Dear Me in the year 1 BC (Before Covid)
Life is about to change, and I want to give you the heads-up! All the plans that you are making for 2020……chuck them out the window.
First of all, get used to the phrase ‘The New Normal’ you are going to hear that A LOT over the coming months, and I don’t know any more at which point it stops being ‘New’. It definitely doesn’t feel Normal.
You’re gonna want to avoid the News; it is about to become depressing, and won’t do anything to allay the stress in what is about to be a very difficult time for everyone. Instead find Good News stories that celebrate people, and lift your spirits!
You will be spending more time with your kids – It’s amazing to see how much they value the time you spend with them, even though we are overdosing on each other at the moment, they still adore every second….and let’s face it, they won’t voluntarily do this for long! While I think of it, send them to their Grandparents for the month of January and tell them to stock up on hugs!
Disney Plus is about to become a big part of your life….bet you don’t think you would work your way through 22 Marvel Movies in 3 weeks!!
Also – you are not so bad at baking apparently! All you needed was time and extreme boredom!
You are going to have the time to appreciate what you have. All the materialistic things that are on your wish list actually aren’t as essential as you might think. You will discover that it’s the personal touches that matter – and they are what you will miss the most when they are gone! (I miss hugs)
Please remember to have patience with people, we all have our own crap to deal with, and everyone will go through this together! Don’t criticise….support!
Keep in touch with friends – they will virtually keep you sane over the next few months.
Chuck out the weighing scales……it is just going to be the bearer of bad news for the next few months!
The following is a list of things you should Invest in…….apparently: Zoom; Toilet Rolls; Eggs; Flour; Beer; Wine; Coffee; Online Quiz Apps; A Good Desk Chair, Jigsaw Puzzles, Hair Clippers.
Enjoy January, it is going to be the best month of the year..….I know right?
You in the year 1 BC (Beyond Covid)…….oh – I might have to think that through 😉
Arthur McGauran, CITP
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