Unprecedented is a word we’ve heard repeatedly over the last few weeks. The Coronavirus has impacted society and our daily lives in so many ways that the word unprecedented has turned into an undesirable buzz word. This time has been and will remain challenging for the foreseeable future, but if you are anything like me, you are ready for something positive.
Let’s use this time as an unprecedented opportunity. An opportunity to spend meaningful time with your family. An opportunity to connect with friends (remotely) with whom you’ve fallen out of touch. An opportunity to improve your physical fitness. An opportunity to be creative. An opportunity to take on those projects around the house that you’ve put off for too long. An opportunity to read a book that’s been on your shelf for a year. An opportunity to improve yourself.
Life has pulled us all in many directions, but now it’s your turn to push. We have this unprecedented opportunity to invest in ourselves. In the words of Eddie Vedder “I know I was born, and I know that I’ll die, the in between is mine.” Now is the time for the ‘in between’ to have the spotlight. Go do it! Get yourself motivated knowing that we are all in this together and there is no better time than right now to take initiative in your life in ways that you’ve been putting off. How many times have you said, “if I only had the time?’ What is your excuse now?
Make those memories with your family, teach yourself that new skill, take those extra 10 lbs off! Do it for you! Once you start putting emphasis on the things that you’ve been putting off or avoiding, your brain will begin changing in a good way. Article after article talks about the positive effect on your brain after exercising, working with your hands, reading a novel, learning a new skill or simply going for a walk outside.
I understand not everyone has the opportunity to have more time at home right now. Maybe I’m seeing things differently due to this being day 11 at home since packing up my work and bringing it home with me. All I know is that if I can use this time to accomplish something that normal life makes difficult, I’m going to do it – and that’s going to make me that much better when the dust settles, and we’re back to ‘normal.’
Use this unprecedented time on you and you will not regret it!
By: George Moore, Recruiter