How Are You Doing, Are You Still Counting?
That’s a question you’re probably hearing a lot these days. I hope so, at least. Canada has been in official lockdown due to the pandemic since mid-March 2020, and so many families, friends and colleagues have been separated since then. I hope you are receiving regular check-ins from those you care for and who care for you.
Have you ever thought what we are living through now, future generations will be learning about in their History classes? The time the world stopped, literally! Well, it didn’t actually stop, but traffic did, leaving most cities with a very ghostly feeling.
This has left many citizens feeling fearful and wondering about their future. Fortunately, if you have access to a computer, you are able to connect with many of the classes, webinars and podcasts being offered by generous entrepreneurs and business people all over the world. This is a time to learn new things, to re-evaluate your life and your purpose in this world.
I’d like to offer you some support, to help you feel more safe, more secure and confident about where you are in life at this time.
In difficult and trying times, we often feel that the darkest hour is full of despair. The truth is however, that day always follows night, the calm always comes after the storm, and that hope always comes after doubt. Remember, every change will bring a blessing. Using this time to learn new things and “meet” new people can be very advantageous for “after the storm.” Bouncing forward once we are all able to go about our daily lives again will bring new-found hope and excitement. Even if you have been able to work from home, imagine how thrilling it will be to present new ideas and visions to clients, managers and colleagues alike?
I wish I could tell you that your job is still waiting for you, that your employer still has a business to go to, and that you may stay in your comfortable home. Nobody knows these things, this pandemic is uncharted waters for all of us.
Remember, too, to take time for self-care. There is a lot of information being thrust at us through the media, no matter what form we use and how much we try to restrict the time we make it available to us. If you feel like taking a nap, do so. If you feel like going for a walk, do so. If you want to shed a few tears, do so. Acknowledging our feelings is all part and parcel of our new world, in my opinion. If an online course calls to you, take it. Many presenters are asking for a donation, some are not charging anything at all. Use these opportunities to your best advantage. We have the time now and should make use of it as much as possible.
Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and may I remind you that... "This too, shall pass."
Much love, Cheron.