It is completely understandable to look at the world right now and then the title of this blog and think, “really?! What silver linings could really come of all the sadness going on right now?” We know that it might seem pretty tough to do so, but for all the negative, we think there are a few silver linings & positives that we should give some light to.
Here are some silver linings of COVID-19.
Get Those Creative Juices Flowing
This could be the time that you discover your true calling for cooking, painting, or being an absolute puzzle pro! These really comforting, child-like activities are now what everyone is turning to because suddenly the phrase, “I just don’t have time” isn’t as common.
Yes, we may be working at home and resorting to the normal Netflix binge in the evening, but the availability of getting to do those things you have always wanted to but just not found the time or drive to do is so much higher and is definitely a silver lining in between all the alarming news – PSA… don’t watch it all day, every day, it is not worth it! Spend your weekend baking, going for a bike ride, doing some painting, or creating a scavenger hunt around the house. The creativity is endless.
Get Comfy & Let Your Hair Down (or up into a messy bun)
Who would have thought you would be able to roll out of bed after snoozing your alarm and not have to think, ‘Ok, what should I wear today and how should I do my hair?’. It is a tiresome and tedious daily decision where quite frankly all you want to do is change out of our pajamas into some trackies and ugg boots and not have to think about putting on a bit of makeup to hide the tired eyes. Well, now you can!
Of course, allowing yourself the luxury of maybe showering everyday and washing your hair twice a week is important to keep up general hygiene, but you really are allowed and expected to be comfortable all day every day! You’re kidding yourself if you put on jeans to sit at your home desk or play with the kids… embrace this comfort! Exercising self-care can be as simple as that!
Embracing the Slowing Down of Things
No, you don’t have to be at kids soccer at 8 am this Saturday morning for one child followed by an hour’s drive to the netball courts for child number 2. The kids might be a little disappointed and it probably won’t be long until you wish you could do that busy Saturday morning just to have something to do, but for now, embrace it. Encourage a slow morning with a delicious big cook up for the whole family, a walk, some board games followed by a movie afternoon.
Goodbye to the Daily Commute
Sometimes the daily commute, whether you drive or get the bus, is good to get some alone time and time to reflect. But realistically for some people, it really does take up a very large chunk of the day that could be spent doing more productive things such as working out, sleeping, or spending time with the kids. Essentially, we now have extra time in the day and we think that is a big silver lining!
Added bonus… it also saves money – CHA-CHING!
Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation
Have you felt like you are talking to your friends way more than usual? With the whole population being told to socially distance and self-isolate if possible, people are turning to there friends to fill the void! But probably, more than usual. Even people you may not have chatted with in a while, suddenly are on your mind!
As everyone is in the same boat, FOMO (fear of missing out) isn’t so much of a social factor, and we are getting creative as to how we can connect with our friends. Whether it be a weekly quiz or sitting down for a Friday night drink together, being able to all connect and find more time to chat with friends and family is pretty special.
Memes, Memes and So Many More Memes
The fast funnies you see as you mindlessly scroll down your news feed or Instagram are absolutely a slight silver lining of all this craziness. The fact that everyone is affected in some way or another, has lead to an rush of very relatable and laughable memes to be circulating our social medias. They really help you not feel totally alone and let’s be honest, everyone needs a bit of a giggle right now!
Here are a few of our favourites,
More Time To Focus On Yourself & What You Are Grateful For
This list certainly does tie in with the idea that practicing gratitude during a time of crisis is essential in order to move forward and not focus too heavily on all the negative. It allows for your mental health to be as protected as possible. Checking in with yourself and thinking ‘okay, today was tough but what were some positive things that I am so lucky to have?; We explained this in a recent blog, here.
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