Is there really just one word to describe how life is right now for everyone throughout the world? I don’t think so. Crazy, chaotic, stressful, and shocking are just a few of the words that instantly popped into my head when I start to think about the past few weeks. While it may seem like there is nothing good that can come from this time, I’m here to tell you there is!
Whether you’re working right now or staying home, you are learning a lot about yourself, your family, and the world around you. That is amazing and definitely positive, even if what you’re learning isn’t so amazing (that’s how many times my husband goes to bathroom in a single day?!?)
If you have children, you’re probably learning that teachers and daycare workers are extremely underappreciated. If you’re homeschooling right now for the first time in your life, you’re probably realizing that teaching is difficult, in all aspects. Keeping the children entertained while also keeping them focused on their schoolwork probably is something you’re struggling with. This is just one of the MANY hurdles teachers have to overcome on a daily basis.
Maybe you’ve always been the type of person to procrastinate or choose not to prepare for things. Perhaps you have learned to have an emergency kit at home and what that emergency kit needs to contain for the safety of your family.
From a purely intellectual standpoint, maybe you’ve learned more about the roles of governments play, viruses, diseases, and the importance of health and safety.
Whatever you’ve learned throughout February and the month of March, just know that your brain is working overtime right now with all the new information it’s receiving, and like the rest of your body, it needs time to process everything and handle it calmly and responsibly.
Your brain is powerful right now with all the new information it’s getting, and that’s pretty positive (see, I told you something good can come from all of this!). So as hard as it may seem to do right now, enjoy the moments with your family, enjoy every second you spend on the couch in your sweats, and don’t forget to remember all the positive things you’re learning right now!