Living Out Loud
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Living Out Loud

Don’t Sit Inside And Stew During The Pandemic

Get out and enjoy the fresh air

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Outdoor activities can bring fun and enjoyment

The news people on television talk about the COVID-19 pandemic every night. They report on the numbers of positive cases and deaths. They also say that many people are suffering from mental health issues due to the effects of the pandemic. People are being told to stay at home and to self-isolate. They are supposed to interact only with people within their own households as much as possible. That means that people are staying home, often alone. That may contribute to loneliness, despair, and depression.

We don’t have to stay inside the house and worry about the pandemic. We can be fairly safe going outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.

Walking and exercising are recommended activities at any time even without a pandemic. With social distancing and wearing masks, the COVID virus can be held at bay. It should start to get better with the vaccine. We can go out to enjoy nature even if it is just to sit outdoors in a chair for a short while. It is possible for most people to go outside unless the weather prohibits it.

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If going outdoors is not possible, we may be able to look out the window to enjoy wildlife and the beauties of nature.

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Taking a ride in a car with members of your own household is generally a safe activity. Going to a local park or a recreation area can be enjoyable without being dangerous. There are many places close to where people live that can provide entertainment, diversion, and pleasure. People who live close to oceans or mountains to which they can drive may like getting a change of scenery for a while. It may bring some peace and comfort.

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Golfing is a welcome activity for many people whenever the weather is nice enough. It means getting out in the fresh air. Social distancing is possible with golf and some other outdoor outings.

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Getting outside can be good for mental health along with physical well-being. The pandemic does not need to keep most people indoors all the time. We can live life without letting COVID defeat us.

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Floyd Mori

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Floyd Mori, born in Utah, is a former College Teacher, Mayor, CA State Assemblyman, Consultant, and CEO for Nonprofits. www.thejapaneseamericanstory.com.