If you are immunocompromised or immune-deficient and can't go in public right now, you're not alone. As an immune-deficient individual, I've had to avoid going out and nobody really likes having to do that. Coronavirus cases are spiking where I live, in the suburbs of Chicago, and I won't even be making pit stops at Walgreens or the grocery store.
Right now, I'm at incredibly high-risk for contracting the Omicron variant and other illnesses because my immune system isn't at its strongest.
You might or might not have read my last article about prioritizing your wellness when you're not well. For fifteen weeks now, I've been in a battle with long-haul Covid-19 but I'm coming out of it much stronger. My health has gone back to normal functioning and I've been excited about producing all kinds of content again.
Unfortunately, though, I can't get my booster shot yet because of issues concerning my immune system. Until everything is fully resolved there, I'm homebound for a while.
The holidays are here and a lot of you might also be in this same predicament. You want to be with your family and travel. You want to get the heck out of your house and do something enjoyable. In Coronavirus times, not everyone can just go anywhere and do anything.
I may be alone this Christmas and I'm fine with that. There are so many ways to entertain ourselves these days from social media to video games to endless entertainment at our disposal on Hulu and Netflix.
In the past, I used to make such a stink about having the perfect Christmas. But the onset of the pandemic in 2019 and 2020 forced me to enjoy isolation and being alone and not care so much about making everything perfect.
Being on your own this holiday season means you'll have all the power and control you could ask for. You can go for a walk around your neighborhood and look at Christmas lights while sipping hot chocolate. You can curl up on your couch and watch any kind of movie or television show you want with your pet on your lap.
Being alone is invigorating and renewing with no stress or complaints from a nearby peanut gallery holding you back.
Try not to bog yourself down about not having the luxury to travel or spend time with family and friends. Face-time and video calls have been extremely comforting and are fantastic ways to stay in touch with loved ones.
The most important thing you can do, besides indulging in utter laziness, is you can plan out your next moves for the new year. Content creators draft their articles, preplan videos, or whatever they post more than six months in advance. Preplanning eases stress and anxiety and increases motivation.
Entrepreneurs know that visualization is key to success. You can take a moment this season to visualize where you want to be and what you want to be doing in the next year. The holidays are really the only time I'm able to picture what it is I want out of life and get acquainted with my next action steps to ensure everything pans out accordingly.
December is the most important season for entrepreneurs to step up their marketing and content-creating game. Take advantage of the off-season and try doing impactful activities you may have been avoiding.
Try not to allow yourself to get sad or upset about having to spend the holidays alone. Use this alone time to get to know yourself more and what you want out of life. Try doing small things to enjoy the holiday or bigger things such as preplanning the next six to eight months of your professional life. Take advantage of time. Life moves at the speed of light so savor it.