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#stamacasa - engl. #stayhome - all. #make peace with your home.

'Nature does not hurry. Yet, everything gets accomplished. ' - LAO TZU

Such an interesting phase that we all go through right now.. not only socially, physically but also, and maybe, the more important, mentally. With COVID-19 taking over the world and so many informations about it everywhere you look, it's not only confusing but it can get very stressful.

The health concerns that can get to all of us even if we're hopefully, all of us in the 'safe range' and really pay attention to our lifestyle this period.

As the best measurements were taken so we can have the best hold of our health, for sure it may affect a lot of business especially the smaller, local ones. That thought it's not only concerning but can raise sky high many people's stress levels.. With all the uncertainty about the future, we may not even know what's the best plan that we can put into play, with no ending deadline to it.

On top of all this, we have to deal with this situation, mostly from within our own home, and for a lot of us, surrounded with the loved ones - family, kids, the significant other and our fur babies.

As beautiful and as grateful as I am for being able to have more time at home to spend more time with my fur baby and do the chores that I have put off for such a long time, we all know how stressful it may gets. And as it seems, it will probably not end up any time soon.

Still, the only thing that we know for sure is that WE HAVE TO FACE THIS SITUATIONS AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS. Of course, other people may not be your source of comfort and that it's just right but knowing that we are not alone it's sometimes comforting and in certain situations, it helps.

In my opinion, if we can learn and gain anything from this situation is that we may need to learn to FACE IT.

What if instead of complaining about the situation, we make the best of it? What if we chose to stop complaining and see the cup half full? Yes. There is shitty times, and many people are affected so far and many will be from now on. And, that is the truth. But is there anything we can do to change it? No.

Actually it is. To #stayhome and #staysafe. We understood slowly what staying at home means.. but do we really know what 'stay safe' entails? Is it only to disinfect everything and to wash our hands 50 times a day?

Apart from this virus and the health concerns, again, there are many other issues that will occur during this time. And those are just as important for our safety, for our sanity and for our own health.

We are social creatures so we will need people in our lives, such a good moment to be grateful for the era that we live in and for the technology that allows us to stay connected with family and friends, from all around the globe.

But on the other hand, just as much, if not even more, we need nature. For such a long time we have been disconnected from nature. I won't talk here about how this "break" that we took benefits the Nature so much - although....

I will talk about the "break" that we, humans, took from nature. So many of us. How many times have we chosen a coffee out instead of a run? A dinner over a walk in the park? A 'day in bed' instead of a hike?

The next season it's just around the corner.. the summer may be the only time when we may let "nature" sink us with sunshine, sea water, sand, and all the seasonal activities. And still, it has been proven that nature it's the season when our level of happiness increases and we all vibrate on higher frequencies.

Richard Louv talks in his book - Last Child in the Woods, about the term “nature deficit disorder” which describe the loss of connection that human beings, especially children, increasingly feel with the natural environment.

'With over half the world’s population now living in cities, we are facing either the end of meaningful experiences in nature, or the beginning of new kinds of cities and a new definition of nature. According to Louv, conservation is no longer enough—we must also restore or create natural habitats on our farms and ranches, in our cities, neighbourhoods, commercial buildings, yards, and on our roofs, to protect the biodiversity that all living creatures, including humans, need.' - Research done by University of Columbia.