Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. - Virginia Satir, taken from Money Quotient blog post
This September is different than in any year in history. 2020 has shown us that we must continue to learn and manage change, no matter what circumstances life puts before us. This, however, is easier said than done. Much if not most of our stress and emotional pain comes from our resistance to life as it is.
I was speaking to a friend this morning, who noted that it has taken her five months to realize that Covid isn't a "snow day," a brief interruption that gives her permission to sleep late, eat too many sweets and let go of her exercise regimen! Though it was a unique description, she is not alone. We all have difficulty accepting circumstances that we don't like, and that are out of our control.
The pandemic has disrupted our routines, from the way we conduct business to the way we socialize, and it is not clear when things will return to "normal." We can respond by putting our lives on hold, waiting until this passes. Or we can recognize where we struggle against the change and begin to accept things as they are.
What are you struggling with?
Perhaps, like me, you've set goals for your business that you aren't achieving. Maybe you've fallen down on your intention to get in better shape this year. Or you've given up on finding a romantic partner.
It’s an ideal time to re-evaluate long-term goals and to see if they still serve you. Use this opportunity to slow down, reconnect with your values and recognize what brings you joy. Let's schedule a call to revisit your life plan in light of the changes this year has brought so far.