Sending lockdown love
In his memoir published last year, Matthew McConaughey (one of our guilty pleasures) talks about ‘red light’ times, when the expected flow of life is forced to a stop and we have no choice but to wait for the eventual green light. In these moments, we can burn in frustration or practice growing our resilience and ability to chill. In our humble experience, Matthew’s right – the most growth often comes from the experiences we want the least.
With that in mind, we’re doing our best to surrender and go with the flow during this uncertain phase. Taking walks at lunchtime, doing the meditation that falls off in busier times, appreciating the chance to connect with our kids’ learning, trying recipes that are too slow for a normal weeknight. When we’re feeling wound up, we’re finding that turning our attention outwards and checking on a friend helps.
Here are a few other things that are helping us:
- Enjoying listening to designer Gabriela Hearst’s perspective on how to live with a sense of romance.
- Living in the Mahsa Gentleman Classic Shirt – so relaxed and easy to wear, as well as being a ‘pulled together’ top half for Zoom meetings.
- Diffusing Aesop Catherine Oil Blend to beautify our spaces.
- Making a simple guacamole (organic avocado, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, and cumin to taste) to serve with corn chips, and sipping our favourite drinks – Seedlip botanical spirits and Mint, Lime and Kawakawa Probiotic Soda by Wild Delicious.
- Meditating daily with this free online course from Graham Mead.
- Feeling relieved that we’re not locked down with Nine Perfect Strangers.
Stay safe at home this week everyone – and perhaps consider donating to Women’s Refuge because not everyone has a safe home.