With all the uncertainty going on in the world around us right now, it’s nice to be reminded of the good things. The constant things. The institutions that will hold us up, remind us of the good days, and will be here for us when all of this blows over. Here at Lander’s, we are so grateful to be one of those anchors, one of those keepers of the past days and the joys of the future.
While we’re stuck inside, thinking about going out for dinner with friends or a night on the town with the ones we love, we are coming up with new ideas to make your next trip to Lander’s more fun. This summer, once the world rights itself again, there will be a lot of days to spend on the Delaware River, either in the water or from its comforting banks, being thankful for the things that we have. Even now, with limited access to fresh air and a whole breadth of nature around us, one walk along the grassy shores of the river have us feeling more at ease.
When the world settles, Lander’s will be there for you – to help you get rid of some of those stay-at-home jitters and to help replace some of this ‘new normal’ with some good old fashion family fun. Book your trip today or pick up a couple of gift certificates for a sunny ‘rainy’ day, and let us help you count down to a normal tomorrow.
While we’re waiting for that tomorrow, what can we do to take care of ourselves today?
We’ve talked about it a lot. We’ve held lengthy discussions around the dinner table, toted it out in blog posts and listened to health experts repeat it to us until their ears turned red. Exercise, and fresh air, are so good for us; for our physical and mental health.
So, while being cooped up at home, what are some things that we can do in order to get feeling good, both mentally and physically?
- Get outside and get moving – the CDC and the World Health Organization are recommending at least 150 minutes of low-to-medium intensity, or 75 minutes of high-intensity, exercise a week. While we can’t hop in our cars and go to the nearest park, we can make sure of the natural world around us. Whether you find a river to walk along, or just take a stroll around the neighborhood, using some of your weekly exercise minutes to get some fresh air is an amazing way to keep both your physical and mental health strong during these trying times.
- Connect with friends and family – you can’t necessarily go over to Grandma’s house or take a jog with your best friend since college, but you can find creative ways to stay connected from the comfort and safety of your own home. One of the ways you can do that is by taking a virtual tour of one of Lander’s beautiful campsites and making plans for how you’ll utilize the space once the Coivd-19 outbreak has passed. Other great tools for this include virtual meeting applications and online board games. We recommend a healthy dose of all three options!
- Reconnect with yourself – we’re all getting a lot of time with our own thoughts. Instead of letting the constantness of our current situation get to us, we have been trying to reconnect with the things that make us happy. The outdoors, the river, even just the fact that we get to wake up every day and spend time with the ones we love. Being able to count our blessings is an amazing break from the monotony of our current reality, and makes staying at home a little easier.
When all of this is over, we’ll see you on the river.
It’s hard to imagine there is an end in sight but we have every confidence that our new tomorrow is just around the corner. When all of this settles, we’ll be back in the swing of things and welcoming you and yours down to enjoy our Summer 2020 season. Until then, stay safe.
We’ll see you soon.
River tip: Just a half hour walk a day can be a great way to keep your cardiovascular system healthy and keep your mind stress free.