Staff Spotlight: Celebrating the Holidays in Spite of COVID-19
One of KYC’s very own staff members shares thoughts on how community members can safely enjoy the holidays.
By: Daxa Sanghvi, MSW
It is important to take time to enjoy the little pleasures in life. We can be creative and modify how we celebrate.
- Soak in the sunshine. If you are able to, get out in the sun for 15 to 30 minutes. If it gets too cold, sit by a sunny window or the patio and receive the sun. This is a life force that would boost your mood and energize you.
- Get groceries/meals delivered to your home. Enjoy the meals, savor the taste and take your time.
- Call the family and friends that you cannot meet with, schedule zoom time to see each other and talk about everything. The food you ate, how much we dislike the situation we are in, what ideas we can come up with to create our happy times and what we have learnt from these past months.
- While you are having zoom meetings, you can make it even more fun with trivia or other games that you can play. On zoom or google meetings, you can do a lot of things together as a group.
- If possible, go for a long ride. Just the change of landscape might be refreshing. Go to some small town or a park, for safety eat outside, bring your picnic basket or pick up your favorite food at a restaurant and enjoy.
- At home, watch your favorite shows or movies.
- Pick up a hobby. Something you always wanted to try or a novel idea. There are so many little projects and creative ideas on YouTube for you to try.
- Our mind has infinite ability of thinking of new possibilities, let it run wild.
- Take time to listen to your body, your mind and your emotions. Talk about it with a good friend.
- Do what you can to create your happiness, one moment at a time.
Please take safety precautions, boost your immunity and spend time doing something that makes you happy.
Enjoy the food, fun and virtual family time.
I am grateful to have the whole world working together towards a common goal of combating COVID-19. What happens to others, affects us eventually. So let us wish happiness and health for everyone everywhere.
Daxa Sanghvi, MSW
Kenneth Young Center
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