After the shock, worry, fear and all those other emotions that followed the 21 day lockdown announcement, I put my productivity cap on and made a list of all the shit that was going to get done.
I had plans. Plans to clean my house top to bottom, to take all the curtains off the rails and wash them, clean out every cupboard in the house.
I cleaned out the fridge.
I had plans to do online courses and really use this time to learn something new.
I signed up but haven’t started.
I know I’m not the only one. We all wanted to use this “extra time” to do something productive. But turns out there isn’t as much extra time as we thought right? I am still working my normal hours so the only time I am saving is travel time. Parents have their hands full with the kids. Some are even busier than usual.
And then of course our emotions are all over the place. It’s been a bit hard to focus on anything other than a season of Love Island or Tiger King (WTF?!)
Let’s not beat ourselves up about it. Just because we are at home does not mean we need to turn into productivity robots. It’s okay if the only thing you’re learning is how to make banana bread. It’s okay if you’re only doing the usual clean and not the spring clean It’s okay if the only thing you’ve finished is the snacks. It’s okay if you’re not doing much at all.
We’re the generation that brags and even thrives on being busy. The ones who never switch off. Our phones are always on, we’re always available and connected. We’re the 24/7 hustlers.
Maybe, just maybe, we need this time to reset.