The world has turned upside down these last few weeks as the Coronavirus outbreak has spread across the globe. It’s been the great equalizer among us all. No matter if you are a business owner, employee, stay-at-home mom, or whatever role you play in life, we are all facing the same giant. For the first time in our history, we are all in this together.
We’ve all been holding our breath as we’ve seen the outbreak ravage different nations until it has finally landed in our own backyards. And now what? How do we handle the stress of a loss of income? Social distancing? Teaching our children from home? Re-arranging our homes and lives to figure out how to handle the new normal?
Feeling stressed out seems unavoidable, but the worst thing for us at this time. It keeps us from being able to problem solve, get things done, and most importantly, enjoy life. But, we’re all dealing with it in our own lives. What’s been most unique is that we know everyone around us is suffering from the same stress. Somehow, it unites us and makes it just a bit easier to bear.
Find your online community and plug into it. Allow yourself time to laugh, breathe, and connect with the people you are quarantined with. Take this time to invest in yourself, your health, and your family.
I believe when we get through this, it will be a completely different world. We’ve barely scratched the surface of the creativity that is to come to figure out how to survive from our homes. We’ll see what we can do without and the things that we’ve taken for granted all this time.
In the midst of this world-wide outbreak, take a minute to just feel a sense of awe of how it’s causing us to come together.