Buying local also means supporting our artists in times of crisis
Beginning of May 2020: We've been in confinement for almost two months. We had a lot of free time lately to think about our lives, but one must still take the time to reflect.
Did you take the time to put a few things in perspective? What did you learn?
That is what we wanted to know when we posted our two Stories on our Instagram account. Twenty-eight people answered the call.
Hopefully, their responses will resonate with your reflections and stimulate new inspiring thoughts!
Here's what our community had to say after two months of confinement:
1- Most of the time, we run after time instead of taking the time.
2- We're disconnected from who we are and what our needs are.
" I don't need to overconsume to be happy. " (@annie.robi)
" That the current life we live is draining and that we forget to love ourselves. " (@anais_rl)
" The minimalist lifestyle is pleasant and important. " (@fredfouche)
" The suburbs are not that bad, and having a backyard is a newfound need. " (@sarah_brid)
3- Human contact is essential in order to live a happy life
" Solitude is very different when suffered or chosen. " (@youngnyancy)
" Human contact is taken for granted. " (@gingermtl)
" We need human contact to be happy. " (@jpshoiry)
" Human warmth is so important. " (@biggymolo)
4- It's essential to try new things, even if you don't always succeed...
" A puzzle is no more fun if over 500 pieces. " (@basblanc)
" I am capable too of filming TIKTOK videos! " @julie.rigal)
" I learned while in confinement that I need to vary my hobbies and not spend that much time looking at a screen. " (@mathynoblet)
" Working from home is, unfortunately, not that chill. " (@fortinee.c)
5- Finally, we have time to have a deeper reflection on life
" Life is sometimes a little longer than expected. " (@ariclou1617)
" You have to learn to put your comfort aside to help others. " (@youdelice)
" It's time to create useful environmental projects and ideas. " (@lucieleliard)
" The best of people emerge during a time of crisis. " (@quatrefois)
" Sometimes, having no plan is the best plan! " (@catherine.tapin)
Once we learned, we need to commit to specific changes and apply them. Here's what our community wanted to invest in:
1- Being more available for friends and family
2- Managing your time and priorities more effectively
" Taking the time, still. " (@roselinemathieu)
" Breathe. Giving myself time to think and be. " (@janierobillard)
" Stop fooling myself into thinking I have time. " (@lucieleliard)
" Being productive at home again. " (@mathynoblet)
" Taking the time to be, listen to myself, get to know who I am and love myself once and for all. " (@anais_rl)
3-Consume more intelligently
" Think twice before heading to H&M and prioritize local shopping. " (@daabeth)
" Consume less/intelligently. " (@annie.robi)
" Support local businesses! " (@dom_laf)
" Continue to buy local and online! " (@catherine.tapin)
" Have a deeper thinking process when buying something new. " (@quatrefois)
4- Change a few life habits and behaviours
" Stop taking for granted the freedom of life and waiting for the perfect time. " (@alexxfillion)
" Not take anything for granted and live every moment to the fullest. " (@odcards)
" Quit laughing at people who live in the suburbs. " (@sarah_brid)
" Take some distance regarding what I do, and remember that "normal" life is beautiful. " (@rubymarzano)
5- Then, utilize on an everyday basis what we learned about us during quarantine!
" Remember our vulnerability. " (@jpshoiry)
" Continue to work out. " (@marjoobambii)
" Proceed to develop new skills #curiousity. " (@sophitheriault)
" Continue to take time for myself and take care of my loved ones. " (@gingermtl)