Because of the global pandemic, options may seem limited for Labor Day plans. Normally, we might be lounging on the beach, on some exotic vacation, eating out or at a big party.
With many businesses closed, travel restrictions and social distancing being what it is, it may seem like this year’s Labor Day holiday is going to be a complete waste.
But in reality, the only limits are our own imagination.
Now, we are definitely not suggesting you doing anything illegal or potentially dangerous. But if we take a moment to slow down and get creative, we can definitely salvage this holiday.
We have some suggestions. But first, what is labor day? Why do we celebrate it?
“Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country”. – Thanks Google!
With so many people being out of work this year, is it even fair for us to celebrate? Is it wrong for us to enjoy ourselves? Simply, NO. It’s not our fault. We didn’t cause this and we shouldn’t be punished.
But how can we have a good time while still being respectful to our friends and neighbors that are suffering? EASY.
If you know one of your friends or neighbors is having a hard time, take a moment to call them and check on them. They will be happy to hear from you. If you are having a BBQ outside at your backyard, invite them over. Just keep a safe distance.
With outdoor ventilation, the risks are almost non-existent. In fact, there have not been any cases I am aware of that could be tracked to outdoor infections.
Also, if you are eating well, you don’t have to post pictures of steak and lobster to your social accounts knowing that many may be hungry. Enjoy, but don’t rub it in…
So, what can we do? Here are a few ideas:
- The beach or BBQ is still a great option
- Outdoor dining or take out helps support local business
- Family art projects or household renovations
- Picnic in the park
- Catch up on sleep or reading
- Sports, bicycling or even a long walk
- Yoga, meditation, tai chi & qi gong (We are teaching at 12pm, see below)
- Call a few friends and offer words of encouragement or just lend an ear
These are just couple suggestions. If you don’t like any one of them, get creative.
It may not be ideal, but you can still have fun, relax and make the best of the situation. It’s not difficult. It just requires an open mind and a shift in attitude.
Love & Blessings,
Dr. Jonathan M. Fields, DAOM
Founder of Integrative Medicine US
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