SHARING IS CARING
Hi Revolutionnaires! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.
This has been such a challenging time for all of us. I’m trying to really use this time at home to grow personally in so many different levels. I’ve been doing a lot of meditative and spiritual reading and listening (message me for some recommendations), I’ve been working with my mindfulness teacher over Skype, and I’m doing my best to stay positive trusting everything is happening for a reason and trusting everything will be okay (some days it is harder than others for sure). I’m also taking care of my physical body. I’ve been doing Yoga with Adriene, which is a new discovery I’m really thankful for. Adriene does a beyond incredible job at helping you connect mind, body and breath. When I do her classes I feel super calm and joyful. I’ve also been doing my absolute all-time favorite dance classes “Body Language” through IG LIVE, which is a choreography based cardio-centered class for divas. I’ve been doing some weight training to keep those muscles strong.
Recently I got interviewed by Voyage Group. If you don’t know them, they’re an excellent source for more authentic community-inspired media/content. In the interview they asked me to share about my experience through COVID both on a personal level and as business owner. You can find the full interview here.
After that interview we came up with an idea on how to keep in touch with you guys and our community. The initiative is called #SharingIsCaring and you can follow the series through our Instagram account. Here you will find some really great tips from the founders and designers of MODE Revolution brands. They’re sharing their quarantine stories and tips on how they’re staying positive. You know MODE is all about spreading good vibes.
I want to share with you some of the tips that have been mentioned so far.
- Don’t feel guilty for not wanting to do ANYTHING: it is totally fine if you want to use this time to really relax and become bffs with your couch. This being said, you should do this with intention, with joy and with no guilt or shame whatsoever. Fully enjoy this time to do nothing, however, if you’re feeling down or sad it might be good to try some other strategies.
- Exercise at home to get that body moving. Even if you start with one or two days a week. I know there’s so much offering out there so here you have some specific recommendations:
- Learn something new! There are so many incredible FREE courses out there (I’m overwhelmed at this stage I want to do so many of them). If you don’t know where to start here are some very good options:
- https://escuelamoda.elle.es/yomequedoencasa/ (Fashion and Sustainable Fashion)
- https://www.moma.org/research-and-learning/classes (Art, Fashion as Design, Museums)
- https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/bc-edu-mooc (Becoming a Changemaker)
- https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being (The Science of Wellbeing)
- Do something for someone else: even when you’re at a low point emotionally, I can guarantee you there’s someone out there that can benefit from your help. Even if this means donating to your favorite NGO, buying from a small business or sharing about them (even better if it’s an ethical/social impact business), ordering food from a local restaurant, commenting on someone’s social media. All of these things can seem small but they actually mean a lot.
If there are any tips you want to share with us, please tag mode_revolution and use the hashtag #SharingIsCaring. We’d really like to hear them!