.
It’s not convenient. It’s not easy. It’s not pleasant sometimes, and can be down right challenging; many people feel (rightly so), that their lives have been shaken up, turned upside down.
Yep, it’s not easy, not by any stretch. Then again, it’s within our capabilities, if we have our health and some source of income to keep going. KEEP GOING. We need to take it a day at a time; you might even take it an hour at a time. What can you do next to make things a little better, to do your job, to keep things going forward?
Do that. Then do the next thing.
Step by step, moment by moment. It’s ok. Keep going.