I think it’s safe to say that we are all having adjust the sails a bit when it comes to how we plan out our daily schedules, routines and any ideas of travel that we may have for the rest of 2020.
I’m still ironing it all out not only emotionally, but mentally as well. How much do I want to pack into my day as it pertains to work? How much do I need to sit behind my desk versus creating content around my house or in my bathroom and closet? Do we want to take any trips this year and what will that look like? Should we host a small outdoor dinner party next week? Do I want to plan outings for the family in a safe environment?
These are all questions that are up in the air around our house lately. As someone who doesn’t deal well with the unknown, I thought it would be very helpful for me to restructure the way I go about my weeks. Pre-quarantine, I had a crazy slammed Google Calendar with appointments, meetings, drinks with friends, family outings and a pretty packed travel schedule. At the time I thought I really thrived off of staying so busy.
But now that I’ve had over two months of “safer at home” orders in Los Angeles, I’ve quickly learned to love the slower pace of life. My days feel more fulfilled when I’m balancing work with other things around the house such as cooking dinner each night for the family, gardening and working on other personal projects. But I still craved structure and missing having a schedule, so I decided it was time to make a change.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
I also recognized that many of us are slowly starting to reemerge into society and while I slowly begin to do this as well, I want to be very careful with how I am managing my schedule to meet the new needs and hopes I have on a personal level. Gone are the days where I will pack myself so full that I won’t have time to make dinner for June. Over are the times I will regret taking on a meeting or dinner that takes me away from other things I would rather be doing.
The biggest take away from quarantine that I hope we can all carry with us is that our time is precious.
How are you adjusting your schedule to this new reality? Would love to hear from you in the comments below.