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It’s been 2 months since the lockdown. And we are slowly everything up again. During those two months, I was spending all of my time home and I realized a couple of things. I used the lockdown to listen to my body and to listen to what I want and need. These are the 4 things I’ve learned during the lockdown.
Things I’ve learned during the lockdown
I want to spend more time with friends after the lockdown
I am an introvert and I love to spend time alone but I also realized that I really miss hanging out with people. I used to go to parties where I only knew 1 person and I loved to meet new people. Sure, I would still spend time by myself every now and then but I miss my social life.
Of course, I am not sure when I can meet (new) people again. For now, I can only invite 3 people over. But as soon it is possible I am so ready to meet new people.
I want to see more of my country, Europe and the rest of the world
This was a surprise because I’ve never been a travel person (at least, that is what I thought) but somehow I really want to explore more and I want to overcome my fear of flying. Of course, first, I want to see more of Europe. There are so many things I want to see in Europe. I’ve been to Germany, Belgium, England, and France before but I want to see more of those countries and visit new countries.
I love the excitement of getting ready for your vacation and see and experience a different culture. I want to feel more freedom and I think traveling is going to help with that.
Following my passion
Blogging is definitely my biggest passion and the last couple of years, I was not really following my dreams. Of course, every now and then I would post a blog post but that was it. I did not promote my blog, I didn’t put more effort into my blog. This is probably why I still got the same amount of views after years of blogging. But recently, I started to take it more seriously. I write daily and I am constantly thinking about it. That may sound exhausting but it is not. I really love it.
And if I really want to take this blog to the next level, I have to put more time into it.
My favorite moments to blog is in the evening. I am most creative in the last couple of hours of the day. I am even writing this blog post at 9:30 Pm while I am listening to the birds outside. At this time of the day, a lot of people are watching tv or are getting ready for bed. So it is really quiet. The perfect moment to write new blog posts.
You don’t have to be productive all the time
I work pretty hard on my blog right now, which is amazing. But I’ve also learned that it is okay to take a break from everything. I remembered this thing from when I was little. My parents would tell me that I was lazy during my summer breaks. I was doing nothing at all. So somehow I’ve always thought I have to be productive 24/7. But sometimes it is better to take breaks.
I always get a lot of great ideas when I take breaks. Even when it is just for an hour. That hour is very important. I use that hour to find out how I really feel at that moment and what I need. Sometimes it means I have to take the rest of the day off (if possible).
What did you learn during the lockdown?