If there's one thing this pandemic is teaching us it's about the things that truly matter.
Love. Family. Connection. Health.
It's interesting as some people are resisting this experience...wanting things to go back to normal as quickly as possible.
Others are embracing it and making the most of it.
And sometimes, when things are entirely out of your control, the best thing to do is embrace the situation and figure out how to come out better on the other side. Because even though we cant control pandemics, quarantines and governments, we can control our responses and reactions to it all.
And with that, I wanted to share a few important lessons I've taken from this experience we're having...
1. Your health is your greatest asset. Because without health, you can't truly experience life. It's your responsibility to yourself and others to make this a priority.
2. You get to dictate your response to these circumstances. Whether you choose to tune into the news all day and live in fear or make the most of the situation is entirely up to you. Everyone is having different experiences in this, but how you react is down to you.
3. Create space for growth. Growth is one of our high level human needs. Humans are motivated and exhilarated by growth. Whether it's reading daily, listening to podcasts or even starting that business you've always had in the back of your mind, growing yourself daily will change you fundamentally. And there's no better time to put some focus into that :)
4. Give more. This could be money, time or an ear of support. There's always someone with less who needs your help.
5. Motivation is created by you, not something that just happens to you. Many people are struggling with motivation around exercise, getting stuff done around the house, eating well, etc. Waiting for motivation means waiting a long time. Motivation comes from taking action that gets you a result. Nothing starts with motivation itself.
I truly hope these lessons are insightful for you and that they inspire or empower you to really make the most of this period in time.
Because, really.... what other choice is there anyway?
What's your biggest lesson learned so far from these circumstances? Let me know in the comments below.
If you're working towards something I'd also love to hear how you're growing with this time we've been given.
Take care all