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Covid-19: Some positives to be taken from this experience

With all the negativity and scaremongering that has taken over the internet over the past few weeks, it is difficult to maintain a positive mindset.

I am fully aware of the extremity of this virus and the negative impact it is having on people’s lives, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.

What we’ll remember of Covid-19

I read a great quote last night which read: “Our children won’t remember the virus, they’ll remember how they felt.” This is applicable to us all. We will remember the virus, but not for the right reasons. We’ll remember the cabin-fever, the negativity, the boredom and pessimism.

Well, let’s change that. Let’s make the most of a bad situation because there’s no point wasting your short life in negativity. Every second counts, and when I look back, I don’t want to think that I wasted it.

More time

I often hear people say, myself included, that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Not enough time to achieve the things you want to achieve due to work or other commitments. Now you have that time.

In terms of farming, this is the time to catch up on jobs you’ve been putting off. Sort out the paperwork, do some spring cleaning, fix the gap in the fence, plan for the next few months or years. Although this is the busiest time of the year for most, there were still external factors that were taking up your time. Those things are no longer a problem.

Family

Regularly, you spend most of your day at work while your kids are at school and your partner is also working. Now that you’re all together, make the most of it. Time passes by so quick; people change, circumstances change, and we grow older. You have to make the most of the time that you have because you’ll never get that back.

Try something new

There’s an air of negativity around not being able to do something. Just because you can’t do a certain activity doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other things to achieve.

Learn something new or try something different. Whether it’s watching a box-set from start to finish or learning about a crop you want to grow next year, it doesn’t matter. What matters is the sense of achievement and the reward you’ll feel from that. Sitting around, waiting for this to blow over won’t be a positive experience, trust me.

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