One thing this lockdown has given most of us is TIME. We often complain that we don’t have time to do what we always wanted to do. Here are some things you can do during this downtime:

Read a book

One of the ways to acquire knowledge is through reading. There is so much reading material available whether online or even in physical books. Reading opens up your mind to new ways of thinking and calms the soul. This can become a way to cultivate a reading culture which you carry throughout life.

Cultivate quiet time

Quiet time is time you set apart where you basically spend time with yourself. At times our busy schedules leave us with no “me” time.  For some it’s meditation, for some its prayer or for some it’s time to recollect positive thoughts.

Learn a new skill

For those with a deep desire to learn, then now is the time. This can be through doing an online course, learning a new skill or developing a new trick of the trade. For some it can even be learning how to manage time or learning how to set goals.

Catch up with family and friends

Use this time to call, message or check up on your family and friends. We can all acknowledge that we are social beings. As such there is need to keep connected with others during this time. Make a deliberate effort to keep in touch. Though it can be tempting to spend the whole day chatting, keep in mind that time is precious, so exercise self-discipline as you communicate with your friends and family.