The CoronaVirus has thrown us for a loop this year. In fact the start of 2020 has been tough across Australia and the world. It has been a very long time since a world event has changed the way you celebrate Easter.
Whether you would have gone on a holiday, attended religious ceremonies, or been at family gatherings, this year is different. With big changes such as these you will notice that you might be feeling some Stress, Anxiety or sadness. This is completely normal and ok!
Allow Yourself To Grieve
I know it sounds a bit strange. However, when you have yearly expectations and events that you cannot attend, you are allowed to be sad or angry.
Don’t feel ashamed or guilty for not being able to do what you normally do. Grieve for the moments you will lose in your faith, with your extended families, or your yearly getaway from the hustle and bustle.
Allow yourself some time to feel your feelings surrounding missing out on these things. This is healthy and normal. Bottling up your feelings will just make it more difficult to bear.
You deserve an angry walk; a cry in the shower, or a sad cuddle with your partner.
Let it out and let it go!
Change It Up This Year
To help you still celebrate Easter, and not miss out too much, here are a couple of tips to help you connect and celebrate!
5 tips to consider as you go into the Easter break:
Tip #1 – Create Your Space
It is important to unwind and relax when you have the space and time to do so. Create an inviting and calm space in your home where you can completely switch off and re-energise your mind and body. This might be as simple as a beanbag in a corner, or a small space in the garden.
Tip #2 – Change Is As Good As a Holiday
It might not actually be as good as a holiday, however, you have an opportunity to try something new for your Easter rituals this year.
Instead of the usual religious ceremony – you can catch the broadcasted live streams on Good Friday and Easter Sunday online or watch it on TV or attend an online event that caters to your own unique beliefs.
Create a vacay space in your backyard by bringing a part of your holiday to you. Create a space that is new, different and enjoyable.
Get creative this year and come up with new rituals which allow for social distancing and align with your beliefs and values.
Tip #3 – Learn New Technologies
Even though you may not be able to be close with the ones you love, you can stay connected and see each other.
Smart phones, tablets and computers help us to stay connected. Create a virtual event and invite your loved ones to your own Virtual Easter Lunch or catch-up. Some good programs to use are:
- FaceTime via Messenger, or
Tip #4 – Self-Reflection? Yes Please!
You might like to use this time to self-reflect and re-align with your goals, especially with changes to your regular routine and schedule. Use some of these prompts to start your self-reflection:
- The new social distancing rules have changed these things for me:
- What challenges does this present for me and my goals?
- What opportunities does this present for me and my goals?
Leave a comment below about your self-reflections and new Easter rituals 🙂
Tip #5 – Stay Connected
I’m not going to say all of this will be easy, it’s not. When we usually have freedom to go to a cafe for a coffee, drop into a friends for a catch up, head to the local library, park or beach, we are being asked to stay confined to our homes to stop the spread of the CoronaVirus.
As people we were designed to be in Communities.
We need social connection and a sense of belonging.
This is why here at Fit Minds & Bodies Clinic we have opened up the Online Support Group as a Community to support your emotional and physical well-being.
The Online Support Group offers:
- Fortnightly Online Meetings via Zoom;
- Private Facebook Group to connect with others, and
- Connection with the Fit Minds & Bodies Professional Team.
This is all just for $249 for 6-months access!
The price to stay connected and gain support is invaluable.
N.B. This is the same price as an initial consultation with Kellee.
We are also offering a payment plan for people who are struggling financially. Just click on the button below to find out more.