Cherish the freedom

I don’t know about you, but lockdown 2.0 has got me thinking how precious our freedom is!

I’m not saying I’ve been taking my time for granted, and I’ve done my best to live on my own terms (with all it’s positives and negatives), but I’m thinking I may have become a little accustomed to things.

No big deal, and it is a human trait to adjust to whatever you’re doing over a period of time (see the boiling frog for more info on this) but the premise of what is coming ‘lockdown wise’ has really hit home.

Of course, this is the same for so many and I count myself fortunate in many ways. Perhaps I’m also glad to be reminded of what is, so often, a precious freedom taken for granted.

So on that note, I’m becoming acutely aware I need to focus in on a few key things for these next 30 days. These being: my physical and mental health; my thoughts; and making the most of the smaller opportunities that surround me. 

I’m setting myself a few small goals through each week to support this, and holding myself accountable (in a non-serious way). 

There’s no doubt it’s going to be a painful period but let’s at least try to be positive; support others; and keep things in perspective. 

Life’s short. Whatever is happening is happening, let’s still try and make the most of it. 

Celebrate the small wins. That’s where the magic is. 

Go for a walk. Eat healthy. Read. Listen to a podcast. Help out a friend. Smile. Help out a stranger. Keep a gratitude list. Go for a short run. Do one press-up a day every day for a month. There is a lot that can still be done. 

And when this things ease up again, perhaps we’ll all appreciate the freedom that little bit more…

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