CORONAVIRUS IS A B**** BUT DON’T LET IT STOP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS FROM HOME. EMBRACE ISOLATION TO THE FULLEST!
We’re currently facing a huge challenge that’s affecting every one of us, some more than others. It’s contagious, easily spreadable and potentially life-threatening. That is Coronavirus. As the famous saying goes, ‘we’re in the same boat’, and at this moment in time, those words couldn’t have slotted in anymore easier.
For big families that live all in the same household, I feel for you. For singletons, old-age pensioners and the disabled, I feel for you too.
People aren’t able to meet up with good friends and loved ones, high street shopping is a big no-no and closed for the health + wellbeing of customers and employees (and quite rightly so), walking into your favourite coffee shop feels somewhat like a long distant memory from the past, interacting with the staff, joking, laughing and putting a smile on each other faces is what many of us including myself are unable to do, live that normality of life (until circumstances change).
I know for a fact how much I miss my social interaction, with it either being someone close to me such as a family member, the people in my hometown of Sleaford, the customers at my workplace that I’ve developed a strong rapport with over the years. It’s pretty obvious by now that all of us are going to lose that face-to-face communication during this unfortunate time.
As we all know, the Government are allowing us to enjoy 1 type of exercise a day, so there’s a slight chance of bumping into someone you know in your friendly neighbourhood (making sure to maintain that 2-metre distance from one another). But still, saying a friendly hello or by sparking up a short but caring conversation might just brighten up someone’s day.
It’s time’s like this how we should appreciate the world wide web, having the ability to message our loved ones, keeping up with the latest coronavirus news within a single tap, and enabling us to continue working from home for those that can (like myself).
Although every single aspect of this virus outbreak may seem negative, it’s wise to point out that while your usual daily routine is damaged from this unfortunate event, we all need to try and focus on the positives. Become productive, channel ‘the inner you’ and embrace the time you have now by reconnecting with those who you’ve lost touch with over the years.
As an example for you to take away and implement your own ideas for future accomplishments in the coming weeks, here’s five I want to smash during the isolation period.
1. Progression: Continuing my workouts in the back garden with weights that were kindly given to me before Lockdown. In fact, working out in the warm, crisp air feels somewhat motivational and refreshing! If you’re struggling to find weights for home use, why not ask your local village/town groups on Facebook (after all, you have nothing to lose).
2. Pet love: Take my two little munchkins out for walks more often. My two cross Chihuahua Jack Russell dog’s would appreciate that their Dad made a bit more of an effort by taking them for long scrolls on a daily basis. The weather has started to look on the brighter side so now’s the time to fully endure the sunshine and fresh air!
3. Focus on health: Eat high-protein based foods to maintain muscle from lean meats, leafy greens and delicious protein shakes (I’m currently obsessed with Bulk Powders Rocky Road flavour). I’ve started to eat colourful vegetables, taking supplements like a quality multivitamin + vitamin c and herbal remedies such as Echinacea drops to prevent the likelihood of colds and flu. Let’s raise the immunity bar!
4. Time on your hands: Complete my do-list of product reviews: I’ve set myself an achievable goal to finish my started pieces for brands and online editorial work. I have all the time in the world right now so let’s make the most of it efficiently. Now that’s what I call positivity!
5. Learn the art of patience: if you’re a creator/writer like myself, it’s important to understand that replies may be slower than usual due to the unfortunate Coronavirus outbreak. Offices are closed until further notice so employees are working from home. Remember, be kind and understanding as they’re still typing away as normal to provide you with answers + support to your enquires.
Final note: like you and me, we all cope and react differently to situations such as the Coronavirus, not everyone is equal. Please keep this in mind before causing an uproar during this epidemic.