Sunlight can help with COVID-19 isolation stress. We need the sun to remind us that we are still alive. We need it on our skins, to light us into life. To hear the sounds of other life, now that ours has gone quiet. It sounds like a fairytale really, but all the fairytale have underlining lessons.
Our bodies need the sunlight to produce Vitamin D which helps regulate the immune system. Working out in the light would be even been better if you want to get active. These are great ways to ensure a mental and emotional strength to handle navigating life indoors.
Being exposed to light can keep your biological clock up to date by regulating healthy sleeping patterns. Staying indoors for days on end can generate a sort of jet leg. It also makes you prone to irritating and depression.
Stepping outside can remind you that you exist in a world much larger than yourself. To put it literally you are a small speck sitting on a rather large rock that is circling a much larger star which is also circled by other large rocks of different gigantic shapes and size.
When you are standing there think of the size of your body in the shadow of this giant sun. This sun whose light activates plants to produce oxygen and in turn allows you to breath in and release carbon dioxide which in turn feeds the plants.
Think of other life forms which depend on the sun and how they, in turn, give back to maintain other life.
This is what it means to exist, that whether you intend to or not, your biology is created to take and then to give back so you may continue to take in the future. It is nature that has put a stop to life as we knew it, it is also nature that will allow us back into the world.
For now that we are deprived of other human connections, let us take some time to indulge in the connections that are still accessible to us. Even if it means opening up your curtains for the first time and letting in some sunlight. If not for health, then for the sake of rebellion.