The light at the end of the tunnel emerges, begins to divaricate…
You’ve stocked up, you’ve cleaned up, you’re staying inside/ away from others as much as possible.
After a few days of working from home, TV watching and stress junk food eating, you start to feel helpless, hopeless or bored AF in isolation.
But think of this as a time for self-reflection and opportunity.
What are things you also want to do to self-improve, and how can you help your community? Remember to take care of yourself first (airplane air masks). Only when you are healthy and implementing best practices are you able to help others.
To figure out your own list of how to fill this new, always-at-home time, start with your 2020 New Year’s resolutions. What did you hope to accomplish this year? Or even last year? What are actionable steps you can do now, from home?
Here are suggestion to create a healthy routine, home environment, and ideas for activity to maintain optimism in uncertain/scary times. [Note: These are particular to me/ my situation living alone in Jersey City during these times.] Please write if you have suggestions regarding: pets/children/work from home simultaneously with your spouse/roommate and how you’ve adjusted your routine/tips for sanity/pretty much anything else. I’ll be doing follow-up posts as the weeks continue.]
Help Jersey City fundraise for victims of Hurricane Harvey this Tuesday, Sept. 5th from 7-10pm at Low Fidelity (Lo-Fi), Jersey City’s new bar in the Heights (328 Palisade Ave.)
JC Civic Beers is a group of Jersey City residents who meet up once a month to talk policy and advocacy work at the local, state, and federal levels over beers. They’ve partnered with Jersey City Ties, Not Lost JC, and, of course, Lo-Fi to host a night of concentrated giving to help relief efforts in Texas.
The suggested donation for attendance is $10 per person, and Lo-Fi will donate $1 for every drink purchased. Funds raised will be split between the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and Wings of Rescue, an animal rescue organization that is flying animals out of affected areas.
Let’s rally, Jersey City! We are a huge community that is in a powerful position to help. If you cannot attend but still want to donate as a resident of Jersey City, please donate on your own through these organizations or others — feel free to share in the comments section other outlets for Jersey City residents to aid relief.
On Sunday, May 7th, Harsimus Cove is hosting their first neighborhood-wide stoop sale. And it will be big – over 30 households are participating.
Even better, a portion of earnings are being donated to the Church World Service to help refugee families in Jersey City. So you can get a little something while giving a little something back to the community.
Check it out from 10am-4pm. More details here.
Shop [very] local for a great cause = win//win!