As social distancing and quarantine become a norm in our current reality, more and more people have to spend long periods in isolation so as to curb the spread of the virus. Feeling the urge to spread some comfort during this period, our #SGStrong grantees, Noradlin, Jocelyn and Haryana have banded together to create bullet journals.
“Our intention was to reach out to individuals who may feeling isolated during these difficult times. The bullet journal aims to support our community by providing suggestions on ways individuals can keep track of their mood. It also suggests activities to help them calm down and focus on self-care based on what they can take control of in their daily lives.”
Together, they have specially curated a 28-page analogue journal, made specifically to promote self-care and fight social isolation. Using their professional knowledge in the fields of clinical psychology, education and mental health, the pages have been filled with wellness activities such as breathing exercises and mood trackers so that the recipients will be able to better prioritise their thoughts and feelings. With the help of community partners, they plan to reach out to at least 500 individuals, in hopes of discouraging panic and promoting emotional wellness.
“It came across strongly to us that as individuals, we may not be able to keep up with the social distancing and isolation on a long term basis. However, as a community, connected through virtual means, we can experience a collective strength that will help us through this tough period. The sense of connectedness and the belief that each small booklet counts, makes this whole experience a very meaningful one to us!”
Additionally, they hope to be able to reach out to more people so as to widen their distribution scope and really push the message of self-care during this period. We hope that their project will inspire you to also start prioritising the emotional wellbeing of you and your community. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.