“Adversity Creates Opportunity” — Making the Most of These Times

I’ve always believed good comes from difficult situations. As I’ve been reflecting, I can’t help but think back to how I was running around like a frantic person just over a week ago overwhelmed with how to manage all the commitments I had taken on. As I saw disorganized spaces in our home continue to fill, unopened mail and emails continue to pile up and a growing to-do list race through my mind, I remember thinking, “Gosh, I just wish life would slow down a bit and I could catch my breath.” I felt I had completely lost my own wellness over the past few months.

I know I’m not alone in these thoughts, as most of us live in constant motion trying to balance all our obligations.

Well, now here I am at home with no where to be, but here. Yes, each day I’m keeping up on work projects and tackling a corner of the house that’s been neglected. But more importantly, I’m spending time with my husband focusing on our moments together. I’ve called friends and family to check-in with them. I’ve taken a mindful walk through the park. Why did it take this forced break for me to find my own well-being again?

So while we can’t change the unsettledness we feel, it does offer an opportunity to pause, reflect and center ourselves. But we must also ask ourselves, “how will I be a better me when life resumes?”

Take care of yourselves and one another!