I read an article on the BBC website called Coronavirus: Eight things that have kept us going in lockdown. You may be interested to know what they were, so let me briefly summarise with some examples:
* socialising virtually (47% of people admit they are on social media more now than before the lockdown),
* watching films (by approx. 5hrs more a week!)
* spending more time with people we live with and helping neighbours,
* exercising (about 52% of us believe that exercising outside aids with mental health),
* cooking, gardening, reading,
* doing DYI, spending more on home comforts, and one in 10 of us are learning new things.
That sounds great, inspiring and really positive, doesn’t it? And the most interesting sentence I read just at the end of the article was:
“YouGov polling suggests fewer than one in 10 people (9%) actually want life to return to ‘normal’ after the coronavirus outbreak is over.”
Wow, that’s a big one, isn’t it? I’m curious what you guys think about it!
Many people catch-up with their housework, refurbish their houses, learn new things or spend more time on things they love. Yet many seem to feel that admitting that the temporary lockdown may be a good thing is somehow not right or moral. There are so many people suffering and dying, so many of us feel it isn’t right to be happy at this time.
I believe we should count our blessings and live in the present moment, and if we can be happy then that is definitely good and the right thing to be. The world has countless problems. We can’t be depressed because the world is suffering. We should try to turn some bad into good if we can and use this time well. There is already so much negative thinking and coverage in the media.
Being happy that we are healthy and have more time for our family and catching up with things or learning new things is not just beneficial, but amazing, don’t you think? Whatever we feel about it, whether we feel confused, scared, depressed or relieved, let’s try to make the most of this unusual time as the likelihood it will repeat is very small. Let’s use this as an opportunity.
LET’S BE THE ENERGY WE WANT TO ATTRACT!