20 April 2020
The main positive about the ‘New normal’ is that we all now have plenty of time. Time to try new things. Time to exercise. Time to cook. Time to be ourselves. Time to relax. Time to spend with our loved ones.
The phrases “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy” are no longer a viable excuses. For anything.
I, for one, am loving the fact I have so much more time. Here’s what I’ve been doing with it…
Time to try new things
Now is the time to try new things and to learn new skills. My blog, photography, ocean swims, yoga, even baking. In the coming months I also want to brush up on my Spanish, try mediation on a regular basis and find a new (non-active) hobby.
Time to be active and exercise
I’ve always been an active person with daily exercise a vital part of my routine. Self-isolation and lock down has taken this to another level for me – and I am loving it. Walks, swims, runs, workouts and even yoga are now part of my ‘New normal’.
Time to catch up with loved ones
Although we’re the other side of the world from the family, we do now have more time that ever to speak to them.
We’ve made some incredible friends all over the world during our lives. Now – thanks to technology and time – we’re able to speak to them on a regular basis too.
Time to cook up a storm
One activity we have been doing a lot is cooking. It’s great to have more time to research what we want to eat. As we’re being careful with money, we can eat exceptionally well on a budget. We can also try more intricate dishes as we have time to do so. Stuffed zucchini flowers anyone?
Time to relax
Movies, napping, Playstation, reading, playing cards, leisurely walks. I’ve been enjoying them all thoroughly.
Time to reflect on life
It’s nice to have time to look back at the days, weeks, months and years, that can easily fly by without much thought. I’ve spent lots of time looking back and going through old memories, which makes a nice change from always looking at what is coming next.
Having time helps put things in perspective and has really helped me understand what is important to me. It’s easy to get sucked into the daily grind of ‘living to work’. But so long as we have our health, a roof over our head and our friends and family, life is good.