Lockdown Biohack #1 - Adaptation Practice
Updated: Dec 28, 2020
It’s December 26 and today the entire province of Ontario has gone into lockdown for 28 days to help curb the Covid-19 outbreak and preserve capacity in the health care units. We are being asked to stay home and isolate ourselves
from others to contribute to reducing the spread as the modeling forecasts suggest it could reach the point where it will put an unsustainable burden on hospitals ICU units, front care workers, and most importantly, risk the lives of people.
Since I’ve been living a barefoot lifestyle for 10 years, I’ve had the great honour of discovering the power of connecting to the wisdom of Mother Nature and in this blog, I want to share 28 daily biohacks to help you through this very trying period of time and hopefully, you will discover your natural adaptation skills that could potentially last a lifetime.
Our first biohack and the most important one of all is to practice being aware of Adaptation. As humans, how do we adapt? When do we adapt? Why do we adapt? Once we become aware that our body and brain are adapting without our input, everything changes. By becoming aware, we can learn to trust this basic human skill.
So, let’s get uncomfortable with our physical environment and discover how adaptation kicks in naturally. If we practice in nature, awareness of adaptation will become a transferable skill that we can use to adapt our ability to adjust to the unknown, anxiety, isolation, loneliness, and all the mental and physical discomfort we now have to face during isolation. The key is to lockdown with Mother Nature! She will guide and teach us about how to reinstate the skill of human adaptation.
Throughout the first day become aware of your body, observe what it experiences, and try to notice how it reacts. For example: What happens when you go outside without a coat or hat on and stand in the cold weather for a few minutes? Focus on being aware of the experience. What are you thinking? Is it the same thought over and over? Do you shiver? Do you act like you are cold, even if you are not that cold yet? How long does it take for you to warm up? Let your body warm-up on its own, time how long it takes, and write that down. Notice your reaction and try not to judge it as good or bad. Just be aware.
Write down your experience and what you notice about your reaction. It will be fascinating to go back at the end of 28 days and observe the journey back to your authentic self.
Feel free to share your experiences so others can learn from you.
I encourage you to include the whole family.
Soul to sole,
Tag #lockdownbiohack and tag me on Instagram @caminosue and FB Sue Regan Kenney