Mindsets can be your greatest distraction.
Today I got my lashes done after months of quarantine and going without. A friend introduced me to magnetic lashes—and what a great back up they were, especially after the sudden closure and my lack of planning.
When I first arrived, the staff member had me put on a mask, escorted me to the bathroom, and watched me properly wash my hands and face. She then handed me a clean paper tower and escorted me to the room. I was taken aback by these new measures and was concerned I would no longer enjoy the experience.
To my surprise, I found I enjoyed the new style of pampering at the salon, and part of me loved the extra attention, their care for me, and the extra measures for cleanliness. It all made me feel less like cattle being shuffled through the process. In fact, part of me even enjoyed wearing a mask, because I didn’t have to talk… LOL.
Then, suddenly, I found myself wanting to talk, but with a mask, words and intent are not understandable. It’s been a while since my training in the early days, and I had forgottenhow important reading lips and facial expressions are in communication. So, instead of talking, I just laid there thinking.
This new normal is going to require a drastic shift in my mindset. After almost six decades on this earth, I see changes in our society that will require us to not only adjust our mindsets, but also learn to manage silly distractions. I say silly because I have noticed that the Coronavirus debacle has deposited fear in so many people, and this fear is influencing our decisions and outlook on life.
Regardless of your position on this situation, remember that you are what’s important. I was sharing this thought with my favorite cousin in Washington D.C. last night, and we decided we are going to quit operating in fear and instead make rational decisions based on our feminine intuition. My son calls it following your peace. Gavin de Becker calls it trusting your gut and using fear as a weapon.
Don’t worry so much about hurting other people’s feelings. Adapt to your surroundings, make the best of every situation, and don’t start your day with a negative attitude. Stay positive, and keep your eyes on the bigger picture.