Well, here we are. We've officially spent a year in quarantine, and what a year it has been. A lot has changed since last March, and we've all had to get used to a "new normal" and have experienced some tough times. Some of us have felt a lot more sadness and suffering than others. It hasn't been an easy time, but I don't have to remind you of that.
I don't know about you, but I distinctly remember leaving the office in March of last year and preparing to work from home for just a few weeks because it would all be over by then. Ah, bless my naïveté.
I've been doing a lot of reflection as the one-year mark approached and thinking about all the things I've learned about myself and the ways I've coped with the ups and downs. I definitely can say I've grown and learned a lot. I've gotten to know myself a lot better since I've been quarantining alone for the most part. I've learned to be more grateful for all the things in my life, and I discovered new forms of self-care and methods for looking after myself better.
So I'm wondering, Have you been reflecting on the past 12 months as well? What has helped you? What have you learned about yourself and the world? What has surprised you? We posed those questions to our Instagram followers, and they shared some really thoughtful responses, which I've compiled below. Take a look and see if any of them resonate with you. If you want to share your own thoughts, we'd love to hear. Send us a DM or comment @thethirty.
What Self-Care Practices Have Been Most Meaningful to You This Year?
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