What a great time to be a Wealthsmith. I am so very proud to be part of this phenomenal organisation, especially during our country’s COVID19 lockdown.
Working from home is a new experience for some, however, as a broker consultant, it can be a way of life, with appointments all day, and only the evenings and early mornings to catch up on the never ending inflow of emails and work.
I usually stick to some form of routine as far as possible, but gym attendance at Battlefit, my local Reality affiliated independent gym, has become a non-negotiable over the years… until lockdown that is. I am not the most disciplined when it comes to training on my own at home and that’s when the fitness wheels generally come falling off.
Up until lockdown, I was training between 7 to 10 hours a week (no, I’m not a freak, I was supposed to go to Florida and Panama on holiday over Easter, so there was a definite goal!), and when lockdown came crashing down on us, I decided I had two choices, let the wheels come off, or buck my trend… I decided to buck my trend.
I am not training as many hours as I was, mainly because the whole stay at home, don’t leave the property reality has been a bit harsh and took some adjusting to, and the fact that my holiday has now been postponed indefinitely… my motivation dwindled somewhat. My trainer from Battlefit sends daily workouts, so the first week I managed just 3 hours, then 4 hours in the second week and now I’m up to 6 to 7 hours a week again.
My energy levels are up and I am finding it easier to cope with the daily lockdown stresses. The other important factor in helping me deal with our new environment is routine. I am an early bird, so my alarm is set for 4.30am, I get up, feed my doggies and get into my workout clothes. I train between an hour and an hour and a half in the morning while the sun comes up, then get showered and ready for work… donning my heels every work day… it’s a pity Zoom can’t see my heels, but at least I know they’re on!
These really are unprecedented times, and I believe we can all find our own motivations to get through this. Let’s not just survive, let’s THRIVE.