Written By Lynette Vint

We are all in unchartered waters during these current times and many of you will feel new emotions that will be challenging, some will be fearful, confused, anxious, and others excited by the new directions you have decided to embark on.

Remember, you don’t know what you don’t know. True, but you can research anything on the internet. Search for both sides of the story like you should always do and then come to your own conclusions. Take action based on what is within your heart/gut/brain, they are all one, when you look within.

We’ve been in isolation since March and depending on where you live each isolation has its own story. You might be in isolation with your partner, family, friends, some of you might have WWOOFers with you, some of them since the beginning of all of this. You might also be a WWOOFer out there, away from your families, many are still here from overseas, we have many staying with our hosts, some have been able to move around depending on the state they are currently in. 

This is a time that will be written into the history books, something we should take the time to stop and ponder.

Has isolation been hard?  

We would love to hear from you all, we want to hear about;

New ideas, inventions, relationships, lifestyle choices, personal growth, implementation, mindset change, friendships built, networking, job change etc.

So as we come out of the restrictions over the next few months, hopefully, our lives will gain a natural flow, of course, this will take time. So to date, have you used this time efficiently?

Make that list:

  • Create the garden you have always wanted
  • Build that chicken barn
  • Fix the fences
  • Take the time to enjoy feeding the animals
  • Make future plans in small steps
  • Try and use as many recycled materials as possible, you don’t need lots of money for simple things.
  • Clean out those cluttered cupboards
  • Plant and take cuttings every day, create something new in the garden every day
  • Take time every day for you, and make sure you get everyone else in isolation to do this too, yoga, read, walk, workout, swim, jog, write whatever is your treat, start doing it every day. This is good for children too.
  • Learn to cook, sew, make a rock wall, build a woodshed, any skills you can share with each other is an exciting thing.

Don’t know How?

You can just about find every DIY Project on YouTube or Instagram. Discuss with the WWOOFers things you would like to try, they can also come up with ideas to let everyone contribute.

Step outside your Comfort Zone

Try to step outside your comfort zone, living in confined areas can make us act a little different than normal, so try and put each other first. Keep communication open at all times, even the difficult conversations need to be had, emotions are at an unusual level at the moment.

Take stock of everything

  • Your Health
  • Your Mindset
  • Your Relationships
  • Your Journey, record, and implement

Record the journey

  • Create Videos that you will have forever
  • Take lots of photos of the experiences and things you have made together
  • Write stories
  • Post to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WWOOFingAustralia/ some of the things you and your WWOOFers are doing together so we can share them with our WWOOF Community.

Things to remember during these times of isolation.

Hosts and WWOOFers must be in isolation for min 14 days, before coming together, if you are going to share a house. This can be achieved if WWOOFers have their own accommodation or the Host has separate accommodation but both parties must discuss this in great detail before coming together.

To sum it up, don’t let this unusual time of isolation be a total waste of time, use it to grow as a family and as individuals, share your knowledge, share your love and gain friends for life.

How do you become a WWOOFer?

Go to www.wwoof.com.au click on the Join Now button, click on the option of your choice of membership, Single or Double (children under 18 years of age are free).

Once you have joined WWOOF, set up your own profile to tell Hosts all about yourself and why you joined. Don’t be shy! Hosts love to read all about you before they invite you to come and stay. Hosts welcome you into their homes and onto their properties, involving you in their lives and the day to day running of their farms. Learn new skills as you travel, help look after their animals, and help them grow their crops, from small market gardens to large orchards and vineyards. WWOOFing is a great way to learn from those who have already made that choice to change their life and direction.

After your profile is set up, go to the WWOOF Member-only Notice board or Forum to see all of the Hosts who are actively advertising for WWOOFers. Alternatively, you can search for a Host on our List Search or Member-only Map Search page. Contact the hosts of your choice and let the adventure begin!

If you would like to learn about a variety of industries and techniques we have hundreds of Hosts waiting to share their knowledge with you today!

Not a member? Join here: https://wwoof.com.au/join-wwoof/  All WWOOFer Memberships are now 2 YEARS, so join today!

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