When this ￼ quarantine period started in mid-March, I was lost. This was the first time in nine years that I was unemployed. It was also the first time I was home with my daughter full-time. With no preschool for her and no work for me, it was totally different. I had been wanting a change, but not under these circumstances. I was afraid of getting sick. I didn’t know how I’d end up paying my bills. I was worried about our food situation. I had so many worries and questions floating around in my head.
Shift Your Mindset
Meanwhile, I was about half way through my coaching course with World Coach Institute. On one of those calls, I talked to a classmate about how I was feeling overwhelmed and lost. He told me that this time was a gift so that I could focus on my business. When I started thinking of it like that, I felt much more positive about our situation. After my mindset changed, things started to fall into place.
I think of this time as a gift. How can you reframe this time of being alone to something positive you can identify with? Maybe you think of this time as a change, a rebirth or a chance to rethink your priorities. Maybe this time can be a reconnection. A reconnection to yourself as well as your connection to those around you. Even though we can’t be in the same room, there are plenty of ways to reach out to each other.
How To Choose Your Focus
If you are as overwhelmed and lost as I was, choosing something to focus on can seem like a daunting task. The obvious choice for me is my coaching business since it’s one of my big dreams for this decade and I was already taking the course. Have there been changes you wanted to make? Is there something you’ve always wanted to learn about? Is your home in need of cleaning and or organization? Have you wanted to start a new hobby?
Write everything down. Your dreams, goals, changes you want to make, things you’ve always wanted to try and then prioritize them. Then ask yourself, which of these things can I do from home?
- Work on your business,
- Spring clean,
- Reorganize your home,
- Do activities with your kids,
- Start a new exercise routine,
- Find a new hobby,
- Take a course,
- Read books,
- Start a journaling or meditation practice,
- If you’ve been running non stop, take a break.
What other ideas can you come up with? How are you improving your life during this period of uncertainty? Scroll down and tell me in the comments!
Quarantine has been such a scary time, but you’re so right, it’s also a time where we can choose our focus. During the last few months I worked on my business and blog, but this next phase will look different: I’ll be busy with a newborn (and toddler) ?