How can you use this time to take stock in yourself, self-reflect, and work on the changes you’ve always wanted to work on?
It may feel like our world has been separated into two parts: pre-COVID19 and now. And as I have been reflecting on what things were and what could be, I wanted to share with you a perspective that you can use as it relates to the future.
When I’ve gone through challenging times in my life – and this COVID-19 experience counts as one – I use what I call “resilience thinking”. One main focus is to turn every life experience I have into a learning experience to grow me. Right now, I’ve been asking myself, “How can I use this this COVID-19 time to bring out the best in me?”.
If you can use this experience to grow you, that’s awesome! Yet, if you believe or feel like you’ve accomplished all that you’ve dreamed of or desired, perhaps you’ve noticed that there’s a part of you that keeps nudging you toward whatever is next.
As I’ve made my way through life, I, too, have always desired more. I didn’t want to have more things in a physical sense; instead, my aim was to become a better person: more knowledgeable, more thoughtful, more generous, and more loving.
As human beings, we are always seeking a freer, fuller, more expanded version of ourselves and that life is always seeking its fuller expression through us.
Take some time here and really think about how this might manifest itself in your life. Consider the following questions:
1. How do you want to live your life once we start our new normal?
2. If you weren’t truly living the life you loved, what would it look like if you could?
3. What would your health it look like?
4. What would your relationships look like – romantic, family, or otherwise?
5. What would you be doing with your time?
As you start to begin your journey in to the world after this pandemic, I would encourage you to take stock in how you lived your life before, so that you can work on the things that you want to change in the future.
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To A Life You Love,
Dr. Joan Rosenberg