We are all losing count of the days of the week and the days that have passed in quarantine. So here are the five lessons we have learned so far.
Number 1: The realization of everything that was taken for granted.
And we don’t mean big things like tropical destinations. It’s those little things that would never come to mind when you're listing what you are thankful for. Like waiting in line at a busy market for fresh fruit without having to worry about gloves, masks, and 6-foot distancing. It’s hugging your grandparents. It’s tickling your nieces and nephews. It’s rushing into your favourite coffee shop on break at work to grab a cup of coffee. Or it's squeezing in an early morning gym session surrounded by people practicing the same healthy mindset.
It’s realizing that everything that was once routine is now a blessing. That all those things that were considered...
The reality is there is a TON happening in our lives right now, there is also a TON not happening at the same time. And we are all doing the best we can.
So we have more time, more distractions, more reasons. But how do you use this as an opportunity to change?
TAKE CARE OF YOU, FIRST
We mean that in the kindest way possible. You are not able to show up with your best foot forward unless you are in the headspace to do so. When you're on a flight just before take-off, those 5 minutes where the flight attendant stands at the front of the plane and you typically keep reading or scrolling on your phone. We want to remind you of what they talk about. They show you how to place your oxygen mask on yourself, first. Before you help someone else, including your partner and your kids.
The reality is we can’t show up for anyone else, or even ourselves unless we are in a mindset where this is...