Pandemic Parables | How to Stay Sane

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How long is a day! Very long is the likely answer you’ll get if you ask anyone in isolation. Can you spare a few minutes? The pandemic that is Corona, if anything, has highlighted how many distractions there are that take focus away from ourselves each day.

You will never always be motivated, So you must learn to be Disciplined.

At the end of the Day, it comes down to you.

How often are you actually making time for yourself? All our usual excuses have been taken away from us. We can all spare 10, 20, or even 30 minutes right? Any more would be just greedy 👀, but if not you then who.

We all have a lot going on, some more than others. Some more severe than others but we are the only ones who can think of ourselves at a time like this. It’s a truly tragic time, but as they say, the tough times don’t last. As Churchill said, never waste a good crisis.

‘Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.’ – Lao Tzu

Good News! You can help yourself

I have found that if you deliberately set time aside for yourself, either to be alone, for exercise, reading or even just playing games is very good for you. The little wins add up!

 ‘Remember that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.’ – Abraham Lincoln

Just having that moment to yourself will do you a world of good. It has for me. A few of the things I’ve been doing more of during this pandemic are below. These are the success stories, I’ve tried others, including learning a new language and still haven’t managed to fully commit 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Walks
  • Exercise
  • Writing
  • Cooking / Baking
  • Reading

‘Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.’ – Van Wilder

Its easy to get distracted and watch the day away but this is the time to try that thing we “never” had time for.

‘You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.’ – Wayne Gretzky

All these quotes, have one thing in common. ‘You’. We are ultimately in control. If help is needed at times, we’d be wise to take it when offered. And seek it when not. We are the final decision-makers.

‘We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.’ – Aristotle

Most importantly, We must take care of ourselves. #SelfLove. Remember, You Matter Too.

What you are not changing, You are Choosing. – Let That Sink In

Fancy a little more, Check out my Bucket List for ideas. Let me know what I’m missing out on. If you need more help or ideas about things you can do during this pandemic, check out NHS Every Mind Matters.

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