AS our country prepares for 21-days of lock down, Cindy Norcott, owner of award-winning specialist recruitment agency, Pro Talent, encouraged individuals to stay positive and to turn this time into a personal development opportunity. NORCOTT RECOMMENDED FOLLOWING THESE DAILY HABITS: • Rest, re-calibrate, calm down and reinvent.• Have a routine every day.• If you are working from home, get dressed into work clothes.• Start off each day with one question – What is my purpose today? What is the one thing that will make today great?• Write down three things that you are grateful for that you were not grateful for yesterday. This will help you focus on the positives.• Each day do one good deed for someone else – this will help you take your focus off yourself and your own problems and concerns. This could be a call to someone who is lonely. It could be a small financial donation to a charity. It could be collecting your old clothes and household items for charity etc.• Do some exercise every single day.• Pray or meditate every day.• Write in your journal every day.• Set your goals for the rest of 2020 and work on this document every day – create a separate page for each of the separate parts of your life: health, relationships, financial, career, personal development, social life, home, family, community, spiritual, travel, hobbies and interests, community.• Read a business or motivational book.• Read the Bible daily.• Limit TV viewing to a maximum of two hours a day.• Limit screen time on your phone to one hour a day.• Each day connect with one person telephonically who you would not normally call, in order to check up on them and see how they are.• Watch one Ted Talk per day.• Spend quality time with your immediate family each day, play a game, have deep meaningful conversations.• Cook together.• Have a nap every afternoon.• Stay off sugar.• Get 20 minutes of sunlight per day.• Do something creative.• Spring-clean one small area of your home each day and throw away absolutely anything that no longer serves you. This crisis is a lesson in humility and abundance. Can you find 3 items per day to donate to charity? By the end of the 21 days, you will have 63 items. • Be silly, find your sense of humour and laugh every day.DON’T DO THE FOLLOWING:• Don’t share or promote anything online that is not verified or that is negative or that promotes panic. • Don’t moan, groan, grumble and complain. “We are all in this together. Make a decision to be an agent of positivity in this time. Imagine how you will feel in 21 days if you follow this,” she added. — Supplied.