Your home used to be a bit like your comfort zone. A place to relax and chill and take a breather. No big demands. No challenges. No uncertainty. Everything is safe and familiar. All in all, a very cosy space to be. You just put your feet up and recharge your batteries. AHHH….
Well…. It used to be like that. Didn’t it?
If I have to take an educated guess, being in lockdown for well over a month now has somewhat changed your perspective?
Has it become a wee bit boring? Trapped in the same old routines and doing the same old stuff day in day out?
The more time you spend trapped in your comfort zone, the more your world shrinks. It becomes smaller and smaller. You know now what that feels like, being somewhat trapped in your own house. No place for you to really go to. Well, apart from your daily outdoor exercise and stroll in the garden if you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor space.
As an individual we have to become weary of giving in to comfort. Because as you might have experienced over the last few weeks, it’s a nice space to reside at first. But in the long it becomes the exact opposite. A space to dread. A space that is a bit meh. A place that looks same-ish. A space that lacks direction, energy and vitality. It’s not nice being somewhat stuck, is it?
From stuck to frustration and anger
And that’s just how it starts. Soon after boredom, frustration and anger take over. You start to get frustrated about the situation. Perhaps about at all those cars out there on the road? What on earth are those people doing out there? WHY ARE THEY NOT STAYING AT HOME!?!
We all get stuck from time to time, and that’s ok. At least we are all trapped together now. We can take some comfort in that.
But there is a way to break free and expand the space you’re currently confined to.
Because if you’re really honest to yourself, you still have an opportunity to do something with the time you have been given. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily translate to eat, sleep, binge-watch Netflix & repeat.
If you’re honest to yourself, you still have an opportunity to do something with the time you have been given. Staying at home doesn’t necessarily translate to eat, sleep, binge-watch Netflix series & repeat.
No, you can still do things that are important to you. You could still spend time doing DIY, start running, start yoga, catch up with friends & family, educate your children, start cooking healthy. You could even start doing home workouts with Joe Wicks if you’re really desperate. I don’t care. Whatever works for you. I try not to judge.
The thing is, I don’t exactly know what is important to you so I’m taking shots in the dark here.
But you do know. You know what you have been putting off. You know what you could start doing. You know what you can explore if you push yourself a little bit more. I’m not saying you have to be productive and do meaningful activities all the time. No, we’re not superman you know.
All I am saying is that although you have to stay at home, you don’t have to stay stuck. Explore. Stretch yourself. Use the time you’ve got. You never get it back.#
Be kind towards yourself and give me a shout if you need a nudge.