Finding calm within the storm

Finding calm within the storm

BLOG POST - 4/3/2020

 

Day in the life of Quarantine world ___ ??? I don't even know anymore, lol.

 

So WTH folks?! life has become a crazy whirlwind of anxiety and chaos...and for whatever reason it's centered around toilet paper *eye roll*. I have officially stopped watching the news now. Honestly I just couldn't take it anymore. When all of this started with the Corona virus ( COVID-19 ), I was constantly staying updated on the news and basically checking my phone 5-6 times a day to see what the hell was going on. After a while, I couldn't do it anymore. It gave me nightmares, stress and constant headaches. I understand the need for the Quarantine but at the same time, I can't constantly read up about it. Honestly I was a homebody before all this shit started , so being at home full time is great with me, lol. Reading about all the fear would ultimately spoil my creative passion, and right now I need that fire more than ever. So I get my news second hand lol.

 

I hope everyone out there is staying safe and being a part of the world wide #STAYATHOMECLUB ❤︎  

 

So with that being said, Everyday I have been doing all I can to stay POSITIIVE and stay MOTIVATED. I'm trying to learn German ( I know, it's gonna be a long journey ) right now my German sounds horrible, but I'm usually alone when practicing from my Duolingo app, so it's ok to sound ridiculous. I really want to visit Germany someday and when I do I want to understand everyone and everything. My dream is to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle in southern ,Bavaria. It's a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, built on a hill, towering over a little town below. I just wanna live in it soooo bad!! 

Also, reading more books is on my agenda too. Be prepared for lots of art inspired by gothic folklore in the future! Right now I want to occupy my mind with subjects that are going to add to my creativity and not add to the monotony of everyday life ( there's only so much Netflix you can watch before you start becoming a zombie ). Expand your mind and find calm within the storm. Try a focused meditation.

My meditation at present is picturing myself sitting in front of a giant fireplace, sitting in a giant high back chair ( Preferably inside Neuschwanstein Castle, *swoon*  ) with stacks and stacks of old leather bound books around me, the fragrance of lavender oil in the air, hearing the click and pop of the burning wood in the fireplace. Curled up with a warm fur blanket... Ahhhh that image always calms my mind. 

Try it...it works lol.

 

Kind Regards,

Lauryn

 

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