One thing that the isolation of the pandemic year has done for the introverts among us, is to give us extra time to identify what's going on inside our bodies and minds...
Drawing conclusions, we have a new set of insights into "what we learned".
One thing I've noticed coming out of the isolation zone is that I over-people more quickly than I used to. Or maybe I don't, I just have not been peopling much at all, for a whole year, and at this point, any increase seems excessive.
That brings me to yesterday afternoon, when the guy from the Pella Window company came out to measure and order my new sliding glass door. He's about ten years my junior. He lost his Dad to Covid 19 last year. His dad was 80, and had underlying medical conditions to boot. Dad was a runner, which is where we connected... he showed me pictures of Dad being pushed in a wheelchair in the Lincoln Marathon back pre-pandemic. I swapped him Kevin's last run story. Anyway, you'd think we'd both been on desert islands for the past year.
It will probably be July by the time that new door gets installed, but it's on order, and today I'm taking it a little easy, staying home, in quiet non-people space. Insight: pacing is important, when it comes to social contact. Because this was added on top of having re-started the personal training, the extra peopling that having Carl here engendered, and Mother's Day when I chased my son away after an hour and a half or so. Schedule quiet days, Barb!
Here's to individual insights that lead to improvements in habits that support health and well-being, right where we are now, coming out of the pandemic slump. Let's implement those improvements this one and only Wednesday, May 11, 2021 we'll ever get. Open the gift that is Today, and Live in it!