Coronavirus Track: Adjusting to Self-isolation
Social distancing tips from a cloistered nun and an astronaut
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TIPS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM A CLOISTERED NUN AND AN ASTRONAUT
Social distancing is difficult for many, but it’s something we’ve been forced to practice. So how do you adjust to the temporary new normal? Take advice from someone who’s been “social distancing” for the past 29 years: Sister Mary Catharine Perry of the Dominican nuns in Summit, New Jersey.
As a cloistered nun, Perry doesn’t leave her monastery except for doctor’s visits or rare shopping trips. To make the best of things at home, you need structure, Perry says. “Now that you are stuck at home, create a schedule for yourself and your family,” she told NJ.com. “This might take some experimentation; each household is different, and for many, it might be the first time they spend an extended period of time with roommates or family.”
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