I’ve heard people say: I wish things would go back to normal.
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I don’t believe there is a going back at this point. Neither do I think there should be.
A few years ago I first slipped and broke my elbow. 7 weeks later I stumbled and ruptured my Achilles tendon. So my arm wasn’t properly healed yet and my Achilles tendon just freshly sewed together – I was really in bad shape. I couldn’t take care of myself so I was sent to a facility where I could get physio every day and be taken care of.
Anyhow, I remember this moment when I was lying on my bed. I had some circulatory problems with my arm, my leg was elevated and I couldn’t move. I couldn’t read because it was too tiring. It just felt like my life had come to a complete standstill. Not unlike our lives now.
This was my own personal time of disruption that had a really big impact on how the rest of my life turned out.
The realization that there was no going back to the way things were before my accidents (little did I know then that I would even have another one!) came with some grief and sadness. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For a while, I got stuck in asking why. We can do the same now. But it doesn’t get us anywhere.
Things only started to shift for me when I started to ask different questions. Because the good news is we can all move THROUGH this.
I thought: what changes can I make in myself and in my life that will have something beautiful come out of this?
So here are my questions that can help you shift your focus during this time: What could be the blessings in this?
What do I need to come to terms with this new reality?
What changes have I made in my life that I would like to bring into this new reality?
What do I want to keep doing?
You don’t need to know all the answers now. But if you do please share them with me!