Note: this article is a continuation of our series “Things You can do Make Your Life Better while physically Isolated”. If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out here.
This COVID-19 crisis has radically changed our lives. Just a few months ago, we had no idea our ‘world’ would be confined to our homes! This crisis is a powerful reminder of how important freedom is – and how much we need human connection!
👉Remember you are not alone.
Below are Things You Can do to Make Your Life Better while Physically Isolated:
4. Gain a New Skill with Online Learning:
There are so many opportunities online to gain a new skill and they’re growing by the day!
Grow your personal or creative skills or choose a new skill to learn and take back to work with online training providers.
If there’s a skill you always wanted to learn, search for it. But be sure to read the course descriptions thoroughly, check reviews if there are any – and check money-back guarantees as you need to!
And with so many learning options ranging from free to tens of dollars to the low hundreds of dollars, there will be something out there just perfect for you.
5) Explore your Life Vision:
Rather than watching endless news streams, you can choose to focus on a bigger picture – your future.
Having a clear vision of how you want your life to be is a powerful motivator. A vision helps us work towards our goals, take action and make change. Soon, we’ll all be super-busy again – and a vision might be just what you need stay focused!
Here are 5 questions to ponder or journal around to go deeper:
- What do you desire or yearn for in business or professional life?
- How do you want to feel?
- What do you really want to be different in your business or professional life?
- What would have happened in 3 years’ time such that your business or professional life is spectacular and you feel magnificent about yourself?
- Imagine 5-years on from now and looking back over what did you do that made you, your business and/or career come through this period?
6) Be in the moment:
In this moment you are OK. You are safe. Take one day at a time. One hour or even one breath at a time if you need to.
This is a practice – meaning you will have to do it over and over again – bringing yourself back to the now.
Over time it gets easier, and it’s a great skill to have to take back to “normal” life.
So, when you notice you’re worrying, feeling twitchy and want to pick up your device and find out what the “latest” is about the COVID situation, say to yourself, “It’s OK. In this moment, I am safe. In this moment I am OK.”
You can also add or say, “In this moment, my children/husband/family are safe.”
Where do you want to be…look at the diagram below, what Zone are you in? What Zone do you want to be in?
EXTRA TIP: Reduce or minimise how often you watch and read the news!
👉TIP: Remember to think possibility not probability! Don’t limit yourself and your ideas because you don’t believe something is likely. Instead believe it’s possible – and even if you don’t get all the way there, you may get close – or even find something better along the way!
And if you would like some help with creating a new vision, plan and strategic business success, I am offering a free ‘Discovery Session – where would you like to be post Covid-19?’ Please have look at my availability here, and /or email me at Bayo@bigohcoaching.com.