By Amory Ross.
As the world around us slips into Coronavirus isolation the concept of confined spaces and limited freedoms can be daunting. I remember the first time I sailed across an ocean and the first time I had those same feelings. The reality is that, since then, isolation has become one of my biggest draws to the sea.
Since offshore sailing is about being stuck on a boat for long periods of time, and since we aren’t on a boat right now, it might be interesting to dig up some similarities and provide a few tips from enthusiastic isolators!
DISCONNECT AND UNPLUG.
Our lives can be complex. One of my favorite things about weeks at sea is the forced freedom from the internet and Instagram. With so much time in the house, you could waste hours scrolling endlessly. Take some time to step away. Put down the phone, turn off the TV, pick up a book, build a model, learn to knit, draw – take a deep breath and tune out all the heavy news for a second. We survived without data for centuries, and you might find it as refreshing as I do.
GET SOME FRESH AIR.
Sure, your physical environment may be seriously restricted – and it’s no different on a 60-foot boat with almost no space to live – but that has always allowed me more than ample room to explore the world around us by simply sitting and staring.
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