Share with me one thing you have been doing in your daily life you have realized
does not bring you joy.
Thank you to my friend Haley for bringing up this very important topic.
Never before in our entire lives have we experienced anything like this. It has made us stop everything we do on a regular basis. Most of these things, we just did unconsciously. We can honestly do anything we want at any time as we have turned into "on-demand" people. If I want a chocolate covered potato chip, I could probably find one at 11:50 pm. Need some toothpaste at 7 am, not a problem. There is no need to plan or buy a back-up of anything just-in-case. Go to the coffee shop to work and sip. Book a last minute flight for a weekend getaway, no problem! Head to a movie on a rainy afternoon or catch a baseball game with the family because you have nothing to do on a weekend, sounds good.
Right now is the perfect time to really evaluate everything you are doing in your life. Make a list of all the things that have been stopped in your daily schedule on the left side of a piece of paper and to the right of that activity right yes or no for if it brings you joy. If is it a no, then my vote is to stop doing it. Have everyone in your family do it. Maybe your kids are not loving the select basketball team they are playing on. Maybe your spouse does not enjoy getting together with the neighbors. Maybe going to the grocery store every night to grab something for dinner is wearing you out.
Get some life back and get some joy back.