With all the doom and gloom projected through our screens, I thought I’d write something on the best ways of making the most of your time.
It’s so easy to focus on the negatives and allow the media to influence your perception of the world. Being positive is easy when everything is going well, it’s hard when things aren’t.
For the first time, the whole world is in the same boat. It’s time like this that show us that we’re all human, all equal and all have a common purpose in trying to live our lives.
Gain some perspective
You’ve been told to stay at home to protect yours and others loved ones, not fight a war. Think of what you can do with your time at home.
Taking a month off of your daily routines may seem like a lot whilst you’re going through it, but in the grand scheme of things; it doesn’t matter.
If you have a family, think of what it will mean to your kids to have quality time with their parents. The memories it will make for them, the closeness you’ll feel as a family unit.
Depending on where you are will dictate your circumstances. But, if you’re in the UK then I would say you’re pretty darn lucky to have infrastructure and a government that will do what it can to support you.
Look at the opportunities
What opportunities are there for you? Needed time? Now you have it. Write that book, begin that course, do that DIY, plan ahead, think about what you’re going to do when this is over.
You’ll be surprised what opportunities are available when you look for them.
The world may be a changed place after this, so you either try and get ahead of the curve or slump behind.
Sleep is one of the most important factors in our lives, that is often disregarded to allow for more time to work. Now, with no commute, you can use that time to get that sleep you always complain about.
Use the time to recover, heal up and appreciate it whilst you can!
You don’t have to meditate for hours on end, trying to levitate yourself to monk-level peacefulness. But, you can take time each day to switch off, think, destress and find some peace.
If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of inner-city life, I’m sure you’ll appreciate being separated from mass crowds and rushing to get everywhere.
Let your body and mind heal. In 20 years’, time you won’t be looking back and saying, “there was this one time I had a month off”.
Can’t cook? What better time is there to learn. Always wanted to learn a language? Then start. You have an abundance of resources at your disposal, most of them are free.
No one expected this to happen. No one wanted this to happen. But here we are, and you need to ask yourself what is it that you’re going to do.
You can come out of this situation as a better version of yourself than you went in.
Or you can come out having made no use of your time.
You will most likely, never get this opportunity again to have this time at home. Instead of feeling castrated by the lockdown, feel empowered by it. Grind on yourself, your mindset and your goals.
4 months ago, we was all worried about Brexit and parliamentary elections. Both had divided us from each other, and from Europe.
The UK was more disjointed than ever before in recent history, until now.
But now, instead of arguing and debating, people and companies are uniting and helping each other.
It’s time like this that demonstrates what really matters.
6 months from now, we could all be in a better place; as individuals and as a community.