It seems almost the whole world is moving into ‘the next phase’. Are you feeling nervous or just a little anxious?
I was both when I ventured out this week because I hadn’t been out in more than a month. A part of me even panicked while driving to the store. Seriously! But a deep breath or two resolved the angst. I shopped and consciously noticed feeling a bit of joy, seeing other human beings like me. We are alive! We are moving! Hopefully the majority of us will take all needed precautions and move into the next phase with a little bit of joy thrown in – perhaps on top of the facemask like this?
Considering adapting, I also recently taught an online ‘improvisation for voice actors’ class. The students often enter class with anxiety about attempting improvisation, putting a lot of pressure on themselves to be perfect or funny. After class they graduate with ‘training wheels’ and a newfound trust in themselves and their abilities. Happens every time.
Learning to change makes us strong.
So I thought about all of these circumstances, and couldn’t help but be uplifted by the large and small adaptations I witness, in person or online. I want to acknowledge you ALL – HERE. You deserve recognition.
You have been either within some level of unsettled discomfort, all the way to potentially the worst during this pandemic. You have changed your routine. You stopped traveling to an office, limited travel to stores and doctors. You learned new technologies, shifting from in-person to on-line.
You did this in your personal life, your business life, your parent life, your family, relatives, churches, sports, and so on. All the roles you live in life. This pandemic has been a big event for all of us, reaching almost every corner of the world. That’s scary impressive.
CONGRATULATIONS. I really love what I have heard, where people showed integrity, ingenuity, compassion and strength.
Human beings are so amazing.
We’re all adaptable… whether we like what we adapt to or not!
Adapting to stay alive. And more than that…
- To learn new ways to thrive?
- To remember old ways to thrive?
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