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What Do You Want To Carry Into The New Normal?

mindfulness reflect write Apr 23, 2020

Six weeks of social distancing encourages self-reflection; the pace of life has changed, at least for this moment. 

Before COVID-19 (B.C.), we were early into the new year, depleted after the holidays, but with the hope of filling up. In March and April, we got that immediate family time, longer days, and greener grass. Spring is everything we said we wanted--just not the way we wanted. 

I'm thankful for lovely writing teachers who encourage me to list intentions or habits I'd like to carry forward when the state reopens after covid (A.C.). What baggage can I leave behind when I'm able to venture out again into the new normal?

B.C.:  I was a checklist person who viewed any down time as non-productive. Even yoga was practiced on a schedule and for a specific reason. Watching the news, the loss, the strain on the local economy--my checklists don't seem as important now. 

A.C.: I still struggle to view my relaxation time as valuable. Why does all my time need to be...

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