3 things to do after work that will enrich your life
It’s 2021 and you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions listed on paper (or your mobile device) to achieve over the next few weeks or months. But with fresh lockdown measures across England and Scotland, in addition to Wales and Northern Ireland, many will be considering what to do as the prime minister has once again ordered the population to “stay at home, protect the NHS, and save lives”.
Here’s a clue for those needing some guidance – aim to make your evenings count!
If you are one of the millions of workers and professionals that are continuing to work from home during the lockdown period, your evenings after you clock off work are pivotal for empowering you for the next morning, if not life. How? you may ask. Read on as this article by Pacific Prime UK presents 3 things to consider that will help you achieve a better tomorrow and a more enriched life.
1. Read for a better life
“If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books.” – Roald Dahl
Some consider it to be a boring hobby, while some believe that time is too precious to sit and read when there are other chores and activities to do. However, through reading, you can truly expose yourself to new thoughts, ideas, concepts and principles that help you to achieve new goals or better your understanding of the world. New knowledge can help you adapt better into society wherever you are. Additionally, words can drive your imagination and set you free from your daily concerns.
Whether it’s through a mobile device, a book or on any other medium, reading can truly unlock your senses while boosting your knowledge and intelligence.
If you have a passion or thing of interest, why not spend at least 30 minutes each evening reading about it. Before you know it, you’ll have learnt something new and your mind will be at rest and ready for a fresh start the following morning.
2. Do what you love, love what you do
“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin
Everyone has something in their lives that they like doing, whether that’s cooking a “Full Monty” (full English Breakfast) for the family, trimming the herb garden, knitting in front of the television, listening to BBC Radio 4 or other common activities. Beginning something you love and consistently doing something will give you a sense of purpose or empowerment that can enrich your working life too. This is true as extracurricular activities you love doing can make you more productive and happier at work.
Attempt to include at least one thing you enjoy doing during your evenings. Share your results and inspire family, friends and those you know that may need support during the lockdown period.
3. Be curious, be inspired
“There is no end to learning, but there are many beginnings” – Tim Johnson
Believe it or not, it’s considered a good thing to exercise your curiosity after work. Everyone has at least one thing that keeps coming up in their mind. So why not pursue that thought and learn more about it? It could be a skill, idea, aspect of culture or how an object works.
Take Steve Job’s story as an example. The famous, charismatic pioneer of personal computers once attended a calligraphy course in college that eventually helped him in designing and building his first ever Mac.
With reference to his 2005 commencement speech for Stanford University, Jobs said: “If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”
So there you go, try learning something new you’ve always wanted to learn. It could open up new channels and opportunities in the future and help get you through this COVID-19 pandemic.
A message of support from Pacific Prime UK
At Pacific Prime UK, we know the hardship that everyone is going through and our advisors are on hand to provide support in the form of health insurance advice and guidance for a select range of UK health insurance plans.
During 2021, we all must support one another and help protect the lives of vulnerable individuals, including friends and family. With the NHS under pressure from the increase in cases nationally, everyone has a duty to prevent the spread of infection and lower cases, so that we can all return to a new normal.
As an insurance brokerage, Pacific Prime UK offers a range of vetted international health insurance plans for expats and families, as well as plans for groups and corporate organisations. The health insurance guides we have available can help keep you up to date with the ongoing health insurance trends in the UK. For those looking to learn more, you can contact us for a chat today.
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