"It’s really hard to be a person. Things happen to you all the time. And really, what keeps us going is kindness. That’s the way life is: terrible things happen, exciting things happen, a lot of things! And how to not get distracted to the point of forgetting what’s important—always—is not to get confused. When we get confused, we forget to be kind. If we’re not confused, we remember to be kind."
- Sylvia Boorstein
As you go through your day, consider moments when you can practice kindness - toward yourself, your loved ones, your coworkers, neighbors, folks you may encounter in a store and wherever else you may find yourself. It may look like an outward gesture of kindness, like saying "thank you" or making eye contact. It may be more subtle, like pausing and taking a conscious breath. It may be putting a hand on your heart and acknowledging that you're doing the best you can. It may be putting a hand on your heart and acknowledging that we are all doing the best we can.
Whether you’re working from home, it’s likely you’ve increased the amount of time you are spending in front of screens over the last year. It’s work access, social and family connection, political and civic engagement, and entertainment. It’s also very exhausting for the mind and the body.
Whenever possible, I invite you to take a short break from looking at a screen. When you do, try one (or more) of these to give your mind and body some rest and restoration: