August 31, 2020 2 min read
It is conceivable that in the coming years we're going to have a surge of folks who have discovered the joys of working with their hands. Many people are suddenly finding themselves at home with a new abundance of time and an uncertainty of what to do with said time. Because of Covid-19 people can't go out and do many of the things they're used to, so it would not surprise me in the least if we have a new generation of makers and craftsman come of this pandemic. It is difficult for everyone. And regardless of what you want to call an "essential" employee it is fundamentally essential to make sure you have food on the table and a roof over your head.
So for small business operators and employees even the most mundane job becomes crucial to make sure these basic living needs are met. Now you can say what you want to about government assistance but I suspect if you're anything like me, that you know not to depend on that type of help. So we do what we can to keep going. Everyone has had to adjust their routines around this. It causes stress, anxiety and pretty much everyone's on high alert. But in our case we at least have the benefit of getting to come to work on a schedule and make some pretty righteous stuff.
This current type of environment can do two things to a creative individual. It can squash them, burning out all creative drive. Or it can motivate them to hustle. Sometimes when you're under the gun, its that pressure that motivates folks to do amazing work. And it turns out, its one heck of a stress reliever. I would argue that it's probably one of the healthiest ways I can imagine to blow off steam.
All of you out there who feel the need to "deal" with this extra time and extra stress... I encourage you to take up a creative hobby. You never know, it could turn out to be the means to put food on your table in the most enjoyable way possible. At the very least, it keeps your brain in gear and can hopefully calm your nerves. Right now its in everyone's best interest to stay healthy, stay focused, and stay creative. Also, you know, drink more water chump. I know you aren't getting hydrated enough.