The saying that the world is a global village is not cliché, but rather our current reality. Every professional who seeks relevance in today’s world must be conversant with the tools that ease networking and interaction with a global audience. One of such tools is the 706 million members strong LinkedIn.
Our lives were pretty normal until a couple of months ago when it was stripped of all normalcy. All the things we loved to do were now forbidden. We could no longer hang out at our favourite parks, pubs and places. It was an aberration to hug friends or hold hands with a colleague.
Next week, I will complete my first online course, a certified course from the University of Washington – Leadership and Management in Health. The first time I came across the course was last year. I was a busy house officer in Ile-Ife and didn’t think I met the requirements for the course. When I saw it again this year, I felt better qualified to take it. What I didn’t see coming was the unique challenge of completing an online course.
I saw a beautiful circular by the Christian Medical and Dental Association, Nigeria (CMDA – Nigeria) which combined a familiar idiom with a captivating adjunct: ‘A stitch in time saves nine, be the stitch in the fabric of one’s life.’
In recent weeks, I have watched with admiration as this association have strived to stay on top of the situation in Nigeria; ushering light and hope into a world threatened to be overtaken by darkness and fear. Such an admirable position to assume.
There is no question if life would be different post-COVID-19. Some persons and organisations have shared their thoughts on some of the ways they think that life would differ after the pandemic – nobody knows anything for sure, we can only speculate. If there is one thing this pandemic has done, it is to redirect our focus to things that matter more, and a number of persons (myself inclusive) have thought, ‘ What will I do differently post-COVID-19?’ The first time I thought about it, I couldn’t think of any area I would love to improve upon, but some ideas crossed my mind and I would love to share them with you and hear yours too. In no order:
Sometime in the middle of January 2020, a heartwarming thought coursed its way through my mind: ‘If I live every year the way I have lived this year so far, I would have a consistently great year and life.’ At the time, I was moving in the direction of my goals for 2020 and it was a delight to see and feel.
I do not know the origin of the trending #10YearsChallenge on social media and have not bothered to check, even though I have given thoughts to doing so.
What I do know is that it has been so widespread on social media; engaging virtually everyone even the least expected persons like myself who seldom get on a bandwagon.
I kept looking at the throwback photos of my friends and other persons I follow on social media, and the various captions they employed until I was forced to search for my own old photos.
I am dedicating this article to Deji since he coined the phrase “muscle memory” during the course of our discussion after he read my article on body types.
Deji had recently returned to the gym after a five-year hiatus, and according to him, his gym mates were quite suspicious about his massive and almost immediate gains since returning.
He had thought perhaps genetics and the fact that he is predominantly a mesomorph might have contributed to this.
After reading my article, he decided he was going to share it with his mates so they would understand why he was gaining faster than they did.
Hey, guys!!! Happy new month. It has been an eventful month for me already, and also one that has been filled with benefits.
In the last blog recaps, I have been careful to share little or nothing about my personal life and focused more on the blog. While that may be justifiable as the blog is not merely about me, I thought to share a
little wonderful win I recently made.
What comes to your mind when you hear exercise?
Fatigue? Grueling pain? Or fun and a deep sense of fulfillment?
The mere thought of the word scares the socks off some people.
Exercise should be fun because it is something you are supposed to be engaged in for the most of your waking hours; your body was made to move.
Over the past decades, medical research has repeatedly cited the consequences of letting our bodies slow down to a halt.
Of the top three causes of sudden death, two are linked to a lack of exercise, and these are heart disease and stroke. So, I take for granted you already know you should exercise more.
Let me make it easier for you by helping you see exercise as fun.