10 Things I’ve Learned During Quarantine

by LaShanda Pitts
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In the words of Kevin Hart:  You gon’ learn today!

Sitting still will force you learn some things about yourself and the world around you whether you like it or not.  Here are 10 things I’ve learned (or was reminded of) during quarantine:

  1. Saying “well, it’s just $10” when you’re spending money doesn’t serve you.  Each $10 spent adds up over time; think about it, saying it and spending it 10 times = $100, right?  Spend wisely.  Change the voice in your head that keeps telling you “well, it’s just …”  Stop talking yourself into doing things that prevent you from reaching your goals.
  2. If we ever have another pandemic/quarantine in my lifetime (which I hope we don’t), sweatpants/pajamas/elastic waist pants won’t be my “stay in place” wardrobe – it’ll be jeans.  Jeans have a way of reminding you that you’re gaining weight – that waistband will tell you the truth every time, won’t it?  Elastic waistbands tell you “go ahead, have another cookie, there’s plenty of room!”
  3.  GEICO can save you money on insurance.  (Goodbye Flo!  Hello, lizard!)
  4. Perspective is everything.  It’s all in how you view things that make a difference.
  5. Learn/do something new! Plus, continue to cultivate your relationship with things, activities and people that expand your world and lift you up.
  6. Let go of the misconception that you have control of things (this was a reminder).
  7. Zoom meetings/happy hours/classes are really so awesome! But in-person is always so much better…
  8. If your rice comes out soggy, put it in the oven at 350 degrees and check it every 5 minutes.  It’ll come out perfect! Or at least it did for me…
  9. I LOVE working from home!
  10. Just as with everything else, it’s all going to be okay in the end.  If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

Well, there it is!  And I’m nosy, so I’d love to hear what you’ve learned during your time at home during Covid 19 – tell me about it in the comments!

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