Daily Practice

I have read it is good to keep to a daily routine right now as a way of coping with the stress of this Corona crisis. I have never had a regular daily practice since I retired unless you count drinking coffee every morning or wine with dinner. In between that I was pretty freewheeling. I did have interests like writing and genealogy research that engrossed me but things feel scattered now. There’s reading or watching the news to keep up with the pandemic, making meals, cleaning up dishes and parts of the house, reading a few blogs and emails, writing my blog, ordering supplies and groceries, Skyping with a family member who is in a Nursing home, nothing in particular order. The stress of this crisis makes it difficult to focus on a routine, kind of bouncing from one thing to the next. We are all doing the best we can.

I do find accessing nature either virtually or in my yard and neighborhood calming and healing. We have visited with our grandson at a distance, taking walks outside our house.

Bumblebees like the wisteria and the spittlebugs love the rosemary bush.


Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word is ‘practice.’

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge 2020

Featured image Beatrix Farrand forsythia at Forsythia Dell Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy

21 thoughts on “Daily Practice

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I am grateful that my kids are close by and my daughter is with us. It is important to have something that nurtures us right now but it is still hard. I think your home projects are helpful to you in that way too.

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  1. JoAnna

    I can relate to feeling scattered and feeling the healing calm of nature. My natural-look, wildish backyard has never looked better. It’s very grounding to work. Be careful not to watch too much news.

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  2. Janet Crum

    I just found your blog through the A-Z Challenge. Love the plant pictures! I’m a gardener too–I can look at plant pictures all day. I’m right there with you re: feeling scattered. I feel as busy as ever, but it’s hard to focus and hard to find a routine. Hang in there.

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