Learn Something New During Isolation
After 5 years of living in Spain, during lockdown I have decided it is about time I learned Spanish. So, Rosetta Stone has been downloaded and over the past 4.5 weeks I have managed to take three classes. Not impressive in the slightest, but I am not beating myself up about it. Why? Because 1) the intention is there and 2) WE’RE IN LOCKDOWN!
Our brains are not working as they should, some of us may be feeling more tired than usual, unable to focus or our memories aren’t working as well as they usually do. This is completely normal, during such a stressful time and we all need to show ourselves a little compassion.
With that said, it is important that we keep our minds active, and learning something new is a great way to do that. Get creative, maybe you’ve always wanted to learn to crochet or knit a scarf. Create a piece of art for an empty wall. Now could be the time to learn how to build your own website or brush up on your SEO and keywords. Why not learn how to code?
It always great to work on your communication skills, that could be through learning another language or reading about psychology.
Learn a dance routine, learn to meditate or learn breathing exercises to keep your mind away from the news and your body active.
Whatever you decide to learn, go easy on yourself and try not to get frustrated if you’re not picking things up as quickly as you would usually. These are unusual times.
The most important thing is that you are caring for yourself, your mind and your body.
If you feel you need emotional support or counselling to help you through these unprecedented times. Please, reach out. PineappleSupport.org
With love, Leya Tanit