Fun fact: I'm at home the past month for a longer duration than the total amount of time I'd stay at home over the past 6 months. A sneak peak into #regularweekinthelifeofrebeccaPREcoronavirus:
As you can see, I'm a fan of fully maximising my time. So a typical day in my work constitutes fulfilling my job from 9.30AM-6.30PM - followed by a specifically planned time with people who matters. I'm no doubt a classic extrovert who is used to spending a whole chunk of my time with my loved ones!
Therefore, this period has been extremely excruciating for me. Downgrading to virtual interaction times and the potential of being fined for meeting anyone outside of the household are brutal measures, albeit necessary. Everyone of us should be trying to find and hopefully have found some sort of 'coping mechanism' by now and..... My personal fix is Exercising.
While I have always been a physically active person who typically goes to the gym at least once a week, I never thought I'd work out as often as 3 to 4 times a week now. There are a few reasons for that new found motivation:
1. EXCUSES, NO MORE
Used to be able to use the excuse of 'It's been a long day at work, I'm lazy to travel to exercise', but now that I'm literally "IN" my personal gym, I have no logical reason to reject the idea of exercising (except for when my muscle screams for recovery time).
2. TOO MUCH ENERGY, NOWHERE TO USE
Used to spend my day mingling with people, taking random strolls for clear head and participating in many face to face discussions... Now my daily 'work life' is simply waking up -> make coffee -> work -> eat/drink -> work. There's no longer random banters with my cute colleagues nor space to really walk around to clear the head. I have so much energy in me that are just dying to get used, and working out does exactly that.
3. KIASI SINGAPOREAN
I want my lungs to be strong enough (if *touch wood* anything happens)
As we struggle through this pandemic together, it's important for us to not lose sight of the end game. THIS TOO, SHALL PASS :) Press on, fellow Singaporeans, as well as anyone all over the globe.