Life as We Know It Has Changed – But What About Your Basic Needs? Which Things Do You Still Need in Your Life – to ‘Live’?

2020 has altered everyone’s life in one way or another. Maybe you’ve been laid off or furloughed from work, or you’ve had to relocate, or maybe it’s just been a time of quiet reflection. In spite of all this change, the one constant is that our basic needs as humans haven’t changed. Some of these needs include:

  • A sense of well-being
  • Meaning and purpose
  • A sense of belonging
  • Positive relationships and connections to family and friends
  • A close loving relationship with a companion, partner, or significant other

Maintaining relationships and creating new ones – such as with dating – can prove to be one of the tougher challenges, particularly now, when human interaction is discouraged.

  • You may notice a feeling of loneliness taking over, especially if dating was interrupted by the pandemic, and now you’re wondering how you can begin a new relationship under today’s conditions.
  • Your relationship with your partner or significant other can feel strained, as the effects of this record stressful year have created increased tension for most people.
  • Without going into an office, the connection with your co-workers can dwindle and communication can get lost in a barrage of emails.
  • You may experience a loss of connection to friends and family, as shared moments going out to eat, or to concerts, ballgames, or picnics, can all seem like distant memories. 

It can all feel so heavy. BUT it doesn’t have to!

  • It’s possible to have close relationships and feel connected to the people who are important to you, even during a pandemic.
  • Sure, you may need to pivot and adjust, but with a little extra effort and creativity you can increase your connections, regain purpose and meaning, forge new relationships – and even date!
    • Take time to calm your mind, using mindfulness, meditation, or other healthy techniques.
    • With a calm mind, you achieve a more positive mindset.
    • When you’re more positive, it’s easier to create strategies to improve your sense of well-being, strengthen your connections, build relationships, and satisfy your basic needs.

Want to rediscover the things you need in your life to ‘live’? Then it’s time to contact Marilyn. She specializes in helping people create more satisfaction and fulfillment in their life and career.

Now is the time to make a positive change in your life.

I look forward to working with you on a customized Life and/or Career Coaching Plan to help you define your priorities and set clear goals, with a plan to achieve them.

TO SCHEDULE A 15-MINUTE INTRODUCTORY CALL OR YOUR FULL 45- OR 60-MINUTE VIRTUAL CONSULTATION, CONTACT MARILYN@FETTNERCOUNSELING.COM OR 847-322-8292.