Marietta, GA – While Bryan is away, today’s article is written by a special contributor, Kasey Eister.
Perspective: a mental view or prospect to gain a broader perspective on the international scene (Merriam-Webster)
As the months go on and the world continues with the ramifications of a worldwide pandemic, people begin to settle into a normalcy with what has and is happening. We can wear masks, wash our hands, and social distance, but in the larger picture we must still wait out the virus. I have heard and seen countless individuals complain about the “new normal”, how this pandemic has destroyed all they have known. Yes, things are different, but does different always mean something bad? COVID-19 is bad, definitely, but what is has done to our world as we know it is not all evil.
Before the pandemic, our countries, cities, people, were known to never stop. We always had somewhere to be and something to do. All that was forced to a standstill when the virus went worldwide. Families are now spending more time together; nature is able to breathe from the lack of emissions with people having nowhere to go. Now, as some of the restrictions pertaining to the virus are lifting in certain areas, I urge people to remember what we have learned. Slow down. Breathe. Instead of seeing all that has gone wrong from your known life before COVID-19, see instead what you can learn from it instead. I hope for businesses to bring a better work-life balance into practice and for everyone to remember that all work is not always the answer.
Changing perspective can be difficult, but all it takes is a single thought that is expounded upon and put into practice.
Remember to slow down and breathe.