• Jessica Taylor Yates

5 Things To Look Forward To

Lockdown or no lockdown, good things are still a comin'.

Hearing someone try to be positive in your 100th lockdown. Image: The Sun.

For the 12 million Australians who have been plunged into lockdown over the last week, it can be hard to stay positive and try to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Making sourdough and getting a rockin' hot lockdown bod is so 2020. This year's lockdowns are about grumbling, blaming other parliamentary leaders, and drinking. Get with the program.

In an article by Adam Grant for The New York Times, he calls this feeling 'languishing.' We're not quite depressed, but not hopeful either. It's just this endless sea of blah. Plans are cancelled or derailed, overseas travel is non-existenent and we feel like we're on a horrible, never-ending loop. With that in mind, here's 5 things to actually look forward to, whether we are out and about or locked in our homes for the next 10 years (Okay, too far).

1. The Olympic Games

Konnichiwa Tokyo!! Image: Wix.

Stay with me.

Whether you're sporty or not (read: very much not) there's something about the world coming together to watch athletes live at the very top of their field that is just so exciting. Knowing you are viewing the same history-making moments as billions all over the world can be a magical experience. Think Simone Biles, the world's greatest gymnast who came from poverty, or see the new Aussie sprinter Rohan Browing, the fastest man in Australia.

I for one cannot wait for the Tokyo Opening Ceremony on Friday 23 August, which is said to be some sort of digital/anime-style experience. And also, the synchronised swimming cos obv. So order in some delicious Japanese and have an excuse to keep the TV on 24/7. Go Aussie Go!

2. Springtime