Finding The New Normal You

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Set Your Schedule

It is no secret that these days going to work or enjoying hobbies has become somewhat more difficult. It is also just as clear that now more than ever people need something to do to fill the time when they get bored.

Obviously, not everyone is into writing, marketing, or whatever other online jobs you can think of, and not every job can be worked from home. Some can, but not all. Hobbies fall under this same premise. Most can be done from home but not all.

No matter what it is that you decide to do, you know what it is that you want to accomplish. If not, then it might be a good idea to go ahead and map out your goals.

If you are a writer, now is a great time to type up that poetry book, novel, tip guide, or whatever. It is also a good time to get into medical decoding, journalism, article writing, or even blogging.

If you are a dancer, singer, comedian, or any other brand of performer- now is the time to dig out the camera and practice your moves, skits, and tones.

Whatever it is that you choose to do with the new amount of time that you have, you have the opportunity right now to perfect your skills.

It is true that there are fewer lockdowns, restrictions, and quarantines; but the way the world schedules work times and fun events has changed quite a bit. Not many people have been spending lots of time at the parks, movie theaters, dining out, and such. Most social functions have actually dwindled while others are all but non-existent thanks to social distancing and the fear of the pandemic.

Regardless of what it is that you are into, now is the time to fit it into your schedule. Who knows? Maybe you can turn that hobby into the career you wanted before you had to take the job you do now.

There’s no unwritten rule that says you can’t chase your biggest dreams at a certain age. There are singers, dancers, comedians, writers, and artists from all walks of life emerging now that they have the time to exercise their natural talents and skills.

So, go ahead! Set your schedule up so that you have time to do what you love!

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Set Your Pace

In order to set yourself up for success or at the very least- a good time, you need to make sure you have everything within arm’s reach. Clear your area and strategically place the things you’ll be using so that you can get to them when they are needed.

Once your area is free of clutter and everything is in its place, it’s time to get down to business and have some fun!

If you’re new to the activity you’ve chosen or if it’s been a very long time, you might want to take a little time getting used to the way it works. Get a feel for the strings and the frets, the keyboard, mouse, and word processor, the way your slippers fit, and the movement of your muscles and clothing. No matter what it is you’re doing, take your time and enjoy the beginner or review stage of getting started.

Now set some goals!

What do you want to perfect first?

A simple tune? A short poem with a certain amount of syllables or lines? A flash fiction story? The crane pose, double axle or a pirouette? There’s no wrong answer here, it’s completely up to you!

Start slow then ease into a rhythm that is all your own. Don’t forget- everyone needs to take a break once in a while and we all have a nasty habit of getting so caught up in the things we love that we lose track of time. That means you’ll want to space out what you’re doing. Have fun, but don’t let it dominate your time.

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The New Normal

Once everything settles down and life in the outside world begins to smooth out, you will find yourself to be more confidant because of the control you exercised over your own life. When the threat of the pandemic is over, you will have taught yourself how to do something you always wanted to try your hand at. That’ll be just one more thing for you to be grateful for once everything is back to the new normal, whatever that may be.

Who knows? Maybe you will have perfected your hobby or talent so well that you can turn it into a career! Hone those skills while you have the time! Stay safe, be healthy, and good luck!

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