Let us begin by addressing the elephant in the room! Current times have spawned strains of uncertainty, isolation and confusion. Precaution and prevention are primary during these times, however a degree of uncertainty automatically results in a feeling of loss of control. Because a sense of control is so vital to our health and well-being, these times call for total mindfulness in the way we engage and interact.
Use your downtime to recuperate from all of the noise, activity, and hustle that has worn you out. Whether you decide to meditate, write in a journal, try your hand at home gardening or exercise, allow yourself to be alone with your thoughts and progress towards bettering yourself both mentally and physically. Solitary often gets a bad rep but it is through these solitary pursuits that you learn more about yourself, reflect on your experiences and take better care of yourself.
When you are home, consider it an opportunity to spend some valuable time with your loved ones. Not only does quality time strengthen and build bonds, but it also provides a sense of belonging and security for everyone in the family. Whether it is a family member or your significant other, enjoying activities together helps the outlook towards the future remains more positive. Music and board games are just a few great ways to give everyone a good mental workout and refresh minds in each other’s company.
If you have always been fascinated by home décor, then you could look at your home or personal space as the next project waiting to be worked on. Your time by yourself is great to focus on your interests and an important part of self-development. When we are surrounded by others, we might set our own ideas and passions aside in order to appease the wants and needs of others. This is why personal time gives you a critical opportunity to make creative choices and focus your attention.
If you don’t have a list of goals, this is a good time to start on one. If you’ve got a list of goals, review them. It’s hard to describe the frustration you feel when your professional goals keep falling flat. You could be owning and running your own business. Would you rather be working for a company you love, or could you be independently creating great work that keeps you in high demand? When it comes to setting professional goals, tunnel-vision and short-sightedness are big problems for many and this time is perfect to prioritize your tasks and staying mindful for what you have already achieved.
This is a time to use the internet as it was always meant to be used — to connect with one another, share information and resources, and come up with collective solutions. FaceTime calls, group texts from friends and relatives helps everyone who feel stuck indoors to stave off loneliness. Being friendly with your neighbours allows for spontaneity to engage in relationships and a camaraderie that enriches your life. There’s a sense of community when everyone is friendly with one another, especially during tough times.
Take a warming sip of these drinks and give your immune system a natural boost. These hot drinks will help your body mount its best defence against any bugs or infection.