Hello! I hope everyone is safe and healthy during this difficult and heartbreaking time. I am writing this to help us all see the rainbow through this storm. I have a hopeful message to share and some helpful tips during this time.
Self-care is more prevalent in the world today then it has been most of our lives. Yes, self-care has always been important, but now with quarantine has been harder and is more important than ever. This past week we got news that will affect the rest of our school year: we will not be going back to school for the rest of the year. It is important to stay positive and find the bright side with not being able to go back to school.
With this quarantine, it may have us down, by not being able to go out to see friends, family, teachers, and even to doing normal daily activities. Maybe just try writing a letter or sending an email to someone you haven’t seen or talked to in a while. A small act of kindness can go a long way, and we never know how it may brighten someone’s day. We must remember our self worth and try to make the best of this situation. Self-care can mean many different things during this time, from taking a mental break from school work and doing something you love to do. This is the perfect time to start a project you have always wanted to work on and have never had the time to do so. It’s doing small activities throughout your day to keep yourself going. This could be going for a walk, run or bike ride, or curling up with your favorite book.
Remember it is all about mindset, if you wake up and think it’s going to be a bad day, it will most likely be a bad day. Yes, the circumstances are not the greatest right now, but we must come to terms with all of our situations and accept them, even when it is hard. Try to find the little moments in your life to celebrate, whether it may be doing well on a test, unlocking a new level on a video game, or even playing a game with family. No victory is ever too small to celebrate. Always remember to smile and laugh throughout your day whether it may be with family or by yourself.
Remember we are not alone in this and have MANY people who love and care about us. They are all just a text, call, letter, or email away. Monticello we all got this and we will get through this together. This quarantine will make us stronger and will help us cherish every moment we have. Keep staying positive, safe, and healthy. Stay tuned on this blog for more inspiration and positivity from my other amazingly talented colleagues. Stay strong and remember to be brave.
Gracie Guertin, MHS Junior