“Nature is at work. You live in a country that does not allow people to take time for themselves. This is a moment of forceful rest” -My Mother
Life tends to surprise us and we must learn to adjust. For the month of March I planned on sharing my favorite Spring 2020 trends but that did not feel right to me at the moment. As we know, on this blog we discuss all topics. Rather than discussing spring trends as planned, I will be sharing some positive outlook during this time.
Most of us are currently stuck at home for the next few weeks. I have been seeing many complaints, people losing their wits about the thought of being home for an extended period of time and people who are unsure about how to go about this. How have I been looking at this? As a blessing in disguise!
I say this because we live in a society that is constantly on the go…EVERYDAY. We are constantly busy and feel like we have no time for ourselves. Many of us complain that we cannot do certain things due to time. We also tend to push the minor things that bring us joy to the side due to life’s responsibilities. Hence why I say that this situation that we are currently in is a blessing in disguise.
When was the last time you had the chance to eat dinner with your family, around the dinner table, not feeling rushed or not for a holiday? When was the last time you felt you had a day to yourself that you could plan anything you’d like without feeling rushed to go off and accomplish a chore? When was the last time you felt you had time to rest without feeling guilty about your to do list? When was the last time you felt you had time to casually partake in your hobbies? The list can go on and on because if we remain honest with ourselves, on a daily basis we do not tend to focus on doing the small things that makes us happy.
Therefore, I say during this time of social distancing it is the perfect time to reconnect with your family. That at home spa day you’ve been wanting to do without feeling rushed, this is the time. The extended 14 hours of sleep you feel that you need, take advantage of this time. Those hobbies you’ve been wishing you had time for, pick them up and see how you feel. The little things that you know will make you happy if you had the chance to do on a daily basis, do them now because guess what? You have nowhere to be!
To help give some positive ideas, here are a few things that I have planned for the next few weeks:
- One of my goals for 2020 was to read a book per month with a stretch goal of 2 books per month. I decided for this time period to extend my goal to 3 books since I have extra time.
- I love to write but I never take the time to sit and simply write (besides my blog posts). To get myself to possibly do this now that time is not a battle, I purchased a new journal. That is such a minor activity that could become an easy, quick addition to my morning routine.
- Once upon a time I loved drawing, sketching, painting, even coloring. These are things I truly believe will still make me happy. So, I will be dedicating some time to those activities.
- Couples!!! You don’t want to fall into a slump during this time either. Now that our routines have been shaken, we cannot allow ourselves over all to lose track of certain things. Create your date nights while home. Yes, you may be home together more than often right now but take the time to still make it special. Are your date nights usually out for dinner? Create a restaurant dinner environment at home. Maybe you’re a grab some drinks at the bar couple? Make those delicious cocktails at home! An activity couple? How about an at home version of sip & paint?
So everyone, yes, right now may feel troubling as there are so many unknowns but do not sink into the negative parts of it all. If you focus on the positive, this could be a great time to do some truly joyful activities. As I said; a blessing in disguise!
Bisous Bisous, Eisha