My mantra is, “no regrets, lessons learned, strength gained, my faith has kept me” and during the time of social distancing, I learned a lot of lessons.
It was not big deal to wait until I had one roll of toilet paper before I would go out and buy more. I didn’t like to buy in bulk because the excess would look like clutter. Now I understand I should always keep 2 to 3 weeks stock of groceries and such
Shopping was never my thing, but with plenty of time on Facebook, came the pop-up ads. You guessed it. The temptation to impulse order got the best of me; that and ice cream. I’m embarrassed of the silly gadgets that I have ordered that don’t work.
In the past if someone constantly annoyed me, I would just stop talking to them. Then when I found out of someone is passing, there was a sense of regret. The other thing is that when the family that you live with annoys you; you cannot leave the house to go somewhere else. You are stuck with them and have to learn how to communicate and get along.
I never thought of myself as a procrastinator, I just thought I was too busy. During the time of Covid19, I realized that I had plenty of time, but I needed motivation and discipline. I was still able to sleep till 10:30 in the morning, but I need to be able to take care of at least a few things on my list and then go take a nap. Now the things on my list were: office work, projects, and let’s not forget cooking, dishes, and laundry.
Growing up in New Orleans and part of a big Italian family, I learned to cook Italian and Cajun. I always thought about cooking different and healthier, but never found the time. During the season of being sick, I pulled out the cookbook and started cooking healthier. I am not going to say eating healthier, because you know there was ice cream.
One of the biggest lessons learned was finding joy in simple things. During your season of being at home what lessons did you learn and what goals do you still want to accomplish? Contact me, I’d love to help you one conversation at a time.
Lisa Giesler, Speaker, Consultant, Professional Organizer, Author of Uncluttered: discovering strength and purpose in the chaos of life.
pic courtesy: Meals That Heal Inflammation, by Julie Daniluk, R.H.N.