Quarantine: Finding Spark

Self portraits taken at home. Pictured: See by Chloé blouse, The Row pleated maxi skirt

It’s been a tough week for everyone. From routine disruptions to witnessing how incapable our system AND people are with curbing the pandemic, there’s no doubt all of us are on edge. I grew up in Asia when SARS happened, yet the severity this round feels unprecedented and overwhelming; job losses, lack of medical care, disrespect for others and mental instability are all hindrances we cannot deny.

As much as I’m tempted to keep checking notifications to stay in the know of every update, I found myself needing to turn off the tweets, the BREAKING NEWS and the various social commentaries my digital peers present. Yes, we are all somewhat responsible, but also taking care of our minds and bodies is equally important. So whether that means taking my workouts indoors or continuing my creative passions on restricted means, finding a balance of education and self-care is crucial. So if you find yourself enraged or anxious over what’s happening in the outside world, take the time to talk and care for a loved one, rediscover an old hobby, or whatever it takes to calm you, because one day we will return to normalcy and we will all have a greater appreciation of the normal life we took for granted. Stay strong, all.

-Matt

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