We cannot see extended family and friends, or maybe even our partners in person.
We CAN FaceTime anybody in the world, for however long we wish, and we can connect on social media more so than ever before. There’s free software available enabling us to host virtual parties, book clubs, quizzes and meet ups.
We cannot go out and pursue that new hobby we aspired to.
We CAN, using the world’s information (which is more accessible than ever), learn something new via online resources, most often for free!
We cannot get things done with our kids at home or in a busy household.
We CAN now spend that extra time with our family, partners and house mates. We can also spend valuable time with our children that we’d usually never get to, to slow down and get to see them grow. This will soon be a distant memory, so make the most of the quality time!
We cannot bear to think about what we’ve lost, even if it’s on a temporary basis.
We CAN use perspective and show empathy that others have lost more than us. This doesn’t necessarily take our own issues away, however, there are always others worse off than us. We must be grateful for what and whom we have.
We cannot control putting on weight and our motivation levels are plummeting.
We CAN take accountability of what we eat and drink, limit the damage significantly and do our best with discipline and routine (equally, allowing ourselves the odd treat). Our Health and Fitness Facebook group provides tremendous support and a wealth of knowledge from our instructors and members alike.
We cannot partake in our usual gym routines. We’re stuck indoors (without a garden!)
We CAN enjoy the sense of community and take part in free daily fitness classes with Sport & Recreation. We can source online; a new yoga mat, resistance bands, maybe some weights or a cheap bicycle. We can run along a wonderful beach on our doorstep. Plus – think of the renewed motivation you’ll have when the gym re-opens!