Ways to Mix the Old and the New
By Sandy Schroeder
As we move ahead and reach out to normal, it's easy to shelve much of the past year, but there may be some things to keep.
As we stayed in, spent more time with our kids, and really found out what it meant to be healthy, most of us reached new perspectives. I was just thankful for each day of health. My family grew closer as we spent more time reading, playing games and just talking. We also cooked and baked together and sat down to more evening meals together.
Now as we move ahead, here are some of things to keep.
Evening meals brimming with healthy food - As we ditched the electronics and really listened to each other, everything tasted better and life improved a little.
Early morning talks - As we moved at a slower pace many of us took the opportunity to linger over coffee, play with pets and talk to our kids. Keeping that morning connection may help us have a lot of better days.
Really looking at details - As we sat a lot more, many of us took a closer look at our work styles, equipment needs, and ongoing habits, both good and bad. Making the effort to sit less and move more is crucial as we sit up straight, support our backs and avoid slumping over our computers.
Appreciating the outdoors - As outdoor time became more limited, it was easy to see how vital it is to our well-being. Walking, biking and just getting outside on the patio or in the backyard became important release valves. As we plan trips and enjoy new freedoms, making outdoor time a must counts even more. Fresh air, sunshine and cool breezes can do so much to keep us smiling and laughing.
Reaching out to help - It was amazing to see so many people doing their best to help others as we all struggled through the year. Keeping that focus as we look for ways to help others will keep us all balanced and grateful for all that we have.
Finding inner strength - Feeling tested and learning that we could stand up and meet the challenge became an everyday thing for many of us. Looking forward, it's important to know we have the inner strength to stand firm and cope when we really need to. Never forget that you have that ability
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