Self-Care is Important
To our Attics to Basements Community...
We are checking in to see how you are doing with this collective pause we are all taking. We hope you are safe and healthy and we know many of you remain busy working from home, adjusting to being teachers for your children, learning to order groceries online, cleaning and sanitizing everything under the sun, and managing a household in an unprecedented time. It is a lot!
We also hope you are able to make time for self care. This is more important than ever during stressful times. Even if it is only 10 minutes a day, you can't be there for anyone else if your cup is not full.
We are grateful to be going through this crisis in 2020. At any other time in history (even just 20 years ago) we would not have had the amazing array of resources available to help us manage through this in a healthy, productive, and enjoyable manner:
- There are loads of online options for yoga, exercise, and other classes. An enticing aspect of online classes that is we get to participate in the privacy of our own home...there are no accomplished classmates to be embarrassed in front of, so we can learn how to bend into a pretzel at our own pace.
- For an escape into beauty and art, the Dallas Museum of Art offers its collection of 25,000 works of art online. You can tour the collection from your couch.
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- If you crave nature, the Dallas Zoo "brings the zoo to you" in a series of virtual visits and chats with the staff.
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- Along the same line, the National Park Service offers photo galleries from parks across the nation. Though we can't be there in person, these pictures provide a welcome scenic change from the interior of home. My favorites are the Grand Canyon and Zion.
Learn MoreImage © Bbadgett - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
- Cirque de Soleil just released a new hour long performance this week and has another one due for release on Friday.
Learn MoreImage © Cirque de Soleil
- Libraries are offering free ebooks and audio books. Check out the collection from the Dallas Public Library.
- Many musicians provide free/cheap concerts from their homes. One of these is a locally raised singer-songwriter, Rhett Miller. Rhett fronts the Old 97's, is a phenomenal artist, and a super guy. His shows are full of energy and terrific songwriting. Rhett is playing three nights/week from his home office.
Back in the real world, catch up with friends through Zoom, FaceTime, or a socially-distant appropriate walk. Get some fresh air, even if it is just on the front porch. Take a long bath. Enjoy a cup of coffee with no distraction if that is possible in your home. Virtual happy hours are now a thing, too! And, Texas restaurants can offer liquor to go (we had great Margaritas last weekend!). The point is, find what brings you joy each day and make time to do it.
We hope you are taking good care of yourself and your family. We are trying to do the same. We miss you and are looking forward to getting back to work as soon as we can do so safely, responsibly, and legally. We are all in this together.
Thank you for your continued support.
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