It is true, some of us have been given the gift of time. But the reality of it is far from idealistic for some people. So much free time that you don't know what to do with it.
I take pride in the fact that I am not getting bored easily, but even I had to start searching for some inspiration in order to fill my time.
If you are working still, then I suppose you are just in a less comfortable environment, surrounded by kids and dogs and you are struggling to listen to that morning briefing.
If like me, your job has been suspended until further notice then have a read of the things I found helped me so far.
1. Pick up that Book that has been on your night stand for the past 2 years.
I have managed to finish one book and even start a second one (!). The key is to actually pick a book that interests you rather than one that looks good when you are commuting to work.
I am into fantasy and therefore the Witcher has been my choice.
2. The Actual challenge of making your own bread.
Start your own sourdough starter and become another proud baker. It truly feels different eating the bread you just made. There is something really fulfilling about it.
Granted, it takes some time, but hey, you 've got plenty of it.
If you have always been into yoga, then this time must be ideal for you. If, like me you had no clue what you were doing, and can't possibly fathom touching your toes, then this is going to be a great experience.
I always stayed away from yoga, only because I never wanted to pretend I am another person preaching about something I don't know enough about.
In reality, this is one of the best things I have done. It is challenging, empowering and very calming.
I have to admit I don't look half as elegant as the lady on the video I follow, but I don't care and that's the beauty of it. You are not in a class, you are in your own living room, bathroom, kitchen floor, bed, garden.
4. Start an art. Paint. Sketch. Draw some lines.
I love sketching, but I never have time to sit and start. I started again and it fills up a lot of your time-also you make something out of it and if it is half good (-or even if not-who is there to judge?) you can decorate your house with it.
But painting with colour is a new thing for me. I think the last time I painted with watercolour was when I was 5.
It is actually a lot of fun even if you are not actually following any lines. The perfect stress relief.
5. Take up Photography.
Use your phone if not a camera. I tend to mainly photograph my dog when he is sleeping and his tongue is sticking out, cause come on- its hysterical.
Play with the different lights and angles of your flat or garden.
Clouds are my favourite.
I could be writing for days, but you get my point. There is so much out there that we will never get a chance to try because out lives have gone back to the hectic pace.
I hope this is was helpful and inspiring.