In having conversations with several people over the past few days, it’s come to my attention that when this whole COVID thing broke out, and we were asked to shelter-in-place, a lot of people thought they’d use that time to be productive, to take care of things that had fallen by the way side, to get organized.
As time passed, a lot of these same people say they had big plans, but weren’t able to get inspired or motivated enough to do the things they had intended to do.
I just want to say, I get it. I’ve been in the same boat throughout this shut down. Big plans, low motivation. Easily distracted.
There is an underlying stress in the not knowing. Not knowing how long the shut down will last, not knowing how long our businesses can survive, not knowing if we or our loved ones will get infected, wondering if we’ve already had it and survived.
And then there are the unending prayers for those who have been infected, and for those who have lost their loved ones to it, for those who are dealing with a myriad of other challenges that life offers up from time to time. All of this requires our energy. A lot of energy.
These times are unlike anything most of us have never encountered. So, may I suggest we approach ourselves with some grace. Be kind to yourself. The organizational stuff will still be there when you’re inspired and motivated to take care of it. So while it may bother you, trust that those projects can just wait….for now.
For those of you that have done some projects, my hat goes off to you! It’s wonderful that you were able to use this time to spruce up, purge out, and level up.
For those of us who had big plans and little motivation, it’s okay, too.
If you need help clearing clutter and getting organized, give Andrea a call at (480) 382-1085.