Right now, it feels like you have more time than ever before. Perhaps, you're using these extra hours to catch up on sleep, finish your favourite book series, completing the archive of video games, or binging as many shows as you can before things get back to normal.
And this is fine, you deserve to take some time to yourself to chill out and relax, but relaxing shouldn't be all that you're doing.
Because all this time will add up, you've got to take advantage of it, and the best way to do so is to get your life in order right now. Sure, it might seem like a lot of effort and energy when you would rather be chilling, but the benefits will pay off much faster than you expect.
Refresh From Top to Bottom
Sometimes, the drive and motivation you need to get your life in order are to undergo a total refresh. A hard reset, if you will. You can start by considering a new style if you're bored with your current look. You may not be able to get a haircut right now in most of the world, but you can still try out a new do to see if it suits you.
It's more than just your style, though. Getting your life together often begins at home, so go through the house and get rid of the useless junk you've hoarded for far too long now. Decluttering will allow you to breathe easily, and then you can consider your next refresh. A new career? Learn a new skill? The possibilities are endless.
Tie Up Those Loose Ends
If you're struggling to push yourself to make big changes for your life, you may find more success starting with the smaller tasks. These mindless little activities can make you feel like you've done something, and this can motivate you onto more important things.
Something as simple as responding to emails and clearing your inbox, or even getting back to friends whose messages you've left on unread for far too long will feel like a cloud has lifted. After you've done this, you can start to focus on bigger issues like projects, both professional and personal.
Do Something For Future You
Future you always ends up with the short end of the stick, so why not do something for them for a change? You can take this time to plan for the future, preparing for everything, and make life a little more manageable when issues come around later on.
This can be as quick and easy as arranging gritting services for when the weather turns, and it gets dangerous to step outside without proper protection. Or, you can try something that will take some more time, such as fixing your finances to feel more comfortable.
Whatever it is, future you will, finally, embrace past you as someone worth having around, rather than considering you do everything in your power to disrupt your life.
The First Days of the Rest of Your Life
Taking the first steps towards significant changes in your life is never easy, and you are likely to get discouraged more than a few times. However, everyone needs to get their life in order at some point. With all the time in the world, you may as well start right now.