Using your time during lockdown to stop and think!!!
As we continue to endure another lockdown and head into a few more months of uncertainty and are becoming used to the idea of a new normal I want you to stop and think about how you want to enter this new phase?
What changes do you want to make?
While some are wanting everything to go back to normal (I would call this our comfort zone) I have to ask is that what you really want?
Are there things in life you just got used to doing but don’t want to go back to?
Is the old normal a place you were truly happy?
Could you redefine what is normal for you and take steps towards finding more happiness and a clearer purpose for your life your family.
Our normal is so personal that what we consider normal someone else would define as odd or strange. Have we become so used to the way life just was that we settled and just accepted it as the way it is?
Could your new normal be better than what your old normal was?
In an effort to stop and think about what we want I would ask you to sit down and answer these questions.
- What are the things you want to stop doing?
- What are the things you want to do less of?
- What are the things you want to do more of?
- What are the things you want to start doing?
In life there are going to be things we have to do that we hate, but we do them as ultimately it will take us closer to our goal and vision for our life. There are also things we do that we hate, that really serve no purpose and just bring us down or take us away from doing the things we want to do more of or haven’t even started doing yet. There are also things we love doing that don’t serve our goal but make us happy and there are things we really want to do but haven’t started them yet for various reasons.
We have been so busy we haven’t had time to reflect on the next question….
The ultimate question is what life do I want?
From there I would work it backwards and define what you need to do in order for that to happen. I know that it’s not an easy thing to do, and you can’t plan out every area of your life (current situation in point) but you can redefine your goals, your dreams and your vision and see if you are on track or not or think about what adjustments you can make to steer a better course.
I know all of us are negatively affected by the current situation but to various degrees. There are many things to be thankful and grateful for and many things that will get us down.
May I encourage you to look up, look for opportunities and keep moving forward, even if its slowly at first.
We have the opportunity to pivot, move and create the life we want….there is no better time than now to reflect, ask ourselves some hard questions and start paving out a new path that will take us in the direction we want to go.
Just something to think about