Lockdown Rediscovery: 3 Things I Find Joy In Doing Now

This is a challenging time, but it’s also an extraordinary time of critical, transformative moments that could not be foreseen.

And here are three activities that I’ve rediscovered during lockdown and why it’s always important to slow down:

1. The desire to paint.

I’ve always had a secret urge to paint hiding in the recesses of my soul, but I always found an excuse to talk myself out of it. Sometimes it was because I lacked the time, or the instruction, or the supplies.

2. Creating majestic indoor forts with my son.

This has become a daily activity that only rotates rooms. I loved doing this as a child, so it’s quite special to share it with my son. We gather up sturdy chairs, heavy blankets, plush pillows, and a giant pink stuffed bear to take on our odyssey. After all, what’s a trip to Jupiter without a giant pink stuffed bear? At least it brightens up the tent.

3. A love of reading.

Books have the uncanny power to transport us, whether across time and space or into the mind of another, and this has become especially important when it’s so hard to travel in person.

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I write about self-development, healing, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, animal advocacy & neuroscience. AuroraMEliam@gmail.com

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