Almost three months since the introduction of lockdown, the impact of the pandemic on all of our lives has been profound.
Forced to take a step back from the relentless pace of normal life, people across Northern Ireland and around the world have been re-evaluating their priorities.
Sisters Angela Hunter and Katie Stevenson have been doing exactly that.
"Lockdown has given us time to press pause and focus," says Katie (29).
"It's been so difficult in so many ways, but it feels like a bit of a meant-to-be moment, too.
"It's a time we'd never have made for ourselves under normal circumstances... we know we're not alone in our experience of it.
"People have had time to think away from the usual rush and a lot of them want to make changes, like we do."
Along with sister Angela (39), Katie this month launched the new venture Soul Sisters Mindset Coaching to help clients work effectively towards their dreams - something both women have already accomplished in their separate journeys.
As well as a successful beauty business, Katie runs a popular online baby boutique, with her ethically made designs snapped up by everyone from reality TV star Sam Faiers to Instagram icon Mrs Hinch.
Angela, meanwhile, runs her own PR company, Birdsong Communications, and award-winning aesthetics and beauty clinic Cinch Clinic in Holywood.
"Setting goals is vital," says Angela, who lives in Holywood with her husband Simon, a journalist, and children Matthew (9) and six-year-old Heidi. "When I started out on my own in business 10 years ago, I was terrified.
"I'd left a secure job in a PR company without a single client, but one of the first things I did was buy myself a notebook. In there I wrote down a list of goals I wanted to achieve.
"I set a goal for how much I wanted to earn every month and I said I wanted to win an industry award in my first year.
"I knew it was ambitious, but I figured out the steps I needed to take to get there and I followed through with it.
"I reached my earnings goal, because I worked until I got there, and a year later, when my name was called at an awards ceremony, I think I actually screamed.
"It was almost unbelievable that I'd done it, but it proved to me that if you're clear in what you're aiming for and you figure out what you need to do to get it, you can achieve anything.
"It gave me a lot of confidence and made me realise that in a tough industry I was worthy to be there. Making changes is scary, but being scared is no reason not to do something."
It wasn't just in her professional life that Angela set out - and hit - specific targets.
"I made major changes to my life after becoming a mum for the first time," she says.
"When I got pregnant, I thought I'd be back at work after four months, but when my son was born in 2010, I realised I didn't want that hectic work life again. That's when I went out on my own and started setting goals that would help me achieve the life I wanted.
"I set a goal for a second baby and I wrote the dream date down as July 8, 2013. Heidi was born on July 3, 2013. I'd wanted a little girl, although I wouldn't say my notebook actually had any control over that."
While Angela's move into running her own business came after becoming a mum, her sister's decision to pursue her dreams followed life-changing surgery.
"I have scoliosis," explains Katie, who lives in Donaghadee. "I launched a beauty business with my friend straight after my degree and I loved it.
"I loved helping people feel good about themselves and got so much out of it when they left the salon feeling happy. But after six years of being on my feet, it was taking a physical toll."
In 2016, Katie had extensive surgery on her back to correct a 65-degree curvature of her spine.
"I was in London for two weeks for the surgery and after that I spent eight weeks at home," she recalls. "It was like my own private lockdown back then and I had a lot of time to think. It was almost as if I had an epiphany and I felt very strongly like I was being called to go on another path.
"I loved the work I'd been doing, I loved the salon and the business side of my work, but when I was lying there in bed for weeks on end, I just knew there was something else for me to do."
Six months after her operation, Katie travelled across the world to Perth, Australia, and to Bali.
"When I was in Bali, I went to a holistic retreat," she says. "There was a big focus on self-healing and energy work and I just knew there was something else and another way I could work to help people."
Since then, alongside launching her online brand, Beaux Baby Boutique, Katie, along with her sister, has been researching personal development and dreaming of launching a business in the sector.
"Everyone has so much potential, but so many of us just fail to really tap into it," she says.
"We're stuck on this hamster wheel, this Groundhog Day where we get caught up in everything we have to do that day, straight away.
"People get to the end of their lives and look back on the things they wish they'd done. That's a real pity, I think. What we want to do is help people find their true calling and become the person they were truly meant to be."
Angela agrees. "So many people are stuck in a rut and it's easy for that to happen - we've all been there," she says.
"It's so easy to get worried and distracted by the everyday stuff, but the things you really want won't happen by magic.
"You've got to put the steps in place to get there - and you've got to put the work in."
With their first course, Finding Your Soul's Purpose & Attracting Abundance, now available online, the sisters are crossing their fingers their latest venture works out.
"Lockdown has been really hard for us," says Angela. "We've felt flat and anxious at different points because it's been such an uncertain time.
"But it's given us this moment to turn our attention to this project, something we've been talking about for years, and we know there are loads of people out there who've had this time to think as well.
"It's not just about business, though. It's about anyone who has something they want to achieve but just hasn't got around to it yet.
"It's for the person who wants to write a book, who wants a new relationship or to start going to the gym.
"It's for that person who wants to start a new hobby or even a new business, or for the business owner who wants to move their organisation on to the next level. The steps and the principles are the same. What we want to share is a way to get there."
As well as setting goals, another focus for the sisters is the idea of gratitude.
"I think when I had my surgery I re-evaluated everything," says Katie. "I had to learn to walk again and it made me very grateful.
"Every day I write down 10 things I'm grateful for because that experience made me just so happy to be alive and to have come through it.
"I'm thankful to open my eyes in the morning, for the fresh air and for my little dog, Mabel. Mental health is such a big thing in Northern Ireland that learning these skills about gratitude and focusing on specific goals, however big or small they might seem, can be a huge boost."
With restrictions likely to continue for some time in the fight against coronavirus - and the severity of the fallout on the economy still unclear - Angela believes focusing positively on the future is a must.
"A lot of businesses have pressed pause for the last few months," she says. "That's a really worrying thing, but we've tried our best to focus on what's coming next, which has been really helpful.
"Looking towards this new venture, which we really hope will help other people look at what they want to achieve when this is all over too, has become our raison d'etre. We're doing our very best to practise what we preach. Despite the nerves we have about putting ourselves out there with a new project in such difficult times, we hope it will help other people work out their next moves.
"Every day we send a text to say what we're grateful for and we've turned our focus to our work. It's been helpful for our mental health and in so many other ways - and we hope what we're doing will help other people too.
"Everyone has an incredible amount of potential lying dormant. We want to help people recognise and develop what they have."
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