It's after happening again. Unfortunately we've had to go back into another lockdown and this time it's happening before Christmas. 

For a lot of people this will be devastating news. Can you imagine spending all that money to make your business covid safe and the government still want to shut you down? 

I don't get it. When will this opening and closing madness end? It's messing with people's heads. 

But, it's not a time to complain. Complaining will get you nowhere. I've got  tips that will help you stay positive during this lockdown in Ireland.

1. Be Grateful

Oh the power of gratefulness! It makes you feel so happy when you have so little. Ask yourself everyday "What am I grateful for" and see how your attitude changes. You can be grateful for your health, you can be grateful for the food in your fridge, you can be grateful for running water or even your own bed. Try this and see how much your life will change. Instead of complaining about things it will make you realise how good your life really is.

 

2. Be Productive

No, this is not a time to go on a TV show binge for a few weeks. That is a trap. That will lead you down a very dark hole that you may not get out of. This is a time to be productive. It's a time to become a better person. You can do a course, improve your skills, read books, start a side hustle to make some extra cash or this could be the best time yet to lose weight. Write down your goals with a time that they will be completed and get cracking. Ask yourself, who do I want to be when this lockdown is all over?

 

3. Set Your Goals for 2021

There is no better time than right now to start writing out your goals and planning for 2021. Now is the time because you'll have so much time. The best way to write out goals is a method called S.M.A.R.T goals. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound. This means you set goals that are reasonable and with an end date. A good goal to set would be by February 1st I will have lost 3kg's and exercised 5 times per week. Write out at least 4 or 5 goals this year that you would love to see happen and stick them next to your bedside locker. Review them every week to see if you are on track.

 

Don't forget to ever talk to anyone if you're feeling down. It's a tough time for a lot of people and it feels like it will never end but you've got to get through this and be a better person.

Sarah Jayy Team