Monday Musings: Finding Balance

When this quarantine began, I had struggles, but I found ways to push through. Being sick for a week two weeks ago put everything off balance. I got behind on tasks and realized my plan only worked with me being well. This made me wonder if all of the work contributed to me being sick for a week.

I have no desire to be sick again while quarantining, and I’m still not 100% yet. I made some adjustments to help. These adjuments led to me going off on someone. It was one of those moments where I blew up not because the situation warranted it but because I was over it. I had met the person a couple of years ago. The person reached out again and could not accept that I wasn’t interested in being involved in what this person was doing. I am committed when I say no. I can’t add any more work or being involved in causes I am not interested in.

I spread out some of my work to the weekend. This allowed me to take longer breaks each day during the weekdays. If we are still quarantined a month from now, I might have to pivot again. Keeping balance as a goal is key.

I try to make sure I complete on meaningful tasks each day. Today, I was glad that my shower door got fixed. It got loose and had been dragging for months. My husband and I learned that it was not installed correctly. That was the task.

My current task is to find a 20″ wheel bike for my sons. We have one, but I need two. These small wins are the little things that motivate me during this time. I focus these tasks on myself or family. It’s a little slice of joy.

That’s where I am now. I am going to decrease the amount I’m writing for my Coronavirus Chronicles. I miss writing it consistently. It was a nice outlet, but I need some of that time back.

I hope you had a good start to the week. Tune in tomorrow for the next installment of the Coronavirus Chronicles.

Stay safe, and wash your hands correctly. Tschüss!

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