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  • Writer's pictureHelen Chorley

What I've learnt in 57 days of quarantine in 2021

I spent 5️⃣7️⃣ days in quarantine this year 😳

Yes, you read that right, 57! Out of 365! (That’s 16% of my year 🤓🧮)

And I really want to tell you about people 'in charge' of the situation and how much I don't rate being criminalised whenever I... just come back to my homes 😡

But... I'm going to talk about what I learnt 📚

Because it seems despite highly questionable situations, we are always given the opportunity to learn something - at least about ourselves 🤪 Here are some of mine:

1. I can actually stop. I can, just, be here. It's not ideal, but it's possible. Action is not my entire personality! (still need the sun, though 🌞)

2. I'm not going to read 57 books or take on a new career while I'm in quarantine. No matter how many 'spare' hours there are 😂 and how much I made plans to!

3. Sometimes FOMO is all in your own head. So DON’T listen to yourself - especially at 5AM! “Comparison is the thief of joy” as Teddy Roosevelt said.

4. Patience - like its good friend Gratitude - is not a god-given talent, it’s a skill that can be nurtured through daily practice.

5. Out of sight doesn’t necessarily mean out of mind (#listenup ghosting developers 👻😆). I had so many people check in on me during this time, thank you all 🙏🏽

So there it is. 'How to take the philosophical approach during C0VID 'stuff.'' 😅😂

What did you learn during (hopefully your shorter) lockdown / quarantine this year?

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