“Hard days are blessings, worth the count and memory, they can shape us more.” ~Tyler Knott Gregson
The terms “destination” and “staycation” have evolved over the past few weeks into terms unfamiliar. While we don’t have the freedom to travel, or gather socially, we can manage how we react, and invest the time available to care for self, exercise/move, evolve through learning, express gratitude, and connect/play with those close to us. Together in mindset, let’s shift our focus, intentional with purpose and thankful for the gift of time in our today.
As Creatives, we have the need to be social, connect, and collab. Within our “Hey-cation” (Hey-we’re-in-this-together-yet-liv’n-in-isolation), let’s entertain new ways to do what we do best. Below, a corresponding Spotify Playlist has been included with itemized ideas, resources and “nice to know bits of info (information)”, that we hope, you’ll find helpful. If not, let these bits be the source of your mindless distraction while taking inventory of your TP (toilet paper). May you smile…
Your Grey Matters (Meditation, Restoration & Sleep)
Olivia Hoblitzelle, MA provides guided meditation on-line.
Find it: www.youtube.olivia.hoblitzelle (enter) / select Olivia Hoblitzelle – Topic – YouTube (enter) Select Relaxing Mind and Body with the Bensen-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine (enter)
Lululemon offers a variety of restorative, workout, and “Stress Detox.” Sessions via on-line “Community Ambassadors,” and through Instagram @lululemon.
Find it: www.lululemon.com select Lululemon Official Site I Shop what’s new online (enter) select Community (enter) / under “Community” select Online Community Resources (enter) / Community Carries On: “Welcome to #thesweatlife online community, your hub for sweat sessions and mindfulness practices - wherever you are.” ~Lululemon Inc.
Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs, PH.D., Behavioural Sleep Medicine Specialist – Blog highlights various topics related to sleep, e.g. “Optimism Improves Sleep”, “Improving Sleep By Managing Stress”. Find it: www.cbtforinsomnia.com / select Blog (enter & scroll down)
YouTube offers endless options of soothing audio and/or visuals of crashing waves, rain showers, nature sounds etc,
“You Got To Move It, Move It”
Free Yoga, guided meditation, workouts, running instruction, blogs etc. are available through various Social Media Networks (Instagram, YouTube etc.). Below, several suggestions to get you mov’n.
Lululemon offers workout sessions (including Run Guides etc.) via on-line “Community Ambassadors” and through Instagram @lululemon.
Find it: www.lululemon.com select Lululemon Official Site I Shop what’s new online (enter) select Community (enter) / under “Community” select Online Community Resources (enter & scroll down) / Community Carries On: “Welcome to #thesweatlife online community, your hub for sweat sessions and mindfulness practices - wherever you are.” ~Lululemon Inc.
Dana, Chiropractic Intern at The Functional Chiro. (Waterdown, ON, Canada) hosts informative workouts & stretching. Find it: @thefnctnlchiro (Instagram)
Matt Hewitt & Brooks Laich share free body-weight workouts/programs & physical challenges
Find it: @opengym (Instagram)
… and if you don’t have access to weights, bands & balls aren’t your thing and, your opposing thumbs restrict your range of motion…, just dance! (Danc’n can improve brain health & memory!)
Written by: C.J. Crooks
Senior Creative Freelance Writer
& G.G. Grande
Senior Research & Content Writer