Here we are entering the third month of an unprecedented event. We have been in the lockdown due to this world wide pandemic. Once we get to the point of acceptance of our new normal, we need to be able to hope again. What can we gain from this moment of pause? We can mourn the loss of life as we knew it. The freedom of being in the outside world without anxiety and worry. Close connection to friends and family. As we contemplate this new reality, we have to remember that with every situation change can occur. We will eventually return to the world.
So back to my initial question. What can we gain from this moment of pause? We can look at this experience as an opportunity to gain perspective. We can also look for an opportunity to reset and start anew. Keeping in mind that this is temporary we must decide how we will be when we come out of this moment of time. How many dreams and visions have we put on hold for years because we didn’t have the time to pursue them? How often did we lament over not having a moment of rest. Well now is that time we longed for. Let’s seize this moment and use it to our advantage. It can be empowering and bring a little joy in this difficult time.
Be at peace.
Alicia Lurry MA LPC CRC