This has been a troubling time for all of us around the world, however, most of us are fortunate to be at home and spend time looking inwards for a change. Yes, the social distancing has given us a lot of time away from the daily distractions, to reflect on what is really important to us and what has been working and what has not been working.
As I discuss with some of my peers and friends, some may decide that they don’t want to go forward in their current work stream, and it’s a good time to make a switch.Some others may decide they really like what they’re doing but want to change the way they go about doing it. This is a special time in our lives that can help us to improve things or make a shift and do something new and different.
There could never be a better time than now to rethink how you spend your time and attention, A lot of us do not know, when the world gets back to whatever the next normal may be, do we want our lives to be the way it was before, or are there things we are learning to change. This is a best time to use some of our energy over the next few weeks to do some reflecting. What are aspects of your lifestyle that you do not like, and what are the things you cannot wait to get back.
Designing Your Life
Authors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans encourage people to look at work-life balance in a new way. They recommend using design thinking that can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfilment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise, especially in a post COVID world.
Making decisions about what to do in the near future needs us to be vulnerable but also be able to find out our definition of what the new normal means for us. There could not be a better time and space to to acknowledge and learn from those feelings, but also designing your new life journeys through design thinking. Today, you may have the energy and courage you need to understand, meditate on your life designs before you drive forward post COVID world.