What quarantine has taught me

I remember when I had to return home because of the Covid-19 pandemic and how we began stocking food, snack, staying at home, watching movies, doing the same thing everyday but I actually got fed up with that same routine of eating, sleeping and watching movies. I had to continue accomplishing my 2020 plans and stay consistent. It feels like I’ve stayed at home for a whole decade. wow! I unlearned and relearned so much during the quarantine period. Here are the things I learned during the quarantine period:

•God First: Put God First in everything you do in life. “The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps “.(Proverbs 16:9)

•Keep your family and Loved ones close: We are equipped with technology and social media which can keep us close to our loved ones irrespective of the distance. As life starts to get busier, make sure you’re devoting time to what’s most important. Give your family, friends and loved ones the gift of your time. Love your family enough to say no to things that aren’t a priority. Be intentional about your family and invest time to nurture them. In the end, family is truly what matter most.

•Practice self-care: Always create a me time. Be kind to yourself and move at a pace that makes your self-care a top priority. Remember, the only person you truly have is you. Meanwhile, focus on being a better you.

•The little things make a big difference: When life slows down, we tend to notice more. We’re surrounded by so much beauty all the time. In the midst of change, we can either find beauty in what life is or complain about what it isn’t. I’ve appreciated the little things so much more and looked at the bright side.

•Kindness First: Sometimes, kindness means fighting for change and speaking up against injustice. I’ve been so impressed on how we fight for our right as a BLACK WOMAN. When we focus on the good, the good gets better. Make it a point to always be kind. You never know what someone else is going through especially during these trying times.

•You decide how you spend your time (and who you spend it with): During the pandemic, many of us found ourselves with more time. Time to daydream,create,reflect and plan. But as life starts to pick up speed again, you don’t have to surrender all of that time. Be intentional with the way you plan your day. Think carefully about the things you’ll start doing and the things you’ll stop doing. Along with that, be careful about who let back into your circle. Continue to keep your distance from people and relationships that aren’t healthy for you. You have the power to make decision in every area of your life. You are responsible for your happiness. If you don’t like them and want to change them, you can.

•Life is dynamic – embrace it: Don’t resist change, adapt along with it. Plan for the future as best as you know how but be flexible when things don’t turn out the way you expect. Look at change as an opportunity not as an obstacle. Resisting change halts progress and embracing change stimulates growth.

As our lives start to pick up again, I want us to collectively move forward together,not backward. I want us to take all the lessons we learned when life was slowed to a grinding halt and use them with intention to make our future that much brighter. And as life slowly starts returning to “normal”, I invite you to reflect on the things you’ve learned in the past few months. -Kim Perell.

What lessons has this unprecedented time taught you? How are you planning on changing your perspective as life starts picking back up again?

8 thoughts on “What quarantine has taught me

  1. Nice 👏🏻..I really love this👍..during the quarantine I have learnt to live in the moment that tomorrow is really not promised..more grace sis🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

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