These are completely new and unusually strange times for all of us around the entire world. The global Corona-virus pandemic has closed down entire countries and forced many of us to work from home in order to avoid the spread of the disease.
Working from home has it’s own benefits — you don’t have to spend time to get dressed properly, to commute to work or in any other way “ready” yourself for work. I usually work in my pajamas in the morning , which is very comfy and an easy way for me to start the day.
All of this means, that we have some extra time in our hands — but what should we do with this time?
This is a great opportunity for learning, growth and self-reflection.
If you always wanted to learn to code, play that instrument, read that book or start meditating — now is the perfect time to just go for it. The internet is filled with resources on self-development and you can basically get started any time you want.
Here are some great online resources for learning new skills:
- Skillshare — https://www.skillshare.com/
- Coursera — https://www.coursera.org/
- Udemy — https://www.udemy.com/
- CodeAcademy (coding) — https://www.codecademy.com/
- Duolingo (languages) — https://www.duolingo.com/
- Good ol’ Google and YouTube (search tutorial for learning X)
Reaching those dreams and making progress requires planning and target setting. Focusing also on how to learn will take you closer to your dream step by step. Talbit is an excellent tool for that; helping you map your learning journey with motivating tasks leading to the dream goal in a visual development path form.
Now the rest of this post is going to get a bit spiritual..
Time for quieting the mind, reflection and meditation
This forced break is also a great time to stop, quiet your mind and go within. Our normal hectic day-to-day life rarely offers opportunities for a real pause to do so.
However, now many of us are all alone inside our apartments. We can use the quietness and the time to meditate and connect with our inner self . This will be important for the time after the global crisis.
When was the last time you asked these questions from yourself?
- What is truly important for me? What do I believe in?
- What is my mission and dream?
- What are my strengths and weaknesses?
- How can I help others and myself?
It’s refreshing, isn’t it!
Also something I have found great, is meditation. Getting started is easy with good headphones and guided meditations for YouTube — for example this one.
We will get through these times — together. I would like to share this poem with you:
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”