Throughout this quarantine time, I see and hear many people trying to find things to do to keep themselves busy.
This is certainly a time where many of us have free time that we don’t really know what to do with.
Free time is never a bad thing – it gives us an opportunity to get things done that we need to do or to relish in new experiences that we’ve always wanted to try or visit.
However, I used to find myself using my free time poorly.
Really, I wasn’t using it at all.
I was sitting around, bored, doing nothing productive.
What I found I did in my free time was overthink.
I began to question myself about everything in life, I was always worried I wasn’t doing the right things or that I should be doing something, I began to fall into negative thoughts and places I didn’t need to be in.
After a while, I had to make plans on courses of action during my free time.
Not only just to figure out what I could do, but how to get my butt out of the bed or my chair.
Over the past year, I’ve found keeping myself busy is easy – not only because my schedule has changed, but because I have a plan.
I have an imagination, I have ambitions, and I have goals…
All aligned with a little plan.
It helps that during this time of quarantine that I have a job that I can do at home, so I’m still working full-time.
However, there isn’t a dull moment in life when I have dull moments in time.
Be creative – be prepared.
I encourage you to create a plan for yourself on how to stay busy.
Make a to-do list, check out things around the house you can do to help yourself or your family/roommates, etc.
There’s always plenty to do – especially with a plan.