I don’t know if it’s just me but these days self-reflection is hitting differently. Now I’m no stranger to a bit of reflective practice. It’s something that I indulge in on the regular basis.
However, Quarantine life & Covid-19 has somehow allowed me to put myself under a microscope like never before.
It’s funny how a pandemic makes you shift the way you see and do life. I now see myself and life in a new light. Everything from my strengths, to my flaws, character, code and future aspirations.
It not like I’ve never thought about all of this before because I have. But with the way the world is right now I cant help but look at myself on a deeper scale.
I know that I cant be the only one walking down the this long road of self reflection. So I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the things that I’ve discovered during this time.
Rest & Reset
My time in quarantine so far has shown me many things. One thing for sure is I don’t know how to keep myself still. The first few weeks of Quarantine I filled up my calendar with many things to do to keep myself going. Being busy comes like second nature to me.
I cant help but have my head stuck down in something. But I realized that it’s ok to not always be busy. Taking a back seat and moving through my day at a slower pace is ok.
I’ve now realized that it’s ok to not be busy, It’s ok to REST and It’s ok to just be still. From a young age I’ve been moulded into a being little busy body and I cant seem to shake it. So now I’m attempting to do things differently. Instead of overloading my calendar with lots of things I’ve reduced the number of things on my to do list. Plus I’m now going at slower space and still getting things done. Not to mention I’ve included more rest days that have no schedule.
Life is short short!
With the number of people dying from Covid-19 rising daily it has really put life into perspective for me. It’s time I stop talking and really put my foot on the gas.
There are so many things on my to do that I need to start putting into motion. I’ve now realised that I don’t have all the time on my hands so I need to just go for it. As a result I’ve had to think long and hard at some of my long term aspirations and give them a rethink. I just want to live my life to the fullest and I’m willing to do that by any means necessary.
The world is bigger then my hometown
Now this is something that I’ve always known but the lockdown has done nothing but remind me of it. There is so much more of the world that I need to see, explore and experience. I’ve always wanted to live and work abroad maybe even migrate to another country one day. I’ve wanted this for myself for so long and now is the time for me to start looking into it.
Also as a result of this pandemic my bucket list has had a bit of a reshuffle too. Like there are parts of the world that I need to start putting my stamp on. I look forward to getting back to this in 2021.
It is what it is
I wouldn’t say that I’m a control freak but ya girl likes to have a firm grip on things in her life. Covid-19 has come to let me know that I’ll can’t police everything. Shit will go down however it’s supposed to go down.
Things will simply happen when they are good and ready to. What is mine won’t ever pass me by.. PERIOD!!!. With that being said I just need to do what I’m doing and things will work themselves out. Stressing about what I cant change makes no sense and it isn’t good for my health. Right now many things are not how I would like them to be in my life but it’s all good. This too shall pass and things will eventually come together.
I’m never too old to learn
I have had my head stuck in different things since I’ve been on lockdown. Cooking new recipes, learning how to build digital products and trying to figure out how to skip like a boxer.
The fact of the matter is this anything that I put my mind to I can definitely do. It doesn’t matter how small it might be I can do it if I just apply myself. So I look forward to learning more new things during the rest of quarantine and much more on the other side of it.
There’s ALWAYS room for growth
Growth in any capacity is a beautiful thing. As long as I’m alive and well there is always room for me to grow and become a better version of myself. Even in this short space of time I’ve grown mentally and I love that. Life post Covid-19 I will actively strive to be better than I was the day before. I want to keep growth at the forefront of my mind and never lose sight of it.
One more thing before you go
If you’re interested in tapping into your self-reflection bag check out my 7 journal prompts below. Even if you don’t journal you can still give it a go. Its always good to take a step back and reflect. Now that the world is on lockdown now is the perfect time to do so. Learning more about you will do you a world of good. Don’t be afraid to check in with yourself on a regular basis, even when quarantine is over.
Lots of love