My friends, I hope you are well. Now that we’re firmly into Week 6 of social distancing, isolation, and/or quarantine, you may be feeling the cracks start to show in your motivation or mental wellness. I shared here more of my thoughts about using this time to be productive and develop new skill sets (spoiler: I don’t necessarily think it’s the right time to be putting additional pressure on yourself, if doing your best right now simply looks like surviving), but I do feel strongly that it’s more essential than ever to focus on your own personal wellness.
Tons of companies are offering resources for communities who are in quarantine and struggling because of the current Coronavirus-inflicted reality – some free, some discounted – and I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite free options that are meant to encourage and support health of mind, body, and spirit. I hope you’ll take advantage of any that may benefit you during this time, and if there are others that you want to share with the rest of the Femme-Brain community, please drop them in the comments below!
Want to know a random fact? During this quarantine period, the open internet has seen a greater than 35% spike in traffic across all of the different screens that you can access internet by (think: cell phone, laptop/desktop, internet connected TV/gaming console, tablet, etc.) – we’re reading more articles, watching more videos, and surfing more sites than ever before. But, there’s one medium that has actually seen less user traffic than before the shelter-in-place orders – Audio! Fewer people are commuting, which means that we’re not tuning in to as many of our playlists and podcasts as we normally would. The good news for us is that content creators are NOT taking a break and there is a ton of incredible content still being produced. I’m a huge fan of podcasts – motivational, news/opinion, true crime, humor, all of it – and have rounded up 5 of the best episodes I’ve listened to recently that have helped me to keep perspective, hope, gratitude, and an energy of positivity in the current climate.