As we continue to navigate this new but temporary lifestyle, I wanted to first say that I hope you all are staying safe and of course healthy during this time. It’s been almost a month since I’ve started working from home and to be honest life in quarantine for me hasn’t been too bad. Of course, I miss being able to go where I want when I want, but at the same time, I’m just happy to be alive, well, and working during these crazy times.
With everything that’s been going on, I’ve come to realize that even the craziest times bring about some of our greatest lessons. Although there’s still a long road ahead, I wanted to take a moment and share a few of the lessons that I’ve learned thus far from time spent in quarantine. Leave me a comment and share something that you’ve learned during isolation as well.
I am praying for everyone that has been affected by COVID-19 whether it’s mentally, physically, or financially. Together we will get through this and rise above it all. ♡
How Extremely Blessed I Am
Of course, I know I’m blessed, there’s no question about that. I thank God every day for all that I have. However, there’s been even greater lessons learned during my time spent in quarantine. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have lost their lives, many are losing their jobs, and some may feel like they’re even losing their sanity. For me to have the privilege to not only transition from the office to working from the comfort of my own home in an effort to stay safe but to be able to maintain financial stability is a major blessing and something that I cannot go on without acknowledging.
How To Be More Productive
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been most productive during quarantine than I’ve been in a long time. I’ve improved my skincare routine, staying on top of household chores, doing laundry during lunch breaks, and I even have more energy to prepare a more filling meal at dinnertime — all of which I usually don’t have the energy for until the weekend. Let’s pray I can keep up this momentum even after returning to the office!
The Importance of Self-Reflection
Spending time alone will force you to come to terms with a lot of things. I’ve been doing a lot of self-reflecting, something I didn’t even know I needed at the moment. It’s been the perfect time for me to go through this process because I’m completely free of distractions. I’ve had time to reflect on who I’ve become as a person, how I plan to progress, and a few things I want to change. Isolation for me hasn’t necessarily been a negative experience. Is it weird that I feel like I actually needed this?
How To Just Be Still
For the longest time, I’ve been constantly on-the-go. Between working full-time, part-time, and using my free time to take care of other responsibilities, it’s very seldom that I have a moment to just be still. With the world that we know today moving at such a rapid speed and demanding so much of us, I believe that we’ve forgotten the beauty of peace, stillness, time, and solitude. Learn to enjoy this temporary silence.