I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen lots of messages about how to “do” this pandemic:
Master something new.
Write a book.
Learn a new language.
Get the house deep cleaned and organized.
Relish the time with your kids.
Try new recipes.
Start working out.
Get focused on what you want to do with your life.
Find your inner peace.
Check on your family, friends, and neighbors.
Be a good citizen.
To sum it all up: Make lemonade from the pandemic lemons and get doing so you can be the biggest help you can be right now + make the most of this time to turn 2020 into your best year yet.
Yes — some beautiful ideas of what we could be doing with our time…and also WHOA.
Quick reminder, in case it’d be useful right now: You can’t do this pandemic wrong.
There is no “right” way to do things right now (or ever).
Keep showing up the best you can, however that looks today. Which might be trying a new recipe and practicing a new language. Or it might be lying on the couch while your kids watch yet another movie, still in your pajamas, just trying to keep it together enough to not scream at everyone around you while you pray for the day to end and everyone to go to bed so you can go to bed, too.
Making it through the day is a win. Yes, seriously. Sometimes it is the biggest win of all, especially when life has been turned upside down and shaken like a snowglobe.
It’s okay to cut yourself some slack (or yards and yards of it). Indeed, it might be one of the most loving, useful, and kind things you could do right now for yourself (which will have a ripple out effect and help those around you, too).
Whatever is your best for this day, hour, moment — THAT IS ALWAYS ENOUGH.
Life is messy, my friends. We are doing okay. Keep showing up, the best you’ve got today.
Got a friend who could use this reminder? Send them this post; it might be just what they need to hear today. <3