I just wanted to write a quick post about blogging about beauty while the Coronavirus is affecting the health of so many people around the world. I would hate for any of you to think that I am not taking the virus seriously as the reality couldn't be more different. If any of you read my recent series of posts on Lyme Disease, you will know that I am immunocompromised and in the at risk group. I have also been particularly ill for the last month, so believe me when I tell you that this virus is at the forefront of my mind but I cannot let it consume me and I urge you not to let it take over your life either.
You might wonder why I am still blogging about beauty and the simple answer is that it's a distraction. I started this blog as a distraction from my illness and that is more important than ever to me now.
I also know that so many people are feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the moment, not just about the virus itself but the impact it will have on finances, travel plans, holidays, weddings, the fact that they can't see family and more. Therefore, in a world of worry, having a distraction is a good thing.
Furthermore, I find that self care is super important at times of stress. It gives you something that you can have control over - even if it's just making your skin look a little better. Also, when I look a little better, I feel better.
If you are self-isolating and find yourself with more time on your hands, you may find that you want to go back to reading blogs as they hopefully will be a good distraction from social media where it can become overwhelming with news and 'fake news'. I implore you to ignore any 'facts' that don't come directly from your government or health service.
If you find yourself with extra time on your hands, go through your stash and I bet you'll discover products you forgot you even owned. You can declutter, which will make you feel better as less clutter helps your mind to be calmer.
If you are feeling isolated, use Face Time or any video chat to keep in touch with people. Even just commenting on posts can make you feel that you aren't alone and are part of a community.
I hope this explains why I'm still blogging. Of course, I am taking the virus very seriously but there is still room for some light in our lives, plus keeping some normality is good as we WILL get back to normal - hopefully sooner rather later but let's just stick together and do our bit to get through it. Social distancing is so important so please respect that, maintain hygiene and we can do this. In the meantime, I'll be bringing the beauty distraction!