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As things change in our world, we look back at the way things used to be. The consumerism and the fast paced lives we had, before Covid 19. Going about our daily life rushing around, eating, drinking, buying, and consuming everything we could find. Buying things, and when they break, we throw them away and get a new one. What for? Because we can!

With online shopping and fast deliveries, we can have anything we want delivered right to our door anytime we want. Seems pretty cool, but is it sustainable? We all want nice things, but at what cost? We buy, we consume, we throw away. What effect does this have on our planet, and us, as humans? We became a money and power driven disposable society. We were so connected, so we thought.

Then came Covid 19 and the whole world went on lockdown. Something changed at that moment. It was as though the world stopped and took a breather. Could it be that the planet is telling us something? We all have our own theory as to what we believe about Covid 19. Could this be a wake up call to us humans? Fast forward a few months, things are starting to open up and go back to the new normal. The old normal has come and gone forever.

We have become disconnected from the very connection that we need as humans. Did you know that connection is a basic human need? With all this going on, how is this going to affect our mental health? No more hugging, or touching in close proximity to each other, social distancing, wearing masks to cover our faces, and working from home. Self isolation has become the new normal. Many businesses have closed their doors for good, and others that are still in business, have had to make huge changes to stay afloat, either downsizing, laying people off, or work sharing hours. Talk about a radical change.

In this new normal, one thing that is being noticed, is that people are realizing that they really didn’t need all that “stuff”. More people everywhere are becoming more focused on others. The things they buy are really just “wants”, more so than “needs”. People are turning their attention on helping others in need, which is the way it should be. We are all in this together. No one is better than the other. We are all equal.

We are seeing people spending more time with family, shopping local, and grow more of their own food these days. Helping out the local farmers and our economy as well. Some are realizing that they don’t have to work and live in a city, and are moving to more rural areas. Some are even leaving their hectic jobs for a more simple life since they can pretty much work from wherever they want, do to having the internet everywhere.

It certainly leaves one with a whole new perspective on life thats for sure. It opens up the possibilities that just maybe life isn’t all about power and money. Maybe it’s about being conscious about what the world needs, enjoying family, and helping your fellow man when they are in need and doing what you love. Be a mentor, teach, learn, and discover yourself and all that you are capable of doing. Because, we are all only limited by our beliefs.

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Dana G. Smith, CC

Dana G Smith CC is a Certified Relationship Coach/Consultant and co-creator of The Mindful Trucker Institute, helping companies and professional drivers with better Health, Safety, and Wellness.