Today via text and social media, I challenged a bunch of our gym members to write 3 positive things while you’ve been self-isolated that you would like to carry into your daily life once we resume life after COVID-19.
Personally, I’ve taken a lot of things that I want to carry back to my “normal life.” Here are three of them:
1.Take things slower and appreciate the moment.
I’ve realized I am happy with very little during this period of self-isolation. By taking a step back and appreciating life on a much slower time scale, I have began to enjoy this slower pace and the little moments of joy that are all around us. If we have our health, safety, and family, what more do we really need?
2.My appreciation for social contact.
I too often take for granted the ability to have connection with others. Occasionally, I will say I am going to be somewhere, but end up just not showing up. What’s worse is sometimes when I am in social settings, I am not nearly as present and appreciative as I should be. I look forward to putting my phone away when I am with friends and purely enjoying their company, conversation, and interaction.
3.It’s okay to wake up at 7 am and have a relaxed start to your day.
Since I was 12 years old, I have woken up between 4-6 am. I used to think that only slackers got up after the sun was up and relaxed in the morning. Currently, I wake up at 7 am and although this will be a novelty when normal life resumes, I will make an effort for 7 am days with fresh coffee, music playing, and a book in my hand.
What have you taken from this time in self-quarantine what you want to continue when normal life resumes?