So what’s next?
The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on. ~ Barrack Obama
So what’s next my friends? That’s a question we should all be asking ourselves right now. Eventually this time of coronavirus will pass as things always do. So, what are we going to do when it’s over? You may be wondering why I’m harassing you about this right now? Don’t we have enough to worry about just getting through? Of course you do, but what’s next? I’m asking because this is a blog on happiness and part of being happy is having a purpose.
Right now we all have a really interesting opportunity. Yes, there’s a lot to be stressed about, there are challenges we’re facing while sheltering in place. Because of all of this, our nerves are a bit frayed, our emotional reserves are down to little or nothing. But one thing that can help is to have a project/goal, some reason to get up and get going in the morning. For those of you working your plate is likely pretty full. But we all still need some extra focus particularly now. It could be a lot of things.
You could take a free online course and learn a new skill or even a new career, you could decide to work your way through every free art museum collection on the web. You could decide to read a number of classic books you’ve never read or possibly work trough a list of classic movies. Maybe you throw yourself into learning a new language. For me, I’ve decided to go on 6 week fitness jaunt to see if I can further lower my blood sugar, get up to my goal of running three miles and put an inch on my biceps. If you’ve got stairs you can climb each day, then set a goal to climb the equivalent of Mount Everest. Maybe you could work on learning to cook a new style of cooking.
The most attractive idea to me, that I’ll tag onto my health project, is to start thoroughly planning my next big trip and you can do that as well. You can use the web to completely and thoroughly research someplace, work on the local language if necessary. Read a bunch of blogs by people who’ve traveled there, find out every little interesting thing you can do someplace and plan the most incredible trip.
Finally, if all else fails, you could go back and read all 1353 Ministry of Happiness posts. You’ll read about lots of great travel, some good wisdom, discover new resources, get some amazing quotes and see some fantastic photos, and after all that, you’ll certainly have some happy days my friends. ~ Rev Kane