The struggle is real. Someone posted a comment on FB that said “Remember when we all complained about not having enough hours in the day? Well, now we’ve got like 75.”
Many of us are working from home during and that means we’re working, living and staying in a shared space. And we don’t have outside activities like kid’s sports, Bunco, book-clubs or heading out to play a round of golf so we’re home. All. The. Time.
Like some of you, I had grand plans to get stuff done with the extra time on my hands. But I’m not as motivated as I’d like to be and often feel a little meh. ‘Cause, physics.
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
So if you’re becoming more an “object at rest” here are some tips to help you become an “object in motion”.
- Schedule your day. Block out your work hours because you gotta pay the bills. Then also schedule a little nap time (because we can), time to work on fun projects, time to work outside on the yard, time to exercise, time to connect with friends and family, time to clean out the linen closet, etc. I like a 45 min window to do chores and things. It’s enough time to make a dent but you don’t feel like you’re working all day.
- Pick one thing that you really want to accomplish then do it. Completing even one task will set the stage for more successes to come.
- Move your body. The easiest way to get out of your slothy mood is to move. Take a walk with your family, join a ZOOM fitness class, do an online yoga class, dance, hike, etc. Aim for 30 minutes every day.
- Get Accountable. Gather ye friends and make a plan. Then hold each other accountable to it. Maybe even do a virtual hang out while you each clean out your bookshelves or Tupperware cupboard.
- Help others. There is a lot of need right now. Our senior neighbors may need food or supplies. Families may have parents who’ve been laid off. Contact your local food bank, check out your community Nextdoor website and look for the neighbors helping neighbors section. Or out out a call on FB that you have time to spare and can help drop off groceries or have extra toilet paper or hand sanitizer.
Take care of yourselves. Take care of your family. Take care of each other.
Now go run!