• Kathy Capeluto

Everything You Need to Thrive While Self-Isolating

Updated: Mar 30

When life gives us lemons…


It’s time to change our perspective and focus on making gallons and gallons of lemonade.


The good news?

  • Sir Isaac Newton fathered early Calculus, thought up his theories of Optics, and discovered Gravity – all while quarantined and self-isolating.

  • According to scholar James Shapiro, a little known author by the name of William Shakespeare wrote three of his wonderfully acclaimed works (King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra) while in quarantine.

  • Albert Einstein is attributed this quote: “The crisis is the best blessing that can happen to people and countries, because the crisis brings progress. Creativity is born from the distress, as the day is born from the dark night. It is in crisis that invention, discovery and large strategies are born.”

With three of the most brilliant minds in history showing us how this time could yield endless opportunities, we want to do our part in fostering the creativity that is required to make it rain silver linings during these circumstances.


During this global lock-down, we have already seen some industries like Fitness & Health manage to rise to the challenge (modifying their platforms to be fully online), while the Hospitality & Tourism sector has seen most of their short-term business fade away in a heartbeat. Some smaller businesses have found areas of opportunity for themselves, like this illustrator who launched her “Change the date” products to help engaged couples deliver the news of their postponed weddings to their invitees.


This self-isolation period presents two paths, the choice being entirely up to you: 1. The "rest and reset" path, with a chance to “escape” the realities of a usual day-to-day for a while, which can be wonderful for a busy brain and can give people whole new perspectives, or 2. The "make the best of it" path, pulling back to see the glass half-full and figure out how to turn chaos into order. You know that thing you’ve been putting off for lack of time, but that you’ve really wanted to do? This could be the perfect time to take the leap.


Whichever path is more closely aligned with what you'd like to get out of this, we think it’s important to have the right resources at hand to fuel your passions. Whether you’re looking for escapism or inspiration, we’ve scoured the web to find all of the best activities you can leverage during your “free” time while staying in (this goes beyond the Netflix/Hulu/Prime Video binge, we trust you’ve found that already):


BASK IN THE ARTS:

LEARN AT YOUR PACE:

KEEP YOUR WANDERLUST ALIVE:

(NOT) JUST FOR KID

We hope this list of resources feels like the starting point you needed to get started on your journey to get inspired and creative, or let your brain rest and reset. Feel free to share any other sites you have found helpful during this time either by leaving a comment below, communicating with us via our social media channels, or sending an email to info@nytromarketing.com. Last but not least, subscribe to our blog so you're notified when we publish new content!

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