Take a Time Out

With states across the country taking precautions to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), many families are spending a lot of time indoors, working and learning from home for an undetermined period of time … and experiencing unprecedented levels of togetherness!   

Even though we’re all about family togetherness around here, we also know the value of stepping away and getting outside for a little alone time, for a “time out.” These moments give you a chance to get away from the worry that many of us are feeling – to reflect, refocus your mind, and re-energize your spirit. 

Fortunately, there are opportunities throughout this area where you can go to spend a little quality time with yourself! 

Take Some Time for Yourself 

Take a Hike – Is there anything more soothing to your sanity than a walk through the woods? Lincoln State Park offers 10 miles of easy and moderate trails. Start with the easy Lake Trail for scenic views and a stop by the fire tower. Then tackle the moderate Sarah Lincoln Grigsby Trail to give your hamstrings a workout on the steeper slopes. 

Take a Drive – The Ohio River Scenic Byway winds through the southern portion of Spencer County, following along the picturesque Ohio River through quaint small towns, gorgeous wooded areas, and expansive farmlands. Be sure to stop to read the panels posted along the way to learn the interesting history of the area.  

Take a #SantaSelfie – All around the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, you’ll find Santa statues of many kinds. The exact number of statues around town is a secret, but it’s fun to seek out as many as you can … and, of course, document it with a #SantaSelfie! 

Take Care of Yourself 

We’re all currently living in a time of great uncertainty. Before you choose to participate in any kind of activity outside the house – including personal timeouts – consider your own safety and that of those around you. And be sure to follow the recommendations of health and government officials. 

Most importantly, if you are one of the many people working or learning remotely, be sure to take a moment of gratitude for this opportunity to spend time with your family!  

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