I’ve read a lot on the Coronavirus and how it’s impacting our lives. We all know it’s affecting our lives in so many ways. For some of us, our children are home with us during the day. We’re spending more time cooking, cleaning, and doing dishes than we’ve ever spent before. For others, we’re suddenly homeschool teachers, employees, and business owners at all once. Some have lost their jobs and are concerned about their livelihood. It’s brought sweeping changes to many of us in a very short timeframe. What I want you to think about is when things start to return “to normal” what do you want that new normal to look like for you and your family?
Have you enjoyed working from home and not commuting? While I usually work from home, I remember what it was like not to commute 45-60 minutes every morning when I left the corporate world. I felt like I had so much more time for myself and my family without commuting to the office. It’s amazing what you can get done in 1 ½- 2 hours a day. It is. Plus, I’m pretty sure my stress levels dropped because I was no longer fighting traffic in the 5th largest city in the country every day.
Have you enjoyed having time to cook different meals or bake with your family? Maybe you’ve enjoyed having a bit more time together (maybe not, and that’s OK too). I’ve spent extra time baking with my son because it’s something we enjoy, and it also helps fill up the long days at home with a preschooler.
Maybe you’ve enjoyed not traveling for work as much as you usually do. If you’re not used to having time off, or time at home to work on things, maybe it’s been a nice change.
We’ve had a lot of changes in a short period, that’s for sure. However, some of these changes could be positive ones that we want to keep with us when things return to normal. Do you enjoy the extra time with your family? Has it been nice to focus on getting out and walking every day? Are you enjoying reading again?
Try not to waste your quarantine thinking about how awful it is not to be able to do the things we’re used to and missing but rather, think about what you might want to do differently in the future. I’ve heard some say that we should think about the quarantine as a gift, and there are days I’m on board with that and other days, not so much. I think the sentiment is great.
Millions of Americans figured out they can work from home. They’re learning that yoga pants are the comfiest work clothes on the market and realizing how much more time they have when they’re not commuting if you’re finding yourself thinking, yes! This is great. I don’t want to go back to an office again; then I want to ask you a question. Is there a dream in your heart? Is there a business you’ve always wanted to build? Do you have a side hustle you’re working on now? If you’ve ever thought about going out on your own, maybe that’s what you want to work towards as part of your new normal. Perhaps it’s time to test the waters and build a business of your own. This fall, I’ll have a class that will walk you through how to start and launch a business from scratch step-by-step. I’ve been working on it for a while and had to slow down a bit because my son is home with me now, but it’s coming, and it will help you.
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