INVIGORATE … with the arrival of spring, April feels like the beginning of something new. A rebirth. The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. IT FEELS INVIGORATING.
With this feeling of COVID almost over people are beginning to wonder what life will be like post Covid. Will we go back to living the way we did preCovid? And what about all the gifts we have gained from this terrifying year?
I’ve been talking with my clients a lot lately about what gifts the pandemic has given them. What they have learned about themselves, what changes have they made and what they want to hang on to when the world goes back to ‘normal’. What genies are NOT going back in the bottle?
So, what are your gifts from the pandemic?? What was your awakening? What changes have you made or have seen that can be reflected in your new lifestyle? I like to think of it in terms of pre-Covid and post-Covid behaviors.
I read a great article in the NYTIMES recently and one woman put it beautifully saying, ‘I know I am becoming someone different. I just don’t know what that difference will be yet. I don’t think I can go back to a ‘before.’ I don’t think I fit into that life anymore.” Mary Fugate, Punxsutawney, Pa
In this vain, here are some inspiring post-pandemic ways to go about your LIFESTYLE for April:
(photos : PINTEREST)
MY 5 FAVORITE LIFESTYLE TIPS
CENTER IN PEACE
Moving forward from here, center your attention on the things that give you peace. That includes the people in your life as well. A wise person once told me to surround yourself with people who make you feel whole and lift you up. You’re wasting your life if you’re not.
A natural next step beyond the pandemic seems to go deeper with your passions, the things in your life that really interest you. Doesn’t it seem natural to want to become immersed in something that has caught your attention?
I mean that. Let the ‘I shoulds’ and the ‘what if’s’ fly out the window. This is your life. Be the best you you can!!
Take time each day to care for the simple things in your life, like for instance your houseplants. Do they need repotting, pruning, do they get enough or the right light or do they need a good soak? Can you really spend time focusing on what they need to thrive beautifully in your home?
Music plays a big role in my life as well as my entire family’s. I find listening to music incredibly grounding during times of change. Listening to songs I’ve heard a million times as well as new music is a fantastic way to mark the moment. It has always fascinated me how hearing a particular song can transport you back to a moment in time. If you’re looking for some new music, HERE is the AYIS April playlist with music from some of my favorites- REM, MARK KNOPFLER, CHRIS ISAAK, THE AVETT BROTHERS…+