Isolation in snowy weather in Greenland provides survival tips for isolation today. (Photo by: … [+] Martin Zwick / REDA & CO / Universal Image Group via Getty Images)
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It’s not easy to isolate at home day after day for people who usually go to work, go out, see their friends. It is given. But it is necessary now. However, before the coronavirus crisis struck, others did this as part of their work. And they found a way to get through isolation, cut off from the rest of the world.
Nicolas Dubreuil on location in Greenland.
Nicolas Dubreuil, Sustainability Director and Expedition Director for Ponant Cruises has been on expeditions in remote areas for a long time over the past 20 years. Bad weather sometimes makes them add more and more elements of uncertainty such as hiding for weeks in small tents waiting for a snowstorm to pass in the Arctic to be a shelter from the continuous rainstorms in the most remote parts of the Amazon rainforest. His advice to the team with him about these experiences was that first of all, keep in mind that all things end and not underestimate the time frame. Instead he tried to estimate calmly how long its duration and then multiplied by two. “It’s better to be pessimistic than to extend the period as you continue,” he said.
Ponant Cruises expedition at Disco Bay on the west coast of Greenland.
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He also urged to make the best of the situation: use time to rest and improve and use your imagination to adapt to the situation instead of trying to control it. It also helps to arrange the schedule of things that must be done to keep the boredom from entering. And if someone else is in confinement with you, he urges you to do things to care for them, both for the altruistic element and therefore reducing the selfish absorption that can result from this situation.
Benefits of tracer training in remote locations: wildlife observation on safari, here at … [+] andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Damen Pheiffer, tracker at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa also spent time alone in remote bush settings during training as a forest ranger and while tracking wildlife. He stressed the need to slow down and not give in to feelings of panic. “Think about the situation realistically and imagine what you need to achieve success in the coming days,” he said.
Setting andBeyond Tengile River Lodge at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa.
A fellow tracker, Josh Van Der Ploeg at andBeyond Tengile River Lodge at the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, who also spent time alone in the forest during wildlife training and expeditions also suggested making schedules, even loose ones: work, relaxation, sports, pleasure and then doing nothing as opposed to doing nothing and wasting days.
It’s easy to imagine isolation in this guest cottage with a swimming pool at andBeyond Tengile River Lodge.
He also stressed the need for time alone if other people were in confinement with you and instead of feeling anxious, enjoying the feeling of pressure and deadlines. Maintaining some form of exercise is also important, especially body weight training, as strong as you can, alternating with relaxing exercises like yoga or stretching; advice for all can be obtained through many virtual gym applications or content on YouTube. “Yoga can be put into the time you take to be alone,” he said. And especially in this difficult time, “this is a great way to calm and calm your mind.”
With a calm mind and body in isolation, Anna Bjurstam, Fitness Pioneer at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spa and creator of the health program at Six Senses New York, urges creativity when during this period, you have nothing else to do and your brain is at rest. “Magic starts happening when you open up space in the brain,” he said. “Your creativity will have room to flow and grow. “He suggested using the space to write, meditate, tour virtual art museums, enjoy natural wonders, learn new languages or cultures, take online courses. “It’s not often that we have the opportunity or time to learn about something new.”