Fall 2020 is . . . different. We are experiencing a new way of life for the very first time. From online schooling to remote working, the way we ‘travel’ about our daily lives has completely changed. Leaving many of us to question, how do we transition in a period of transition? To put it simply, we adapt.
We change or learn to adjust to moving about more straightforwardly, taking the time to assess where we currently stand. Identify what problems within our circumstances are under our control. Then we change what we can, and leave the things we can’t to work itself out. Then what?
We apply pressure. To be in a period of transition, there must be actionable steps to move forward. We must do things that cause us to be uncomfortable or challenge us to think or move differently. Whether that is merely adjusting the time we go to bed, set aside time to prepare for a new week, or invest in our growth. We must do so for the betterment of our lives. Usually, around this time of year, reflection begins to set in as we survey the first half of the year.
In some cases, we may or may not like where we presently stand. However, we fail to realize that taking such an observation is not the time to demean or ridicule ourselves for our previous action. Allow yourself the grace of knowing that every effort you made was the right one for that time. Whether or not you wholeheartedly agree, move forward to make the best decision for yourself, and be content with that decision.
Understand that we are living in a complex period of time and nothing that we have previously experienced. We need to treat it as such because we simply don’t have the answers to this puzzle. With time we will be able to grow and ensure our own personal success through trial and error. There will be a rainbow at the end of the storm, there always is.