How Are You Handling Isolation?

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. Lucille Ball

People used to ask me how I got so much done. I hadn’t seriously considered the question until now that my new reality of isolation is moving into week two. Without my DAILY schedule of meetings, groups, events, outings, I’m getting less done than I used to. Lucille Ball was right!

While it feels okay right now to be in “gear-down” mode, in the future I want to be sure that I’m using my time well by honoring my gifts, taking good care of myself, taking care of others (remotely), and generally living each day to the fullest as I always have. I’m allowing myself another few days of “down time” then I’m getting serious about my to-do list, limiting my time on social media, and setting new long-term goals.

Affirmation: I will remain true to myself in this new reality.

Coaching questions: Is there anything tripping you up as you gear-down in this new reality? How will you stay true to yourself? What’s the best part of being home-bound? What’s the worst?

Leave me a comment about how you’re doing. I’m thinking about my blogging community worldwide!



4 thoughts on “How Are You Handling Isolation?

  1. Well, I’m glad I’m not the only one suffering from inactivity and no enthusiasm. Could be getting so much done as I’ve often thought of a time when everything else shut down so I could catch up. Unfortunately, my “ideal” and my reality don’t mesh. It’s like extended snow days!

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  2. I was asked this morning via text what my goals were for the day. At that moment I had showered but I hadn’t dressed yet. And it was about 9:30am. So I replied that my plans for the day were to dress and then work on a project for our church’s fall craft bazaar. It is now almost 6:30pm. Accomplishments include getting dressed, eating lunch and dinner, finished reading a book, about 2 hours on social media spread out over the day, a step out in the back yard for fresh air. I was going to go to the back of the yard to see if the rhubarb was coming up but the grass looked so wet and muddy I didn’t want to get my shoes muddy. I will take it on faith that the rhubarb is growing since it has every year for the past 40. I still need to spend time on the craft project. But maybe that can wait until tomorrow. That way I have a reason to get up and dressed again tomorrow. I get so much more done when each part of the day has a plan. I have a great talent to procrastinate. And thus ends my story.

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  3. Thanks for being so honest. Having a specific reason to get up is important. I’m trying to do better. This morning I wrote a to-do list for the day. I will check it off as I go. I miss outside stimulus and structure!!


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