Why This is the Time to Level Up

During this period of extreme uncertainty, it can be difficult to find the motivation to get out of bed in the mornings.

This is the exact right time to level up.


The world is never going to go back to the way it was.

Nothing will be returning back to status quo and that is amazing.

This is a great opportunity to be on the cusp of new emerging trends and be one of the creative, ambitious and forward-thinking leaders of tomorrow.

You can help lead your colleagues, friends, family and self into a new world by seeing this time as a precious opportunity.

When you think about your job and how you are currently working versus how you use to work, what does the ideal future look like?

Where are you wasting time?

Are you spending too much time on social media? Too much time in front of the television? Too much time in bed?

It is time to make your time meaningful.

Start each day off on the right track.

How are you socializing and making positive connections with others?

Start acting like the person you want to live with. Stop telling people what you want to see from them and show them positive behaviours to mimic instead.

Think about who you do not miss seeing and speaking to every day or on a regular basis.

Plan at least one virtual social get together a week.

How are you taking care of yourself? How are you not taking care of yourself?

Instead of promising to be perfect tomorrow, or vowing to make next week the week, you become your best self, try to integrate small changes into each day, starting today.

Take a good look at your finances, past, present and (plan for the) future.

The most important area to level up in is your mind. What are your negative thought patterns? What is the self-imposed prison you live in?

By replacing negative thoughts and opinions about ourselves with positive ones, everything else you hope to accomplish with be infinitely easier to do.

Who knows if this will last another week, month or year, but all I can say is regardless of the length of time, it is the quality of the minutes which matter.

We can either hide away and blame this virus for why we are not successful, our best selves or unhappy or we can find the value in this challenging situation, learn from it and challenge ourselves to be better with every new day we are lucky enough to be living.

I write about issues that are near and dear to my heart, with the hope that my stories, experiences, and struggles may empower others: amanlitt.ca

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