HEALTH & WELLNESS
CoVid-19 TOTD #6: Being Conscious
Summertime is a fun time, or is it? Usually, when Sommertyme comes, there are so many activities to do and places to go. When you’re in the great outdoors, one tends to let go of some of their conscious thinking. For instance, when you go to your favorite park, you slip into your subconscious, because you’re yearning for relaxation and a moment away from the coronavirus. I totally get it, but here’s what ends up happening.
You get there, hear the ice cream vendors and think to yourself, oh yummm. As you walk further into the park with ice cream cone in hand, you lower your mask to begin enjoying your double scooped sugar cone. Moving along the path, you pass the beautifully arranged fragrant flowerbeds as you head toward the large oval shaped pond. You slowly begin to let your guard down as you feel the warmth of the sun, a breeze kissing your cheek, and still catching the floral fragrance in the air.
Although our new normal has us more conscious about some things, unfortunately when we switch our mode from ‘fully focused’ to ‘easy-going’, that is usually when our subconscious takes over. This causes us to react before we realize it.
Here are some reactive examples, now that you are in the park:
- With your hand, you immediately wipe your mouth as the mess of your quickly melting ice cream cone catches you off guard when it drips from the corner of your mouth.
- You begin rubbing your nose as the wind tickles it with the scents from the flower beds.
- You start to touch your eyes as the heat from the sun begins to make them feel dry.
- You touch your face to brush back hair as a breeze is gently blowing.
It is not easy living in a conscious state of mind all the time. COVID-19 has propelled you into a new lifestyle. This means you must be consciously mindful of what you are doing at all times when it comes to your safety.
Your thoughts are welcome, so comment below as to whether this TOTD was helpful, what you would like to know as it relates to safety tips, and what you were able to relate to. Your insights and expressions are appreciated.
Gloved hands are preparing an icecream cone at a vendor.