Collaborative Post¦ There’s one thing that many of us learned from the lockdown – life is fleeting, so it’s best to make the most of it while you can. This might sound like a dour note, but really, it can help wake you up to the beauty around you and the benefit that you see from everything you do. This can help you trim your life of the fat that it might accumulate from time to time, and it may even help you focus on moving forward with confidence and becoming a more developed person, willing to risk your comfort for progress.
But what does that mean? Well, it means that now that the lockdown is lifted, the chance to go out and do things is becoming more the norm. This means that revivifying your life anew and trying to enjoy a few practices that you may not have tried for a while can be truly riveting, and give you a new lease of life. Even if you have responsibilities, you may find time for the following experiences:
Challenge Yourself With A New Experience
Challenging yourself with a new experience can be really quite engaging and stimulating if you do it right. For instance, why not try a new hobby and practice that you’ve never thought of doing before? It might be, for instance, that taking dance lessons, while seemingly ‘not you’ at first, could really help you come out of your shell and help improve your confidence through and through. There’s no shame in wanting to try and hoping to get better at something, even the masters had to start somewhere. A little modesty and the willingness to try can take you a long way, and more importantly, it will nourish your soul. That’s just what you need after a year of lockdown.
Meet New People
Meeting new people is essential from time to time. That doesn’t mean you have to artificially force people to be your friend or feel that you’ve not made any progress if you haven’t achieved ‘this many’ new connections by the end of the week. But putting yourself in situations where meeting new people is a possibility can be healthy. For instance, you might find it worthwhile to join a local hiking club and strike up a conversation with the people there while your children are at school. This can help you feel a little more able to connect outside of your usual comfort zone.
Put Yourself Out There Professionally
Not everyone’s career faired as well as everyone elses’ during lockdown. It’s okay to admit that you may have taken a hit and that you’re not sure where to go next. It can be a good time to reassert yourself professionally if necessary, then, such as by redoing your CV, applying for roles, or simply considering starting running your own business online once more. Little efforts like that can make a tremendous difference in how you regard your professional sense, even if you take it step by step and nothing else.
With this in mind, we’re sure you can redefine life anew even after a tough lockdown.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.