WASHINGTON– It is 9:30 p.m. and all four of
us are depending on bed, each with a phone playing video games or viewing TikTok. For one moment, I lifted my head and also checked out, all of a sudden understanding just how 2020 has so extensively altered our lives.
In our house, screen time was limited to an hour a day and also was not enabled at night.But after virtually a year of lockdown and also children not going to college, the pandemic has actually left me so literally and also emotionally tired that all pre-COVID disciplines have actually been tossed out of the window.These past 12 months have actually transformed me from a globe-trotting business owner to a homeowner struggling to squeeze in time for work.< div course ="short article __ photo short article __ photo-- lightbox short article __ picture-- inline"data-trackable="image-inline" > A traveler takes a picture of the Christmas tree at Union Station in Washington on Dec. 23, 2020. © Reuters While some elements of this previous year felt as vicious as this video game, it was also as enlightening. I procrastinate even more than ever in the past
, not able to utilize the complimentary time I have to review or write.Even the quality time I have with my family members has come to be more difficult to take care of.