Moziak Magazine: How are you social distancing during this period?
Tino Chinyani: By staying cosy at home, more than anything this break away from the world has been beyond refreshing. Just enough time and space to reflect on where you’ve come from but more importantly where you’re going and eating, I’ve been eating ALOT!
MM: Where do you wish you were right now?
TC: On the beach in Bora Bora, under the shade with a cold drink in hand and great company beside me.
MM: Name 3 positive things about the world almost coming to a standstill
- It really gives you true perspective on what really matters in life and more than anything it really has highlighted how much we take for granted the gift of being able to live our lives freely.
- I’ve definitely had a lot more meaningful conversations with family and friends, without the noise of the world you really learn to listen and not just hear when you communicate.
- I’ve never been a fan of being in the kitchen but since I can’t order out anymore, I’ve been getting in touch with my culinary side and I’ve been enjoying the process immensely.
MM: Name 5 things you plan to achieve whilst in “quarantine”
- Heightened spiritual awareness.
- Read at least 3 books.
- Realign my goals with my everyday routine.
- Learn at least one new skill.
- Workout at least 5days/week.
MM: What surprising item made your shopping list?
TC: Prawns, usually never make seafood at home but considering I won’t be able to enjoy it till lockdown is over I figured let me learn to make it myself.
MM: Did you stock up on additional toilet paper?
TC: Weirdly enough I did and I’m still asking myself if the world was to end how the hell is more toilet paper going to save me.
MM: Have any important plans or activities of yours been cancelled/postponed because of the coronavirus?
TC: Without a doubt. More than anything, it just gives me lead time to perfect the plans I had. Beyond that, I’m just thankful we value human life over revenue.
MM: In a year’s time when you look back, what do you think you will be saying about this period?
TC: It made me value work and travel 1000x more.
MM: What advice do you have for people who are struggling with the idea of social distancing?
TC: Don’t look at it as time lost, more than anything you’ve been given an opportunity to take a break away from the world to perfect your craft and remove the negative energy from your life. Use this time to start good habits and starve the bad ones. More than anything, use this time to grow closer to your family and loved ones. It’s easier to connect and enrich the relationships in your life without the clutter of the world interrupting the communication.
MM: What are you looking forward to the most when the coronavirus pandemic is over?
TC: Being able to chase my dreams again. Working consistently to live a life beyond my wildest imagination.