The crisis we all just faced also known as Covid-19 forced us to examine our priorities in life. At least in my case, this pandemic allowed me to do so. Before this occurred, we all rushed into our daily activities by going to work, going on vacation, etc. But when this happened, everything came to a halt that forces me to examine my life on what I could do at this moment by being quarantined at home. According to Winston Churchill, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

These are the valuable lessons I have learned from this crisis:

Clarity. I became so clear to what I wanted to do with my life and my aspirations became even more evident such as starting a podcast, creating a YouTube channel, and writing a blog. My vision became clear that pushes me to get out of my comfort zone.

Slowing Down. I was a woman who always wanted to be on the go but never arriving at the destination I pictured for myself. I had no vision because I was frantically going places. However, from this crisis, I have learned to stop and smell the coffee. I’ve learned to take one day at a time.

Awareness. I was so wired to get to my next to-do list that I was only going through the motion but completely not presently aware of what I am doing. I am not sure if you can relate or have experienced an out of body phenomena where you are mindless. For instance, I was mindlessly eating a meal. I may be eating but my mind is focused on somewhere else. Therefore, I tend to eat my food quickly because I needed to do other things on my list.

When we have clarity by learning to slow down and being fully aware of where we want to go in life. Then everything is possible. When we connect our mind, heart, and soul, I believe we can take on anything in life despite the crisis we are all facing. It isn’t about the uncontrollable situation that defines us by how we choose to respond to the hardships in life. Through these challenging times, it is where our character is being built. It forces us to become resilient.

Be bold as a lion, wise like a serpent but harmless like a dove.



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