From starting WFH habits to trying your hand at a fresh hobby, many of us have tried new things—whether we wanted to or not—over the last 10 months. Some enjoy trying new things more than others. Research shows it helps us, though, in myriad ways.
It can literally build brain cells and empower our mind to fire on all cylinders. It gets our creative juices flowing. It makes us happy, excited, and fulfilled.
Maybe you were forced to take something that used to be in-person to virtual: hosting a professional event for work, reconvening a book club, or staying social with a wine tasting class for your friends.
Maybe you have children working alongside you at home for the first time, due to fully remote virtual/distance learning, hybrid models, or true homeschooling.
Professionally, I executed several major events virtually last spring and then left my job to launch my own business. I landed each of my present clients thanks to virtual meetings, LinkedIn, and referrals.
Personally, I prioritized mindfulness, including practicing yoga again regularly (despite it being more challenging than in-studio practice with two little ones and a dog nearby) and embracing meditation. I did it partly for myself and partly for my five-year-old son, as we are on a homeschool journey together.
What are your greatest “taking it virtual” successes?