Social distancing. Self-quarantine. Flatten the curve. These and so many other words and phrases have poked their heads out from the ground in this spring of the Covid-19 pandemic. (There’s another one).
Undoubtedly, your world has changed. And as you linger into your first months of this new reality, you have an opportunity. It is the opportunity to prepare to make life better – more streamlined – on the other side of these strange days. My neighbor called it “testing the system.”
That new “system” or life comes from a series of questions that you can ask in your personal life, your business, or your ministry/non-profit.
- What were you doing before that you can now see is broken or non-essential? Should you fix it, tweak it, or dump it?
- What were you doing before that worked for you? How do you enhance it?
- What is new for you now that you want to keep doing when this is over? How do you set up systems to keep it going?
Be proactive. Start journaling your insights. Maybe involved your family and friends in the process – from a distance, of course, and ask the Lord to show you his priorities.