We have entered uncertain and unprecedented times. Time has always been a precious and valuable commodity for most of us. Many people have even paid for personal and professional services to help free-up more time and this clearly isn’t a surprise to anyone. Some papers and reports have also published the fact that greater happiness has been achieved through working adults who have invested in time-saving purchases than on material purchases. Yes, we live in a world where we pay for something that should be free. We have lived in a world that has for so long been starved of TIME.
In the current climate, compliments of COVID-19, we have all been blessed with the fortune of additional time for ourselves. Yes, we are RICH!! More time to do the things we love. More time to work. More time to create things. More time to connect and reconnect with those we love (abiding by the rules of social distancing). More time to discover and explore new hobbies and activities. More time to reflect and re-centre. More time to just be…
In a world that is currently fueled with turmoil and fear due to the growing pandemic, it is more important now than ever to stay connected within and manage our (inner and outer) health and wellbeing. And folks, we have all the time in the world to do this, so it’s imperative to take it one step at a time!
Many of us have been given the opportunity to leverage working from home or flexible working arrangements, therefore freeing up more time and space to mindfully tackle those projects we’ve been procrastinating about for yonks. So many of us don’t know what to do with ourselves as we continue to stay safe and stay at home with this newfound wealth of time. Now, as a collective, we also have a chance to think more broadly about the meaning of our homes, our abodes of peace. In the blink of an eye, our world has shrunk to the circumference of a few square metres and that is all we are allowed to acquaint and interact with for the coming months.
Many of you I am sure have probably already spent your pent-up energy on cleaning, cleansing, decluttering and transforming ‘your space’. If you haven’t and you are about to start, take it slow as you have an abundance of time ahead of you to complete this task. Given the current circumstances, we are all going to truly “get stuff done” at home and whether or not we want to or would like to get it done, we’ll be forced to by the sheer boredom that is going to arise.
Now more than ever, it’s important to stay calm and practise mindfulness. Spiritual practices like Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness will aid in your health upkeep and ensure you stay well-balanced. Because after all, a healthy and happy balance is what one aspires to achieve.
So now that we’ve recognised how rich we have truly become in the recent weeks and months, how will you capitalise on your newfound wealth? The current asset that we have should not be under utilised. Time is here to help us to find ourselves again. We are all in this together! Let’s stay connected and help each other along our individual and collective journeys. Welcome HOME!