“You have to be focused, focused and focused in order to be immensely successful.” – unkown
What have you learnt this lockdown? How many skills have you mastered this period? How many online courses have you completed? Don’t you think you’re wasting this rare opportunity this pandemic has provided? This post will help you stay focused “all the time”.
Actually no this is not a post on how to stay completely focused in this uncertain time. There is this notion that this pandemic is an opportunity. An opportunity to learn a lot, opportunity to get ahead and opportunity to master skills.
We are under a lot of pressure not only from ourselves but from people around us to ‘utilize’ this lockdown to the fullest, but is this really the best time to be really going hard on ourselves? The virus has obviously affected so much of our lives but sometimes we neglect the not so obvious effects. The strain on our mental health.
I came across an article about a certain director guy who committed suicide because he was depressed due to lack of human contact because of the lockdown. Life in normal conditions can basically be really fucked but people relieve mental tension by hanging out with friends, partners, loved ones, playing contact sports, some religious people find this relief in their religious centers and through various ways that have now been restricted to curb the spread of the virus.
Our metal health controls our motivation levels and like physical health is our responsibility and we can’t or shouldn’t ignore it because these times we can’t relieve tensions the normal ways so you might find your self being lethargic and in general being unhappy or really unmotivated for no reason. You might be someone who’s strong mentally and the pandemic probably isn’t affecting you too much good for you but for my fellow part time strugglers It’s okay to be down sometimes and not really feel like doing anything (the problem is when you choose to remain dormant and blame the virus for it) because we are not in normal times because in truth this is not normal and i don’t know any tip that can get you fully concentrated all the time and I don’t think anyone does as nobody has ever been in a pandemic.
This is not an encouragement to be lazy but to understand the reality that this is a messed up situation that more or less affects us, relax and work on your mental strength and realize that maybe it is not possible to be all in all the time because this pandemic is not an holiday it’s a war that we don’t want to fight but sadly we have to.
If I am going to give any advice at all I can say is that recognize that we are not in normal times and it is okay to not be able to be focused all the time and then with this in mind give yourself days off to recharge and then go back to whatever you have chosen to do this lockdown
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