To Our Coronation Members,
Well this is a first.... as many of our readers know, the monthly newsletter is normally packed with announcements of our upcoming events. We sometimes look back on the previous month and celebrate our achievements, or perhaps give shout outs to our volunteers, post pictures of an event we may have held and all that good stuff. On Friday, March 13th (that's a bit uncanny don't you think) we were told to close our doors at Coronation. I'm sure just like myself that everyone is feeling rather out of sorts and that this has become a challenging and unsettling time for all of us. I just hope that everyone is doing well and that you are safe.
At the time of writing this newsletter, the Coronation Centre will remain closed until further notice. We will continue to bring you updates as and when they are received. Below you will find links to the City Website with up to date information.
With all the tragic things that are happening in the world as a result of the Coronavirus, now might seem like an unusual time to talk about being positive. Yet staying positive is a core ingredient in the recipe of successful coping in a crisis. I encourage you to savour the small moments. You've heard the saying 'wake up and smell the coffee', well, you should literally do just that. Put some feel-good music on and have a 30-second dance party - the neighbours may look at you a bit funny but that's ok. Break out the good china and enjoy a nice meal. Buy some flowers or plant some seeds. Bake cupcakes. Go outdoors and take a walk. Yesterday my husband and I broke away from 'cabin fever' and ventured outside. The weather was glorious we even noticed that flowers had started to bloom. Having been cooped up inside for so long, that walk certainly lifted our spirits.
Take in these small moments rather than being on autopilot all the time. Positive emotions can increase your resilience, increase your immunity, and most importantly make you think more clearly. Remember the way we feel influences the way we think.