What a crazy start to the year it has been but ladies and gents this is not a time for frustration or sadness this is a time to dig deep and find the positives in this challenging situation. My buddy David Serna and I were just discussing this last week and that chat in factually helped me to find a great number of positives, despite how tough things may appear right now. If you re reading this and you are concerned that there really is nothing to be positive about right now, here is why you do have things to be positive about, and what you should be doing during lockdown to feel that positivity.
Arguably one of the bets things to have come from lockdown is that more and more people are supporting their local businesses and this is going to have a great impact on the local economy. We have been trying for years to get more people to shop local, both for the economy and to help bring down food miles so as to help the environment, and this lockdown has helped us to achieve that. Even better, we fully believe that once lockdown is eased, we will continue to buy local.
Climate change has been a important topic of debate for a number of years now and there has been so much difficulty in getting people on board with what their responsibilities are around this subject. Whilst lockdown has of course not stopped the threat of climate change, it has been refreshing to see the world have a chance to breathe and relax for a while, thanks to the reduction of pollution since lockdown began. This has not only helped the planet in the short term, but it has given us all a chance to see what life is like with less pollution, a far better place.
As much as we may have been away from our family and friends for a while, in the main this lockdown has inspired more people to get in touch with their nearest and dearest. This will hopefully continue in the future as well, which is going to be something that will benefit everyone. With the rise of social media so many of us had actually forgotten what it was like to be genuinely social, and not just sending memes or photos to each other. Lockdown has inspired us all to be better in terms of what we do socially, and it has also helped us in reminding us how much we need people.
Finally this pandemic has given us all pause for thought, so many of us have realized how many things aren’t as important as we thought they were, or how much we miss the small things in our lives. The hope is that once CoVid-19 has calmed down a bit, that we all remember these positives and live as better versions of ourselves in the future.