Back when this shelter in place started (initiated by very forward-thinking and brave public health doctors here in the SF Bay Area), I thought okay, this won’t be too bad. I’m normally home a lot anyway and I don’t have children or elders to care for, which I know can be exhausting. It seemed doable.
And it hasn’t been bad or particularly hard on a day-to-day level. I’ve been cooking more. Writing more. Thinking and praying more. (Trying to get to the “exercising more” part!) But I’ve also worrying more. Missing seeing friends in person and of course missing my hunting jaunts.
We have at least another three weeks of sheltering in place (as does much of the world) and I am determined to make better use of the time. On a personal level I’m going to reintroduce fasting into my routine. Going without food for a period of time gives your body the chance to naturally heal itself. I’m starting today with a 36-hour fast (which I am keenly feeling at the moment!) and then possibly I’ll go back to intermittent fasting which reduces the hour span when you can eat. (In the past I’ve eaten during a 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. window.)
This video by Dr. Mindy Pelz is both eye-opening and motivational if you’re interested in exploring fasting.
But on the business front, I need to focus on listing! Plain and simple. Get stuff in my stores. Stop procrastinating because “I don’t feel like it!” I still have plenty of goods to add and since jewelry has been selling well I’m trying to work through my backlogged jewelry pile.
One of my recent sales was this pretty enamel and carnelian pendant–a flea market find. I was pleased this found a new home.
And this Victorian Aesthetic sterling locket was a piece I had acquired in a small jewelry lot from my cousin-in-law who owns a small antique store. He threw this piece in for free.
So I’m trying to make the best use of this time. How about you? Are you doing anything different?