The Free Time in your Lockdown
Due to a virus, much of the global population is in lockdown. Although the virus is only 120 nm in diameter, it can cause respiratory tract infections ranging from mild to lethal. While scientists worldwide are working to find an antidote, we can do our part by staying home and keeping ourselves and those around us safe. The best solution, for now, is to prevent the spread of the virus by breaking the chain of infection. We must take responsibility for our health and well-being.
What to do in your Free Time?
In these times when many are working from home, there is plenty of time without the hassle of commuting. However, social media can be dull as people have less to share. But, one can browse through pictures of dishes and try out new recipes. 'Made at Home' is the latest trend!
It is essential to prioritize one's health by practicing meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, walking with a mask, and adopting a healthy diet to nourish the body and soul.
Expressing gratitude towards the medical professionals, delivery people, farmers, and all essential service workers who continue to serve our planet while risking their own lives can be grounding. Despite the headlines of death and infection, they continue to help us.
This is also the perfect time to tackle the to-do list that has been ignored for years. "No Time" is no longer an excuse, and if not now, then when?
As for me, I am finishing up my current manuscript and continuing my remote energy healing sessions with clients. I also have a list of books to read, blank canvases to paint on, listen to Vedanta talks, and an online energy medicine course to create.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else." –
Lawrence J. Peter
Having goals is crucial to staying motivated and focused each day.
Without purpose, life can become aimless and unfulfilling. Consider decluttering an area of your home that has been neglected since you moved in as a starting point. Set daily goals by creating a list of things you want to accomplish.
This simple practice can help you stay mindful and focused.
No one has ever become poor by giving. Anne Frank
“At the end it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” Denzel Washington
Numerous non-profit organizations seek donations to assist medical teams with supplies and provide food for the underprivileged. The stay-at-home mandate has affected small businesses, and helping others in need can positively impact us all.
Life is a boomerang. What you give you get. Anonymous
Last but not the least important is Entertainment.
When your mind is aimless and needs Entertainment, Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube can be great companions. It's the perfect opportunity to watch all the movies on your to-watch list.
Entertainment alleviates the fear of life, but art vanquishes the fear of death.
Entertainment is a sacred pursuit when done well. When done well, it raises the quality of human life.
Entertainment is there to improve people's quality of life. After your basic needs, there's entertainment.
Although times may be difficult, humans possess intelligence and can overcome limitations. It is essential to make the most of our time with family and not be sidetracked by the chaos and panic in the world. We must remember that nothing lasts forever, and when this phase ends, we do not want to regret the moments we did not cherish. Therefore, it is best to focus on the present and stay composed.
Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.
― Marcus Aurelius
Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.
– Lao Tzu.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt.
Music to calm those nerves
How are you spending MOST of your time while in lockdown?
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