I hope you are staying safe and healthy. Remember when you were young and played tag.
Sometimes the It kid would chase everyone really hard.
Huffing and puffing you might hear another kid yell, "Time Out! Time Out!"
And everyone had to stop and wait.
You might think to yourself, alright, I have a moment to figure out how to get to the free-base.
And many times you prevailed (or at least that's how I remember it, lol).
Well, here we are in a world-wide "Time Out".
It's not a punishment. It's not meant to be cruel.
"Time Out" has been called, but you are not stuck.
Your life is not on hold.
Consider these steps for the current "Time Out":
1) Don't hold your breath, figuratively or literally. Inhale & Exhale. With planes grounded and vehicles parked, the air has not been this clean in decades! So get a breath of fresh air and move forward.
2) Reassess. When we are on the autopilot of our daily grind, we can forget to assess if what we are doing actually works. Reconnect with what is meaningful to you, and decide if you are moving closer to that purpose. If you realize there are some crappy things in the way, dump them and don't go back to them after the Time Out.
3) Stage a strong comeback now. We don't know when the time out will be over, but we do know it will end. When they call "Time in", have your self ready and your house in order by laying the groundwork now. It will be a change. Make sure it's a positive one.
Continue to Pause with a Cause!
We could all use a fun pick me up. Here's a message from Kid President from about 10 years ago. It is still poignant today.
Check out the pep talk from Kid President.
Stay safe and stay well!