Social Distancing has Shown Us the Importance of Slowing Down

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18 Mar 2005 --- Young Woman Looking out the Window --- Image by © LWA-Sharie Kennedy/Corbis

In the matter of moments our whole world has stopped. We have been forced to stop going to our favorite social events, restaurants, and clubs. Brunch has been replaced with quiet Sunday morning breakfasts and gym sessions are now at home and social distancing is now the new normal. Things will never be the same but that you think about it, is that so bad? 

We are a society that is used to always being on the go. For a while most of us were stressed, sleep deprived, and not focusing on our overall wellness. Times like this force us to be aware of the world around us and become one with the person in the mirror. Believe it or not, a lot of people have a hard time being alone. Coming to terms with yourself and your thoughts is a hard thing to do when you’ve spent a majority of time ignoring your issues. Now more than ever people realize that they don’t really know themselves or the people in the it social circles. It is easy to constantly be consumed by the outside factors like your job and children. Although it’s good to be passionate about your career and family, these things can deprive you of the love and care you need to be your best self. 

Demi Lovato was featured in the May issue of Harper Bazaare. Here she opened up about growing up as a Disney Channel Star. It’s a blessing to be one of the most popular child actress for Walt Disney company, it wasn’t always the happiest place on earth. Although grateful for the opportunities, Lovato was terribly overworked. 

“Do I wish that I’d had more downtime? Yes,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “I think when you are a teenager and you’re given your big break, you’ll do anything to make it happen. I do feel that a lot of the way some of my life was handled and lived led to me kind of having a bit of a downfall, just because I was so overworked and I wasn’t dedicating enough time to my mental health or my personal life.”

A lot of people would think that Lovato had it all. Fame and fortune can only go so far when you don’t have inner peace. Thankfully, she is a strong woman and can move on from her life threatening tragedies from the past. The 27-year-old entertainer has reclaimed her life and maintaining her physical and mental health. According to Haper Bazaar, Lovato’s focus has been on how to maintain her physical, emotional, and mental health and re-enter the world with a renewed sense of purpose and possibility.

So being in the house may suck right now but its a great time to recenter. Use it as a break if you need to. You deserve it. Reclaim the little joys in life and create good habits that you can continue when we are out of quarantine. If you find your problems are too hard for you to deal with on your own, you don’t have to be alone. 

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