A client of mine brought to my attention the other day that she has noticed friends reverting to some old school habits since we have all been subjected to self-hibernation and social distancing. She talked of many buying their childhood favourite cereals and indulging once again: Cornflakes anyone?

The idea struck me as fascinating: what have I brought back to my life’s habits that hails from years gone by?

It was not until today that I realized what might be my reversion: sunbathing!

This is a luxury that has been long gone from my world since the proven science of skin problems when one over-exposes themselves to our sun. The idea of having premature or even unnecessary wrinkles is another reason to stay out of the sun’s rays more than not.

But, today, I had the irresistible urge to unfold my lounger and simply lay on it, soaking up the warmth of the sun’s rays, as the cooler breezes wafted over my body. Did I feel bad for doing it? Yep, I sure did, but not long or badly enough to retreat: I was in it for the long haul!

It was as I laid there that I had the realization this may qualify for one of those ‘old school’ habits come back to soothe my frazzled nerves. I can remember very clearly the long days spent by a body of water, or simply on the lawn in the backyard, with a beverage not far off, soaking up the tan I would end up with. It was a favourite thing to pass time, and often I would wake hours later only to find I was overcooked.

What might your former habit be that you have knowingly or even unknowingly brought back to your life recently? I am very curious to see what is happening out there….

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