“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! “
As a Law of Attraction coach, I am a firm believer in this phrase. After all, helping people make the best of things, rock the lockdown and attract better situations is what I live for. However, I have noticed a lot of people are struggling to make their proverbial ‘lemonade’. Especially now that we have suddenly been cut away from our ‘normal’ lives and thrust into this new unknown situation.
Yet in life, nothing is more inevitable than change. Times change, people change, situations change. We are all changing right now, trying to adapt to new routines and situations previously unknown to us. But how can we ensure that we change for the better ?
Here are my recommendations to help you Rock the Lockdown.
Keep up a routine.
A routine is very calming to the mind, and sticking to a schedule will help you achieve so much more during this time. Make sure that you get up early, attend to self care and eat healthy, nutritious meals. Having a plan for your daily life will create structure and balance.
The great news is, you get to create your own schedule!
Reach out to others
We are so lucky to have the technology to be able to connect with friends and family from all around the world. This is a great time to reach out and build on your network of positive people in your life. Always remember, you are the sum of the five people that you spend the most time with, so choose wisely.
It is enormously helpful when trying to grow in any area of your life, to find people that have already done it. With so many online groups and communities out there, now is the time to be an active participant and connect with like-minded people.
Develop new skills or master old ones.
Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? Become a better photographer? Write a novel? Now is the perfect time to learn something new, or take up an old hobby. With so many tutorials available online for just about any subject imaginable, there really is no excuse for not getting started. The only thing separating you from the experts is time and practise.
Make sure that you keep (or establish) a daily exercise routine. Not only will exercise help you become lean and toned, it will also help you stay in a positive frame of mind. Movement that increases the heart rate releases mood enhancing endorphins into your system. This makes you feel better for the rest of the day.
Here’s a little tip I learnt to help you get started if you don’t like exercise – Tell yourself you only need to do ten minutes. If you are still not in the mood, you can stop then. Getting started is the hard part, continuing once you have begun is easy. After ten minutes, those feel-good endorphins will have begun to take effect and you will usually be happy to carry on. Even if you stop after ten minutes, at least you have done some exercise, which is better than nothing.
Take time to relax
The downside of all this fabulous technology that most of us have is that you can be contacted and called upon literally 24hrs a day. Make sure you take some time to unplug and disconnect from the outside world and the demands of friends and family. Treat yourself to a luxurious bath, read a book, chill out on the sofa with a cuppa and your favourite TV show, whatever you like to do to truly unwind.
Do not give in to fear
Limit the time that you spend watching news. The current situation on this planet means that the news and social media is full of upsetting statistics and scenarios. Of course you need to keep up to date with health protocols and regulations in your country, but you do not need to constantly fill your mind with negativity and fear. TURN IT OFF.
I believe that this is the most important choice that you can make, especially during this time. It is your choice how to live.
Yes, you could easily survive this lockdown, but you can choose to THRIVE.