Maintain Health Amidst Uncertainty
By Tom Herrin
If anyone feels that they are going through recent events alone, all they need do is look around to find that most of the world is in a state of general insecurity. Times are as challenging as they have ever been. The only thing that may have come close could be the Cuban Missile Crisis when many people feared that a nuclear weapon could be used at any moment. I recall practicing drills and making safe places ready. Everyone was on edge. In today's situation, everyone has the added threat of a hidden enemy that has struck in numbers that are unimaginable and cost more American lives than the Vietnam War. As things begin to improve some and open up, people will still be spending more time than they ever have at home. Getting something good out of something bad is critical.
When people are somewhat stuck with each other, they may as well work on relationships. Dusting off the game boards or cards can be a good start. These create prime opportunities to interact with others. Casual conversation while playing something is a good way to open up. For some, doing craft projects, cooking together, or building something may do wonders. The main thing is to do something they haven't been doing. Good may come from avoiding too much of the same and doing something new together.
Exercise Provides Release
Whether people are staying in or out and about, movement is important to overall health. At this time in which there may be a little more togetherness, it may be the time to begin a group workout of some kind. If it goes well, members will buy in and become more involved. The hope would be this could become a good habit for the entire family. If someone is a little creative, they may be able to come up with some activities that may appeal to all.
Be Stronger Together
When we depend upon each other, we will be more united. Our family always benefits when we spend more time together. We try to eat at least one meal together each day, and when possible, we try to spend some time sitting around the table talking. It doesn't take any kind of real agenda. Once we learn to listen better, the rest follows. In these uncertain times, hanging onto what we have counts big.
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