Amidst the new normal, we find ourselves living in fear and uncertainty.
At times, we even get overwhelmed by sadness, anger and anxiety because we focus too much on all the things that have went wrong during the COVID19 Pandemic.
The business that closed. The event that got cancelled. The opportunities we lost.
In the process, we forget to celebrate the little things – the simple joys that will allow us to keep going and inspire us to rise above the situation on hand.
Allow me to share with you the 5 simple joys oftentimes overlooked nowadays:
1. You woke up today
You are very much alive. So, it means you have another day to make things right. To start all over again. To be what you’re meant to be. And it starts by seeing what is good in the morning.
2. You are healthy
You are at the comforts of your own home. You are not sick. Not fighting for your life inside an overly crowded hospital. Each breath that you take is such a pleasurable experience, not one that you struggle with. So, it’s time to inhale all that is good and exhale all the negative thoughts that you have. That’s healthier for you.
3. You have food on the table
The smell of breakfast. The sound of lunch being prepared. The happy chatter in between snacks. The intimacy during dinner. Not everyone has that privilege to enjoy. So, if you do have those, whatever’s on the menu, celebrate. Indulge gratefully.
4. You have time now
Remember the times you said that you were too busy to do the things you’ve always wanted to do? Well now, it’s different.
The whole world coming to a pause isn’t always a bad thing because it gives you the opportunity to truly reflect on what you truly want and need.
Maybe it’s time for you to recharge. Recalibrate. And re-live your life exactly the way you want to by pursuing what really makes your heart skip a beat and what makes you feel happy, complete and fulfilled.
5. You are supported and loved
Surrounded by friends and family, you are in a safe space. And with random strangers openly helping out, it speaks volume of the kind of support system that you have. You are not alone in this journey. You just have to keep your faith as you become the next you: your own #bestmeever.
Know that there’s always something to be grateful for. You just have to open your mind and heart, to see beyond the new normal and discover more and more reasons to smile, daily.
About the Author
Myke Celis is a Global Master Coach and the international best selling author of the #bestmeever book series. This Unicorn is the personal coach to a number of celebrities, top executives and successful people worldwide and is one of the most sought-after experts in life coaching across print, TV, radio and online media across the region. On the side, Myke is a radio talkshow host, an international TEDx speaker and a serial entrepreneur with 4 thriving businesses to date including his own professional coaching, training and development company, Best Me Ever.
To know more about him, visit www.coach-mykecelis.com
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