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How to Turn to Nature and Community in Times of Self Isolation

Self care has been an important part of everyone’s life in the times of COVID-19, focusing on the ways we can feel connected and happy no matter the conditions. This can be achieved through reaching out to our friends and family, but that is only the beginning. In this article, we'll explore some easy activities and focuses.

Nature-based Activities

Nature is a haven many of us have forgotten to enjoy more recently during the modern era. Though it may seem uneasy to stop living a modern life, going back to basics by enjoying nature is an important step to staying happy, while work and friends become less significant for some for the time being.

Where social distancing is the norm, doing activities which involve little to no people around is essential. Here, nature is your friend, offering an escape to beautiful landscapes created with generations upon generations of growth.

Nature Walk

Start with a simple walk and find yourself connected to a world which you have not been since childhood. A sense of longing may be lifted from your spirit. This happens because we all came from nature, and a short walk through your roots can fill you with wonder and awe at the impressive life which thrives in the grasslands, forests and rivers, just a few steps away from your home.

Picnic in Nature

If you're starting to enjoy your time in nature, pack a lunch and enjoy it in your favorite spot. Eating your meal surrounded by nature is beneficial for your health as well, with fresh air reducing stress and encourages more mindful eating, leading to better digestion.

"Nature is not a place to visit. It is a home." – Mary Davis

Activities at Home

Though nature may be an ideal escape to enjoy yourself during self isolation, it is also important to stay productive. Watching TV shows indoors all day may be entertaining for a while, but now is also a good time to explore better diets and exercise, and learn something new to add to your skills, which may become useful for future job opportunities you want.

Let’s Start With Exercise

Exercise is not only a way to appreciate yourself more, but it also builds a healthier immune system, putting you at a lower risk of complications if you contract viruses with respiratory components, such as COVID-19.

The frontline of the fight against COVID-19 is us and our community. Keeping a healthy lifestyle among the community lowers the chances of contracting the virus, since everyone maintains a healthier immune system.

Learn a New Skill

With all this free time available to you, it is a great idea to start learning new skills. Have you ever wanted to learn how to program code or learn how to speak French? Now is the time.

Online courses is suited for people of all ages from around the world to join in, learn and grow. The diversity of classes and courses offered online are near endless and almost any subject can be found. Find one that matches your needs now.


If you want to learn more about Alam Santi’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact us.


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