We are given a pause right now with this pandemic.
Most of us are given a pause we have never experienced in our lives.
What do I mean by that?
First, we are living within a pause, a time to look at ourselves and our lives.
As a result, of being forced to stay at home because of this worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, our lives as we have known them, are in a pause.
Similarly, most people on our planet are experiencing this pause in their life.
All the “essential personnel” that are taking care of our needs have a busy type of pause.
They may not have time to think or reflect as easily as those of us who are not considered “essential personnel”. Only their own lives are in a pause. Many don’t get to go home to their families for fear of bringing this invisible enemy home.
They are facing countless heartaches as they care for others who aren’t able to have their families with them.
What are you doing to process living in this pause?
As I’ve told you in my articles, writing helps me to process.
Because we are not able to see people in person, I’ve been on live Zoom calls or meetings several days during the week.
I’ve even “tele-watched” my two youngest grandchildren! (it actually is fun and they stay busy showing Grammy their toys, as well as reading and singing!)
This past week, my friend Louise Griffith, hosted an 80-minute Zoom meeting with women from around the U.S. and other countries.
Louise is the author of a wonderful book, You Are Worth It.
She also has a helpful workbook to go with it.
I encourage you to go to her website. It’s rich with inspiring messages and short videos.
I wrote some notes that I want to share from this workshop she hosted.
Louise said to pay attention to your internal dialog, especially during this stay at home time. Or perhaps as you’re feeling isolated.
Ask yourself if your internal dialog is serving you or others, or do you need to shift your perspective?
Furthermore, she said to do these 4 things:
When you stop and pause, you’ll be able to listen and consider what ever it is you’re saying to yourself. This makes it easier to listen to your intuition.
Above all, we all have intuition. Slow down and listen to it!
Lately, as I watch a TV show or a movie, I notice things that I never thought of, before we were forced to take this pause.
As I see people on TV, interacting in person at an event or just out and about, I find myself thinking, “Oh wow, they’re close to each other. Will we be able to be that close again out in public?”
I miss hugging people. I miss hugging my family I don’t get to see. Especially my grandchildren.
Consequently, I find myself feeling like what is going on the planet, isn’t real.
It’s so foreign. And yet as I wrote last week, it’s our new temporary normal.
Finally, I won’t accept that it isn’t temporary.
Keeping myself interacting per phone, zoom meetings and FaceTime with people that bring me joy, really does help me during this pause of my life.
Thank God I have my husband Hale here! He’s really very easy to be with during this pause.
Also, keeping a routine each day, with a form of exercise, good nutrition, prayer, uplifting readings and writing in your gratitude journal, help.
Valuing everyday things I took for granted before this pause, is something I’m aware of.
I hope you’re finding ways to stay connected to people you love.
Remember, you need to guard your internal dialog. Shift around what you’re saying to yourself each day.
Write back to me if you would, to share with me, some things you’re doing during this pause in your life.
I truly would like to hear your ideas.
And last of all, be good to yourself. Take care of yourself.
My hope is we will all come out stronger, kinder and more at ease with ourselves and others.
Stay well my friends!
With love and blessings,
Below is a beautiful photo of my friend, Louise Griffith. I hope you contact her!
Finally, listen to or watch some of my interviews to inspire you!