Lockdown anxiety, banana bread and clapping?!
Who knew that baking banana bread would become the new lockdown therapy? How marvellous and effective it is too! But what is the attraction of this new trend? Relieving the utter boredom perhaps or is it that you feel you’re doing something constructive – a distraction from what is going on around us that’s out of our control?
With the pressures of a new way of working, whilst home-schooling and managing newly formed anxiety about job and financial security the weekly highlight has, for many, been transformed into the 8pm banging of pans and clapping for our wonderful NHS and Key Workers. Seeing our neighbours friendly faces, smiling and showing appreciation lifts the soul – a display of kindness we all wish to see in the world that fills us up with hope that better things are to come.
Many of us have transitioned from managing our distractions to creating them in order to manage our mental health and that of our children. How we behave during this time is most likely to influence how our children view and remember this precarious situation.
New interests are being sparked and skills learned – cooking, crafts, writing, painting, technology are among the many. Creativity is an incredible outlet for stress, and when you’re able to sell your wares and make a few bob at the same time new opportunities arise – the side hustle emerges!
Side hustles accounted for £72 billion (3.6% of GDP) in 2018, with around 25% of adults investing time outside of their 9 to 5 jobs into their side hustles, like a LegalShield home business. Some employers allow flexible working, supporting an individual with the opportunity to turn their hobbies and interests into additional income.
Perhaps now is the time to reset and create a new norm for ourselves – one where we carve out time to make life more interesting and reducing our financial anxiety by generating additional income.
LegalShield have been providing an income opportunity for 48 years in North America and is now growing in the UK. The technology revolution enables anyone to comfortably run a business from their smartphone or laptop, from home and hopefully in the not too distant future, from the beach or park!
Keep baking, showing your appreciation for our NHS and Key Workers, and remember that the best is yet to come!
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