Today I want to share a life lesson. I use it the best I can. Sometimes I fail, but this lesson has helped to keep me and my family whole for at least 10 years. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
Everyone has days where they feel they are being stretched too thin. For Shaun, that is most days.
In the age of the coronavirus pandemic, familial responsibilities have increased drastically. From needing to take care of elderly loved ones most at risk to parents suddenly learning to homeschool their kids, the strain on families in quarantine has not been an easy one to bear.
There is also an increased sense of communal responsibilities. So many people are in need right now due to the unprecedented number of job losses and failed government safety nets, that those in a stable enough position to help others feel the need to do so.
There is also the pressure of social responsibilities. Largely due to quarantine, people have no choice but to face the racist systems that make up the American government, educate themselves on what they can do to change them, and begin fighting for that change. To remain politically unaware, to remain neutral is no longer an option.
In the course of the day, one of your responsibilities will probably go undone. Whether it is a call you must postpone, a school project you just could not get done, or the neglect of your own mental health, one of your responsibilities may be cheated.
In today’s episode, Shaun shares a lesson he’s carried with him for years on how to deal with the increasing responsibilities of everyday life, and the choices we can make to take some of the pressure off from our shoulders.