The Most Valuable Lessons I've Learned While Social-Distancing

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

I truly believe that there is something we can learn from every situation and social-distancing is definitely one of them. We've been living in a strange time for almost 6 whole months and that is a long period of time. I'm sure that we all went through a lot of ups and downs and learned a lot of valuable lessons along the way. Here are some of the lessons I've learned during social-distancing. 


I never liked to say that I don't have time. I always knew that there is plenty of time for the things that you prioritize. However, this social-distancing period made me realize that on another level. I had plenty of time to do all of the things I subconsciously never made time for but as you could've guessed it, I never actually got to that. On a positive note, there were a lot of things that I would probably never started doing if it wasn't for social-distancing. 

One of them is regularly working out. As you may already know I am not really a fan of working out but I found fun ways to move my body and stay fit. I know that if things were normal, I would probably never make time for working out. The point is that if you really want to do something, time will never be an issue. You will work that thing into your schedule and you will prioritize it over some other things. 


I am well aware that we are currently in a very bad situation, and we've been there for almost 6 months. Something that I try to always promote is positive thinking. Falling into negative space and feeling sad and depressed is probably something a lot of people felt during social-distancing. That is a completely normal reaction to the craziness that happened to most of us. The thing is that if we stay in that state of mind, it will only have a turn on our overall health. Believe it or not, there really is something good in everything. 

I saw a lot of posts of people who turned this situation for the better and finally worked out some things with others and most importantly with themselves. When the whole world slows down for a moment great things can happen. I personally took this time to work on my personal growth and self-care. The starting point was no less than this little online space you are currently on. Sharing my thoughts and advice is my passion and I took this situation to really give my time and attention to blogging and I am so happy I did. 


If you've been reading my blog through the social-distancing period {thank you}, then you could've noticed that I've talked a lot about different habits and how to implement them in your daily life. The reason behind all of those posts is the fact that I noticed all the benefits of establishing positive habits and actually sticking to them. When you spend most of the time in the comfort of your home, taking some time to realize what could make your life better is the right path to take. 

There are so many simple habits you can make and significantly improve the quality of your life. Some of the habits I implemented are regularly working out, drinking lemon water every morning, going to bed and waking up at the same time, etc. If you need some more ideas for new habits, check out 10 Habits To Adapt This Summer & 2 Week Habit Tracker. Sometimes we think that we need to implement habits that other people implement in their life which is definitely a misconception. You need to only adopt habits that work for you. 


We live in a fast pacing world. Every minute we are absorbing a huge amount of information. Most of that information is not even important and is only coughing our minds with unnecessary worries. While social distancing I tried my best to take it easy and not be too harsh on myself. I realized that this approach made me more productive and also much happier. I reduced the intake of negative news and only checked what is happening in the world once or twice a day. It is so important to just take a step back and take a few breaths. It is such a simple yet hard thing to do for most of us. 

Being constantly surrounded by social media and mostly negative news it can be hard to relax for a little bit. Taking the circumstances there is nothing strange about it. It is the way our brain works in unknown situations. Although that reaction is normal, that doesn't mean that we shouldn't try our best to realize the benefits of taking a slower pace. Most of us were thrown in this situation so it took longer for us to get used to it but if nothing else social-distancing showed us that sometimes it is necessary to step back. 


Who would've thought that 2020 would look like this? I for sure wouldn't. This global pandemic definitely made us realize how fast our whole life can change in what seems like a second. From planning itinerary for some of the most amazing places to not being able to leave our own home. I had a lot of time to think about all the things I wanted to do and all the places I wanted to visit but never actually made an effort to take that extra step. So many of us took freedom for granted and I hope that this situation thought us to just enjoy life while we can. 

That being said, there is also so much we can do while social distancing. Making the most out of life doesn't only mean going to incredible destinations and living an adventurous life. Making most of it also means taking care of your own mental and physical health and doing little things to grow as a person. It means making the best from any situation and enjoying the simple joys in life. 

What lessons did you learn during social-distancing? 
What was the best thing that happened during that time?


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