Up until a few weeks ago, the one thing I heard the most in my daily life (from friends, family and strangers in the supermarket) is that “I don’t have enough time”.
How things have changed. I like the saying ‘we got nothing but time’ (thank you Culture Club). It couldn’t be more appropriate now in our world of self-isolation.
I don’t know about you but as we all find ourselves with a bit more time nowadays, I have found myself doing things that I had never really contemplated (ever!)
My weeks have been filled with activities that I would never have thought in a million years I would be doing, so I thought I would share a few of them with you.
- I have painted my window sills, window frames and front fence (I have in the process pulled a muscle in my trapezius, not so comfortable)
- I have learnt how to use power tools
- Filed away all those recipes that I had ripped out of magazines for years
- I have learnt how to use Zoom (and it’s a great way to enjoy socially distant Friday drinks with friends!)
- Cleaned out my garden shed (and found 50 pairs of old gardening gloves)
- Started to watch the Marvel movies in the correct order (I had in fact only seen a few and had no idea what was going on)
- Filed all my household bills, invoices, receipts etc. from 2019 (now starting on 2020)
- Started watching live streams of penguins getting up to mischief at the zoo
- Dragged out all the old jigsaw puzzles and games (that had 2 cms of dust on them)
- Created my own yoga classes at home
- Re-potted plants
I am sure that this list will grow in the next few months as we all redefine our lives and adapt to change.
I for one am enjoying the opportunity to slow down and spend time with my family, my furry friends and taking advantage of having that forgotten commodity we call time.