Hi lovely friends, I know it has been a while since I hop in here to post something, and if you know me, you'll know how badly I feel for not posting consistently.
I wrote this blog post to share with you my experience with social distance and how it has impacted me as well as what you can do during a time like this to grow your business.
How many of you are practicing social distancing and how many of you are going about with your schedule like you normally would? How serious are you taking this and how has this impacted your business in the last few days/weeks? I know there are tons of questions that I can go on asking, but these are the top questions I see most business owners struggle with during this pandemic.
The Coronavirus is real, and believe it or not, it's not only impacting business owners but EVERYONE. This virus doesn't care about your age, gender, race, or color, if you catch it, you have it! Which is why it should be taken seriously.
Because this is such a serious matter to so many of you including myself, it was hard for me to see many of my fempreneur friends' struggles. Whether it's fear of being afraid of the unknown, overwhelmed with adapting to a new schedule, or confused of what they can do to help or move forward with the current situation, this all leads to feeling uncertainty of what to do next in their business and often leads to anxiety.
Whatever current situation you are facing from wherever you are, just know, everything is FIGUREOUTABLE! I hope you and your loved ones are safe. If you are wondering how I'm doing, my little family and I are doing well. Currently, my daughter's school is closed until further notice, lucky for me, I work from home so this provides the flexibility that we need to watch the kids at home. All of our upcoming activities have been canceled so we will be home-bound for the next 4-6 weeks or until further notice.
Spending more time at home in the last couple of days has really opened my eyes to a lot of things.
I'm grateful to be able to have these extra times with the kids. Last week has been a challenge as we're all trying to adapt to our new schedule, but getting more time with them was also very much needed for me. There were happy moments and at time emotional ones (#MompreneurStruggles), but during these times spent with them it has reminded me why I started my business.
Watching my kids interact with each other and showing their love for one another, I felt so much guilt of wishing I had started my business sooner and it got me teary eyes. I've come so far to forgive myself and let go of the past, yet it was still a touchy subject but that is a story for another day.
Most introverts would be happy to hear of "social distancing", however, I got to admit I was a little sad to hear of this. I have to canceled all my plans with friends and family who I loved and adore so much. Not to mention, after working from home for a few months now can feel a little lonely sometimes.
Do you agree?
What did you do during this "social distance" time that you have?
Below were my top 3 things that I've been practicing during social distancing, they are in no particular order: