We hope you are healthy and safe, and that things remain that way with every one of you.
During this unprecedented period of transition, you may have more free time than ever before for many reasons. Some of us can feel adrift—lost in a sheltered-in world or spending too much time on default activities, like news tracking or binge-watching movies. For most of us however, time is precious. So why not use it wisely?
Here are three common-sense touchstones to guide your choices:
- Maintain a Sense of Well Being
o Stay active in ways you enjoy—from lifting weights to dancing like no one’s watching
o Go for neighborhood walks (at a safe distance)
o Go on a bike ride
o Play music that moves you
o Eat healthy—reduce your intake of processed foods, fat, sugar and alcohol
o Get organized
o Do those “when I get around to it” projects—starting with the hardest one first can build confidence and momentum you can use
o Go all in on Spring cleaning
o Be playful, be silly—laughter is a powerful antidote to stress!
- Double Down on Eliminating Distractions
o Develop a list of priorities—hint: the ones that bring you relief will be the ones to tackle first
o Silence your technology and leave it out of sight
o Ask yourself “is this a need-to-do or a nice-to-do?”
o Practice saying “no” to non-essential activities
o Treat yourself with a (safe) “nice-to-do” activity when a “need-to-do” is done
- Discover (or Re-Discover) What Inspires You
o Block out 20 -30 minutes for some serious solo time
o Ensure there are no distractions
o Bring a notepad / journal and a pen or pencil to jot down your thoughts
o Focus on what inspires you by asking yourself the question
o Jot down random to-do items in a separate section
o Be patient
o Repeat often—at least daily until you truly feel inspired
- The Artizen Staffing team
written by Catrina Walker
We welcome your feedback on this unprecedented journey and look forward to hearing what works for you, your friends, and your family!
– The Artizen Staffing team