Listen, these past few months have been alot. There is really nothing I could say that would put into perspective how drastic life changed within a blink of an eye. Change is a part of life, but who would have imagined we’d have to endure so many changes within such a short period. When I think back to what my life was like at the beginning of 2020, I don’t think anything could have prepared me for the emotional and mental space I needed to persevere. I’m sure many of you can relate. As I was experiencing all these things and seeing the world change in the matter of days, I knew I wasn’t prepared for the type of demand this crisis would have on everyone. Like how do you even get ready to take on something so big? 

Throughout my quarantine experience, one thing I had more of is time. Time to sit with all of my feelings and emotions, whether it was about navigating life now or just addressing self-work that I had been working on prior to things unfolding. Despite the obvious reasons why a quarantine isn’t an ideal situation to experience, there are some quarantine lessons that I’ve been able to learn that I’m grateful for and will carry with me even after the quarantine has ended.

10 Lessons quarantine taught me so far

10 Quick Quarantine Lessons

  1. It is necessary to know how to be comfortable with the time you spend by yourself.
  2. Live in the moment and take each day, one day at a time. 
  3. Don’t take life for granted.
  4. There is never a right time, the right time will always be now. 
  5. Create memories and document your experiences. If you were able to get through this, you will have the tools to get through far less difficult things in life.
  6. Time is the only thing that never stops. 
  7. Relationships will only grow if you pour into them. 
  8. Maintaining a healthy relationship with food can help you maintain energy and balance your mood. 
  9. Forgive yourself for yesterday’s mistakes. 
  10. It’s okay to not be okay

As we spend more days in this quarantine, I’m sure I’ll be adding more lessons to this list. But each lesson has been what has gotten me through the madness and has become my guiding light through it. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that have the biggest impact. Remember that nothing is permanent. Things may feel and look different daily but you are more equipped with now  than you were going into this.