It's been 42 days since my last newsletter.
42 days and a world ago.
I haven't received the directive to work from home yet, but I expect it's coming shortly. Meanwhile, my wedding is moving further away by the hour as Tiffany and I contemplate alternatives.
However, change brings opportunity. We can crumble beneath the chaos or we can choose to intentionally fill the void with the purpose we were missing long before COVID-19.
For the next month (and maybe longer), many of us are free of our usual routines, obligations, and social distractions. How are you going to use this time to continue looking forward?
I recently wrote about my experience of being unemployed and homebound from July 2018 until July 2019. I speak about surviving financially, but I thrived because I adopted a growth mindset and learned more in those 12 months than ever before.
This is your time to grow!
Finally, take this time to be intentional and keep in close contact with your friends and family. I previously discussed The Happiness Advantage. One path to happiness was social investment.
- Build a Second Brain to retain information and free your mind to become a powerful force of creativity. (A new live course starts the beginning of April, too.)
- Use work cycles to achieve a new productive peak.
- Create a new morning routine. Make your bed.
- Write. Write often. Write daily. Write to others. Write to me.
"There is one characteristic distinguishing the happiest 10 percent of people from everyone else; the strength of their relationships."
Invest in others. Text, call, video chat those outside your house. Deepen relationships with those on the inside.
I would love to hear from you. What's your current situation? How are you navigating the chaos and looking forwards?
I'm working on my writing, restoring my blog, and rebuilding my routines. The top priority is writing to you again next week.
God bless -- stay safe, sane, and intentional.