Updated: May 17
Being isolated at home is difficult. What with having too much time on hand.
Hi and welcome to Action-Ables. If you’re a new listener, my name’s Paden. I’m a performance life coach and CEO of Up It. If you’re a returning listener, welcome back, I appreciate you tuning in.
Since we’re going through this COVID 19 situation, and are isolated at home. Let’s talk about the irony.
Before the outbreak, for most of us it felt like there was too little time and now, being home it feels like there’s just too much of it. How do we deal with this situation?
How do you wrap your mind around being at home constantly. Without going nuts? It’s important to have our wits about ourself. Being cut off from our normal routine, friends, colleagues can be extremely difficult.
Let’s start with recognising the situation that we are in. Yes, we’re in the middle of a huge global crisis, and the problem of having too much time on our hand can be a challenge in itself. Because it can cause you to overthink and even cause anxiety in some people. It may also cause more conflicts with family members because frankly, we’re not used to having each other in our faces all the time, right.
So, what can you do with the time that you have to spend at home. There are several things you can do.
First off, how about getting intentional about how you want to spend this time. Instead of getting stressed and negative about how you miss your office, your friends it’s making a small mindset change such as ‘I need to be home, I might as well make the most of it. So rather than feeling like you’re forced to stay at home, what if you looked at as an opportunity and asked yourself what you’d like to do most with your time.
Is there a particular activity, hobby that you’ve been meaning to do? Now’s the perfect time to get started. Is it a new language, instrument, skill that you’ve always wanted to learn. And now you also don’t have an excuse of not having enough time! So treat this as a time you can use to do the things you’ve always wanted to do.
Keeping yourself occupied with things to do will not only keep you away from feeling stressed, but it can also lead to less tension with other family members.
Second, thing you can consider doing is hanging out with a friend online.
Schedule a video call with a friend and just connect. While social distancing, some people may feel emotionally disconnected from their friends and loved ones. So, it needs an initiative on both ends to stay connected and video calls are a huge blessing!
Third thing, you can do is think about your goals! What you’ve always wanted to do. Think of those immediate things you want to do once it’s safe to go out and also about the long term goals you want to achieve.
In addition to these three things, here’s something you can do.
I call it the 14 day starting ritual. For the next two weeks while you’re at home, think of starting one thing, it can be anything that’ll bring you joy and happiness. Right now, you have the time to do it. What can it be and how you can do this for the next 14 days at the same time every day. Doing it at the same time for the next 14 days is key!
So, hopefully, at the end of a 14 days of quarantine, you won’t just have started doing a thing you enjoy consistently, but hey it’s also a great way start to a new habit!
I hope this helps you. I’m wishing each and everyone of you love and strength as we brave these challenging times.
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I’ll be back next Thursday till then remember “What you want matters and it’s up to you to make it happen”