So it’s been a little over a month since we quarantined. In that time, yes I’ve heard many stories of desperation and bad things happening to people, but I also listened to Andrea Bocelli on Easter Sunday, and others sharing their musical talents to lighten the mood. Yes, I read about the spring break parties, but I also read about many people collaborating to flatten the curve. I’ve also witnessed how many people have come together after being disconnected for a long time, and how many businesses have quickly adapted and reinvented themselves. I’ve read about the conspiracy theories, … but regardless of who started the pandemic, we must go on. Because in all situations we have a choice, and each choice will lead to a different outcome, but each choice is a step forward in the design of our lives.
In this regard, as I was listening to a Podcast, I came across a percentage that left me thinking: according to Epigenetics or the “study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself”, 70-65% of our longevity is dependent on lifestyle choices, including but not limited to nutritional intake, sleep habits, exercise, emotional balance, among other. It takes 21 days to build a habit. Why not use this quarantine to explore lifestyles that we had never had the time for. For example, why not exercise 3 times a week even if at home? It is very easy to work nonstop during this quarantine. Why not make ourselves stop according to a predetermined schedule, and use the remaining time to explore other options that we imagined, but never took the time to undertake? That way, when we reincorporate again, we have a more balanced routine. I just hope that throughout it all, we are able to come out of this stronger and better equipped for the challenges ahead.
To all mother’s, from those that are reunited with their families, to those that are not, may you find ways to enjoy and celebrate our day. Like someone said, “Moms are like buttons- they hold everything together.” As always, if we can help in any way, please contact us at 305-356-7402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember “Our Promise Is More Than Beauty”.