Easter is just around the corner, but we all know it will look a lot different this year. But that doesn’t mean we cannot still make it special and turn the social distancing into an opportunity to reinvent our traditions and find a way to involve our family and friends. Research shows that people who nurture daily celebratory and gratitude habits have more energy, less anxiety, and better physical health. And remember, there are plenty of ways to feel festive and connect with loved ones, even from afar.
You can still have family celebrations
By far, the biggest loss will be the inability to hug and spend in-person time with loved ones this holiday. However, many families will get together… from a distance. You can video call them, so that the whole family can get together or call them and put them on speaker, so you can all join the conversation.
Did you know that you can make your own chocolate eggs?
If you have children, it would be fun to have them involved in an extra activity. You are probably sick and tired of them constantly being on the phone/tablet or in front of the TV, but then again, it’s isolation time and rules changed… So cooking sprinkled with having fun sounds like a good idea, right? Here is an article providing you with the ingredients and the steps to follow.
Surprise them with a gift you may send online
Online church services will be available
The resurrection of Jesus, the Easter messages, of hope and victory, are timeless and no pandemic will change that. So even though we can’t go to church, that doesn’t mean we can’t feel Easter the same way as before. Looking inside ourselves, seeking resources of optimism and the strength to move forward are now more important than ever. No matter how well we might be managing this whole social distancing thing, it made us reevaluate our priorities, the things we used to take for granted and we’ll surely appreciate life differently from now on.
Dress up, don’t deny yourself this joy!
Certain holidays and rituals are marked by what you wear, and celebrating at home doesn’t have to change that. So, dress up, take family photos or selfies for that matter, and mark this day as a celebration.
No matter what you choose to do this Easter, make it special! It’s hard, but we’re in this together and it only depends on us to make the best of these challenging times.