Covid life has been tough. Here are 20 life lessons that I’ve learnt since the start of the pandemic:
1. Appreciate every little thing (eg, toilet paper )
2. Traveling is a privilege.
3. The value of a warm hug or a handshake.
4. Self-care is a priority.
5. Enjoy the present moment as the future can be uncertain.
6. Everyone we meet is fighting a battle we know nothing about. Be kind. Always!
7. Laugh and cry. It’s ok to cry. That’s how we came into this world.
8. Eating out is a joy.
9. Having time-out is good for the mind and body.
10. Stay positive.
11. Slow down and breathe.
12. Be creative. Being shut indoors for months has reignited some old hobbies that I haven’t had time to practice such as learning Japanese and painting.
13. Never stop learning. Having the extra time means more time for learning a new skill.
14. Be flexible with work. Most of my speech pathology lessons are now delivered online.
15. Stay close to nature. It’s healing and good for our well-being.
16. Support yourself first, so that you can support others.
17. Make plans but stay flexible when circumstances change.
18. Adapt to the new “normal” – regular hand washing and checking in at venues
19. Love your friends and family.
20. Finally, masks can come in different colours and styles – pick your favorite and roll with it
Much love and here’s for a better future.