23 Great Things About Sheltering in Place

The COVID-19 virus sucks! There’s no question about that. As I write this, over 100 million Americans have been asked to shelter in place and it’s likely that will increase.

But there is a silver lining. Twenty-three of them in fact.

Here’s what I like. You may have more.

  1. A Slower Pace: Have you noticed that as you nestle into your at-home routine, everything slows down a bit? It’s fun to shift the speed of life into a lower gear. Sit on the porch with a steaming cup of coffee and appreciate the world around you.

It’s not having what you want
It’s wanting what you’ve got

-Sheryl Crow

  1. Online Shopping: Okay, when you do need something important, you can summon forth the genies of Amazon, Home Depot, or your local wine shop and they’ll send you anything your credit card desires. If you prefer, you can pull up to their door and they’ll load it in your car with a grateful wink.

Time on my hands could be time spent with you

-Elton John

  1. Expand Your Horizons: Did you know you can travel to Mozambique, skydive, race motorcycles, and learn to plant begonias from the comfort and safety of YouTube? Type anything into the search bar and you’ll be mesmerized for hours.

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

John Lennon

What did I miss? What do you like about sheltering from home?

Originally published at http://retirementtype.com on March 29, 2020.

Lover of reading, and writer of oft-curated articles about retirement, life, and adventure. Editor of Medium.com/life-after-work and www.LifeAfterWork.Zone.

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