Covid19 – March 2020


Whether you’re now working from home everyday, or whether work is just out of the question for you, most people suddenly have more time on their hands than usual. I bet at some point you’ve complained that you just don’t have the time to do all the things you want or need to do?! Well now is your chance. What if our current dire situation also presents opportunity? Is there perhaps some small opportunity for you amongst all the mayhem? I’ve been self-employed for years, and much of my work for the foreseeable future has been cancelled. I’ve been trying to reframe the situation for myself, to help me and my family to cope and accept the situation as it is. Staying well is the most important thing, everything else comes after that. Could it help to see each day as a new opportunity? Opportunity to switch focus to relationships and family. Opportunity to take some quiet time, to slow down. To do some of the good stuff like reading, baking, gardening, playing board games. I’ve brainstormed some things I’d like to get done around the house but am usually too busy to do. I’ve also experimented with taking my watch off and switching off my phone, doing a mini digital detox. What about you? What is on your ideas list? How can you add value to this extra time?