Learn how to be flexible and adapt to new situations.
Learn how your skills and talents can benefit others.
Learn how communities can be stronger than individuals.
Learn to be gracefully uncomfortable.
Learn more about who you are, and how to best take care of yourself.
Self-improvement doesn’t have to be about changing who you are, it can be about being who you are.
Give yourself (and those you live with) permission to be who they are during his time. Releasing everyone from defined roles – parent, partner, employee, son/daughter, athlete or student – makes room for the unique human who was brought into this world for no other purpose than being who they authentically are.
You can still run a 10k, learn to meditate, start journaling or study Spanish. Absolutely do these if they bring you closer to yourself, but don’t do them because you feel pressured to “make good use of this time.” Also binge-watch Harry Potter movies with your kids. Take naps. Take a break. Eat for joy and without judgment. Go to bed early. Stay up late. Learn what you need by listening to yourself without familiar distractions.