Think! Answer! Has Lockdown taught you to self-assess?
There are many of us who have worked, built families, are involved in various social/cultural activities for well over 30+ years. In the age group of 55+ years. We have seen it all, as they say or ‘nothing’ as some would comment. My question to them is ‘HOW ARE THEY SPENDING THEIR TIME in this Lockdown period?’ Let’s make it more difficult, let us talk about people who are not actively involved in business or professional work now, but their mobility has been affected by this pandemic for months. What are they doing? What have they done so far during Lockdown days? Let them go back to the 3rd week of March and run down day by day till today and take a stock of their activity, their contribution to society, helping family chores, which they never did earlier, pursuing hobbies, reading books, writing, practicing or learning new skills etc. Can you check yourself on that? I mean check only on yourself. What you did?
And once you start questioning, you will get very interesting answers! I respect ‘Privacy.’ So, you need not say or write that in public, first simply note it down somewhere and then go through it and see how much of those you would consider on a normal day in your life, as waste of time and money? On the contrary, you may also care to check, what all new ideas you have generated, new thoughts you have created, the new way you discovered to live life, how many people have you made happier, how much of clarity you have been able to generate within yourself, because of the time you got etc. Did you use this time available to generate clarity?
I am just provoking you to do an audit of your time management in an unprecedented situation like this, which you have already spent, without a chance to recover. It’s a huge learning. For those who would encourage their own self to think, might find my last point, in the last para, thought provoking. I repeat that, for their sake: ‘HOW MUCH OF CLARITY HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO GENERATE WITHIN YOURSELF……’, since this is an ongoing thought and an area of continuous development, it might help you to invest more time on it, to be more productive.
What do you think?
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