Gdmng friends. It is Monday, 30th March & if I am not wrong, officially it is 6th day of our 21 days quarantine but in my views it is 9th or 10th day of staying indoors completely. I hope everyone there, my friends & you all are completely safe, doing well & using these extraordinary days in best manner that you possibly can.
It is such a good feeling when you find out that your people are doing so much in these days that they were missing all their life. Remember Indoor is also a destination.. as you never have been inside or indoors for so many days. No one in world for that matter. Not in our generation at least 😉. You always have been outdoors. It is okay to be doing nothing or just chilling & exploring your hidden untouched treasures inside. You are not at all falling behind because whole world has come to a pause… A complete stand still. It is absolutely OK to take some time off.
However people who wanted to realign, replenish, synchronize, reprioritize & set some goals, this is seriously the best opportunity to do that. Now that you have 21 super days in which you can do anything & I mean everything you were desperate of. You are in charge of your time now. Regardless of where you are in life, having a goal is an essential part of living. You know how world leaders talk about these Goals.. They say these should be SMART enough, in their words – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Time bound. It is really good time to set a SMART goal which is a 21 days goal to begin with. My question now is that what you want to be at the end of these 21 days, so that when these are over, you can be proud of yourself? It is really a super time which has an expiry attached i.e. that you can seriously fix something that you want to achieve on or before 14th April.
Your goal can be either personal or professional, nothing very specific about it. Well, personal goal could be to loose some 5-7 kg weight & chop some fat out of your body, do exercise to reduce your waste by 1 or 2 inches, bringing yourself in shape, learning to cook, catching up with lost friends, taking a photography class, or learning a new hobby, leaning a magic trick to influence your groups, reading a nice book, creating a nice blog & increasing traffic to your site…. I mean any damn new thing. Professional goal could be to learn that skill which you always wanted to learn & didn’t because you never had the time. It could be to expand professional knowledge & training, strengthening professional relationships, improving your presentation skills, gaining some newer online experiences, finding your dream opportunities or it could be preparing clever cheat codes/ hacks that can make your real life less difficult 🤣.
Another thought is that this could be the best time to make your world recognise who you are in real sense. I mean in good time everyone is a hero & a giver but in such bad & crisis times things are little different. Let your world find a magnificent being in you & remember always how you acted & behaved in these pandemic days. Let your thoughts, words & deeds make your people feel good & bring some of them to a bit of ease again. I know a lot of people who are doing exceptionally impressive things. Yesterday one of my friend Satish ji was telling me that he along with some NGO have started a few charity kitchens who are providing food to all those who are in need. They are providing food packets to police who in turn deliver it to needy. Very good idea.
I am also doing everything possible in my own capacity, as an executive member of my RWA, as president of LSCs Federation of Delhi & as a coach, writer, motivator & inspirer. Let you also choose to spread positivity, good feelings & happiness in your own special way helping everyone in your world to get through these trying times. But obviously, everyone will have different means & ways, but please make sure that you give back to your society, your city & country in whatever ways you can.
Last but not least, while it is good that you are making time for everyone & everything, make some time for yourself to rejuvenate, recharge, refill & prepare yourself nicely to lead your life in your own way. Take Good Care, Be Safe & Stay Being Your Awesome Self! 💐🥂💕💐