I mean let go of our lives before COVID-19, because let’s face it, life won’t be the same, will it?
But when I say that, I don’t mean life will be better or worst…life will be different.
Maybe people will be more inclined to work from home more often so they don’t have to commute to work for hours…some kids might prefer to be homeschooled and might ask their parents if they can actually do that, people might not return to their previous roles because they may realise that their hearts are not in it anymore and they might get the courage to change careers…
People might just hold on to the simplicity of life, to things that really matter, to what really make them happy as they allowed themselves to stop…
I am now home schooling my kids, I mean since last Thursday and I have been feeling a happy sense of peace with being just a mum. I have never felt happy for just being a mum. I have always worked because being independent has always been really important to me.
Don’t get me wrong, I am still trying to work on my business like writing this email right now…but I have been happy for the first time for being a mum, just a mum as my main priority has shifted to look after my kids 24/7.
I have been feeling grateful for the kids I have as they are amazing kids…I have been feeling grateful to cook for them and look after them for the whole day…secretively enjoying being their teacher too.
I feel as if the world has stopped around me, all the pressure to do more, to achieve more, to being more has stooped because now rich or poor, successful or unsuccessful people, young or old…we are all confined into our own homes trying to do our best to juggle everything.
So my initial question was “how can we let go of life before COVID-19?”
I remembered when a friend asked me after my cancer treatment: “so now that your treatment is finished, do you feel you are back to normal?”
I said to her: “It is not that simple. I can’t forget what I have been through”
So she then asked me: “Is it kind of part of you now?”
Then I said: ” It is like having a child. You can’t live life in the same way after you have a child, can you?”
She then said: “Do you mean it is part of you?”
I said “Yes it is part of me.”
For me, cancer was a positive and transformative experience that changed me for the better physically, mentally and spiritually. I took cancer as an opportunity I guess… to change.
And big part of my healing process was acceptance, not fighting cancer.
I feel we are in a similar cross road now. By accepting our new normal, we allow ourselves to focus on what we can control which is today and now. Easily said than done I know but we are all facing these challenge together and I feel the quicker we let go of our lives before COVID-19, the quicker we can get on with our new normal by adapting and adjusting what we need to in our personal and professional lives from now on.
I hope you are staying safe and well.
Don’t forget to keep looking after yourselves by eating healthily, exercising daily and meditating if you can. I suppose if not now, when?
PS: I have recorded a new podcast: “How can we let go of control?” and I would love you to listen to. – https://apple.co/2UWIrU1