Boredom & how to maximise your isolation

I have heard during the strains of covid-19 self isolation that kids are driving their parents crazy and families are falling apart.  All because we find ourselves in a pandemic with self-isolation with the coronavirus. Boredom is not a bad thing, but now is a time to learn and grow.

Now is the time you should be maximising your learning, your planning, your growth, your engagement, your interaction, in short, your everything.  To give an alternate perspective, imagine this time as if you have been put on a desert island or you are living Groundhog Day.

What would you do in Groundhog Day?  What would you do on a desert island?  Now is our time to find out.  Now is your time to build yourself into the person you want to be.  You have 24 hours in the day and no travelling to waste your time.  You have all 24 hours to use and utilise as you see fit.

What can you do with the kids?

Well now is the time to give them learning and world education:

  • Teach them to cook
  • Teach them about the stars, the planets, the countries
  • Teach them about money and finance
  • Teach them about repairing fuses, cars, bikes
  • Take a different adventure each day – imagine the living room is a different place each day and really make believe
  • Create treasure hunts around the house
  • Play games with cards not computers
  • Learn new skills together
  • Develop a hobby together
  • Play quizzes about each other and really learn about each other
  • Converse and engage properly.

The list is endless – it just needs imagination!

What will happen to your business?

What about the business? Well you can sit and panic and beat yourself up over loss of business or you can use the time constructively.  What have you always wanted to sort out but been too busy to undertake?  What can you plan, prepare, develop that will make your business stand out and shoot to the stars when normality returns?

I always find myself at my busiest in periods when there is nothing going on or little activity.  That is when I plan and strategize for what next.  Undertaking reviews and challenge what can be improved.  How can you make your business more efficient?  What can you do to improve delivery, performance and engagement?

Whether you are employed or employee you can utilise time to look at what you are doing and how you are doing it. 

What if I am just an employee?

There is no such thing as just an employee.  You have a choice in what you do and how you do it.  How has your employer treated you through this?  Is it an employer you want to stay working for?  Plan what you want to do going forward.  Map out skillsets and values and how they can be best deployed.  There is always something that can be done and mapped.  You just have to make the time.  Well now for once the time has been made for you.

What new skills do you want to learn?

What have you always wanted to learn to do?  A new language?  Well make the time and do it.  You are a captive audience and you can do what you want with it.  You are the one in control and you can sit in front of a screen watching videos of cats and while away the time or you can use the time to create value.  The choice is yours!

I am too frightened to grow & develop!

Well is that really the case?  Who do you actually know who has Corvid-19? Who do you know who has died?  If you answer either of these yes, then be thankful it is not you and they would want you to fulfil your potential.  If the answer is no one, then turn off the news and social media and gain perspective.  You are healthy, you can control interaction and engagement, you can control your destiny.  Make the most of it.  After all, now is the time for you to develop as a person with time you have been given without normal life getting in the way.

Worried, frightened or anxious?

Now is the time to invest in a High-Performance Coach to help you wok through the feelings and get you control of your life and your destiny.  Now is the time to invest in you and be the person you always wanted to be.