Notes From The Furlough: Day 26

Prior decisions do not imply lifetime commitments.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. The corona virus outbreak has changed the face of daily existence. What once were constants, or a least reasonably certain, no longer are. The food supply is changing; a surplus of toilet paper is now a luxury; finances are shaky; social gatherings in person are a memory. This has been stressful for me, as I am sure it has been for you. I continue to try to hew to my life plans and commitments, but this isn’t always working well. Impediments and shortages make some of my prior routines and choices infeasible.

I’m reminded today that decisions need to flex with circumstances. The concepts sounds obvious, but it is now clear to me that resistance to the alterations in my life landscape has keep me, to some extent, attempting to accomplish what is no longer possible. The idea that I need to reassess and choose anew feels liberating. I can now focus on enhancing the possible and the practical in current circumstances.

How about you? What past decisions and commitments in your life need re-evaluation, to minimize stress and frustration?