I really hope everyone is doing ok and following the latest orders dealt to us by PM Bojo.
I am a control freak and a workaholic and therefore having to learn to just let go and enjoy this time I otherwise wouldn’t have had with my little girl. As well as my rapidly growing bump.
Like millions of others, my business has had the rug pulled out from underneath it. I am lucky to have the most awesome and supportive team and we are doing what we can to make the most of this uncertain time and learning to accept the situation we find ourselves in.
Of everything I have seen and read over the past few weeks - the good, bad and really ugly, I was sent this last week and felt it was absolutely worthy of a share to spread a little positivity.
It was written by a teacher in China reflecting on her time in lock down. Having now come out of the other side, it’s a perspective we should all try and see.
“As we watch the rest of the world begin their time inside; here are some of my reflections on the last seven weeks in isolation:
Accept that you have no control over the situation. Let go of any thoughts of trying to plan too much for the next month or two. Things change so fast. Don't be angry and annoyed at the system. Anxiety goes down, and you make the best of the situation - whatever that might be for you. Accept that this is what it is and things will get easier.
Try not to listen to/read/watch too much media. It WILL drive you crazy. There is a thing as too much!
The sense of community I have felt during this time is incredible. I could choose who I wanted to spend my energy on - who I wanted to call, message and connect with and found the quality of my relationships has improved.
Appreciate this enforced downtime. When do you ever have time like this? I will miss it when we go back to the fast-paced speed of the 'real world'. Time goes fast. I still haven't picked up the ukelele I planned to learn, and there are box set TV shows I haven't watched yet.
You learn to appreciate the little things; sunshine through the window, flowers blossoming and being able to enjoy a coffee in a cafe.
To those just beginning this journey, You will get through it.” 💙