As we seem to be approaching a sense of normalcy when it comes to the pandemic, I’ve been reflecting over the last 15 or so months. They’ve certainly been crazy, haven’t they? However, I’ve also found myself learning numerous lessons along the way. I always like to look on the bright side, and while we’re not totally out of the woods as of yet, I wanted to share some of the things I’ve learned, and am taking with me as we approach a new sense of normalcy.
1). No job is worth your happiness
This time truly showed me what it is I want to do with my life. Personal training is the thing I feel most called to do (along with acting). However, when you don’t have friends or other activities to distract you, you really learn how you feel about your job of choice. So, I left what was just a job, to ultimately find my career (Shameless plug; if you’re interested in training with me, DM me on Instagram @alexandraraye05 to learn more!)
2). Figuring out what it is you want, and don’t want
With the amount of alone time I had, I was really able to figure out what’s important, and wha†’s not. I could pinpoint what I wanted, and what I didn’t want. These are such important realizations to have, because they really do have the power to change how we live our lives. And, once you decide what’s important and what you really want, you can go after them!
3). Be grateful for your health
This is a big one for obvious reasons. I’m writing this as I’m about to get my second dose of the vaccine, and I’m so grateful I was able to avoid the virus, and get vaccinated. For so many people. they weren’t as lucky. So, be grateful for your health, always.
4). Creating new habits
Now that I had extra time, I could create new and better habits for myself! These include reading more, journaling, and creating content for my business.
5). Check up on your people
Hopefully one thing that stays post-pandemic is our willingness to communicate and talk with family and friends! We had so much time to carve out for them, so we need to hang onto that as we return to our new normal.
What lessons did you learn during quarantine? Did any of these resonate with you? Share in the comments!