The Great Outdoors
By now, many (if not, all) of us are aware of the Corona-virus (COVID-19) and the many restrictions put in place at the federal, state, and local levels. While some of these changes no doubt place certain inconveniences on our daily lives and routines, we should try to remember that they are in place to help protect us and our families by reducing interactions with others who may be carriers of the virus. Thus, these restrictions lower our risks of contracting the virus and the potential community spread of the virus.
These current times are challenging, but we must put everything into perspective as we can almost be certain life will bring future unforeseen challenges that are not related to COVID-19. That is how life goes, right? However, the good news is we as humans have basic survival instincts and are highly capable of adapting new routines that align with our current situations. So, we can choose to focus on the day-to-day disruptions of our lives or we can view this event as an opportunity for discovery - to view this event as a “glass-half-full” or a “silver-lining” moment in time.
As we are spending more time at home either by ourselves or with our families, we can all benefit from spending time outdoors. This time of COVID-19 has temporarily canceled many community gatherings, schools, sporting events at all levels, and many other activities all across the nation. This is a perfect opportunity to replace those other activities with nature – the Great Outdoors!
Cornell University conducted a research study that shows spending as little as 10 minutes in a natural space can reduce stress and improve mood. Now is the perfect time to get out into your yard or garden, go for a walk in your neighborhood or area metro park and take in the fresh air! When you go outdoors or for a walk, listen to the sounds of nature (birds, the wind). You can try to identify bird calls or wild birds of prey. You might even see an eagle flying or perched high on a tree in the park. You can also plant seeds in your garden or in pots and see what happens in a few weeks as they begin to grow. You might just discover something new that you otherwise may have missed and you may just rediscover an activity you have not enjoyed in years!
Above all, remember we are all in this moment of time together. Be kind to one another. Refrain from hoarding groceries and household goods – leave some for your fellow-citizens. The stores will restock by the time you need to replenish your supply. Take care of the elderly in your community and those who have chronic conditions (heart, lung diseases, cancer, etc.) that further make them vulnerable to COVID-19. Ask them if you can run errands for them. Lend a hand if you can.
A Special Message
We understand the concerns you may have about the corona-virus. Our law firm has no reported cases. However, at this time we want to continue offering our top rated legal services to everyone in need.
In consideration of the unknown associated with this virus and the federal regulations, the Eshelman Legal Group is offering an option that allows you to get the legal help you deserve without compromising your comfort level during this health concern we all share.
Of course you can call or live text chat our law firm via your phone, tablet or desktop computer. During the legal process you are required to sign a few documents. You do not need to visit our office or have anyone come to your location. We offer a quick, easy, safe and secure electronic document signing solution called DocuSign.
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The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.