It’s starting. The opening back up of the world as we know it. And, I’m itching; like I literally canNOT wait. I know myself. I’m going to want to take advantage of every opportunity to “be busy” and yet, Covid and this pandemic has changed me. Like many of you, I slowed down. And during this pause, I began to reflect and focus on the fullness of my pre-Covid life. Did this fullness leave me feeling fulfilled?
When I think about what used to make my life fulfilling; travel, parties, sporting events and social gatherings, topped my list. Now that I’ve pumped the brakes for a full year, I’ve realized that I don’t have to fill every moment of the day with activities in the hopes I will be happier, more content, fulfilled. In fact, looking back, I don’t know how I managed to juggle it all in the first place. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still busy. We are all still busy – just in a different way.
Pre-pandemic I would feel anxiety if I had an open day or night in my planner. I’d think, “I’m free – I HAVE to fill it with something.” I’d text, email, reach out to everyone and anyone to see what was going on that night! But then, the world shut down, and in no time at all I was living a quarantined life; sequestered, isolated.
Together, as we begin to re-enter the world, let’s remember to take a few of the positive lessons 2020 & 2021 taught us as it relates to being busy. While many of us are hungry for things to get back to normal, let’s see if we can create a new normal. One that is more fulfilling and less busy. Let’s trade our busy life for a full one.
Have a beau•tea•ful week, Steepers.