Wednesday, April 1, 2020

30 Chic Days at Home - Day 13 - Have Things To Look Forward To

Image: Sebastien Gabriel, Unsplash
Even though we're all in the same 'boat', not all of our situations are equal.  For every one of us is in confinement at home, there is someone else who has to commute to a workplace, and that workplace could be stressful or even a health risk.  What can we do if we are that person?  When it seems like the end of the week is so far away, how can we cope with long-term prospects?

This is quite possibly the toughest thing any of us might have to endure in our lifetime.  I can't pretend tough times I've had in the past can even compare, but it's all I have so here we go.

When the future seems bleak, it always helps me to have things to look forward to.  It works best when there is a combination of big things and little things.  Little things like a drink and a magazine before dinner, or a bar of chocolate, and big things like a hobby project or... in the old days it would have been planning a holiday.  But I think many of us won't be going on holiday for *quite* a while so we'll have to choose new shiny plans to keep our spirits up.

I think at this time it is more helpful to keep the things small, achievable and close.  A new-to-us series on Netflix.  An Instagram scroll.  Thinking of all the things we are grateful for. I mean, the fact that we have the Internet makes a global lockdown that much more manageable.  We can keep in touch with each other, and see how people in other countries are getting on.  We also have entertainment at our fingertips.

For me personally, the things I have in my 'Look Forward To' basket are my writing projects: a new cover for 'Financially Chic', finishing up my 'The Chic Author' book and writing chapters for 'Thirty Chic Days, Vol. 3'.

I also love my reading time first thing in the morning in bed, before my shower, and before dinner on the sofa.

What little things are you looking forward to at this uncommon time?

And if you are someone who has to go to work at the moment, I salute you.  Thank you for everything you are doing.

xx Fiona

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  1. I hope an audio book for Thirty More Chic Days is in your Look Forward To basket! You have a very calming voice and simple, lovely ideas to help keep our spirits up.😊

  2. Thank you. I am still going to work and it is very stressful. I would love to be at home keeping my family safe. Thank you for your posts. They provide a welcome relief every day.

  3. I also look forward to my writing projects, as well as regular video chats with my grandsons. I was able to check several books out of the library before it closed for the duration, so I have some interesting books to dip into. It truly is the little things that make a difference!

  4. "Thirty Chic Days" volume 3?!?! If that's not something to look forward to, I don't know what is! I can hardly wait! :-) Thanks for your calming voice in this scary time, Fiona.


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