So, let’s be real.
We’ve all been experiencing the emotional roller coaster that’s being called a “global pandemic” in the news.
As I’m writing this, most of us have had shelter-in-place orders for well over a month - two months by now.
Which means our entire sense of “normal” has been in upheaval for awhile.
In fact, it’s gone on long enough that many of the stop-gaps we’d put in place thinking would be temporary have become a new form of “normal”.
That’s true for me. I’m guessing it’s true for you, too.
Here’s the thing: we can feel defeated by this, or we can choose to take we can look at what’s worked and decide to make it part of our future normal… a normal that we begin to choose.
That’s what I’m doing.
I’ve got 4 changes I’ve made to my routines that I’m gonna let stick.
They’ve become lessons I’ve learned, and things I’ve changed about my perspective.
I plan on carrying them forward with me as my “new norm”.
What I found during this forced time at home was a little mind blowing to me.
The overarching theme of these 4 lessons I’m about to share is I had created a life of burnout without even realizing it.
So staying at home, in a sense, became a rescuer for me.
My hope is that by sharing these 4 lessons I’ve learned, it will inspire you to get a little introspective.