As you know, we are in the midst of a tragic and scary time. In order to keep ourselves and others that are not affected safe and healthy, we must do our part and stay home so that there are less chances of contracting and spreading the virus. If you aren't aware, the coronavirus can be in your body for up to 14 days without you showing any signs or symptoms.. so if you are infected, you could be spreading it and getting others sick without even knowing. That's why this virus is so deadly and is spreading so rapidly. So do let's all do our part. Doing our part is SO simple - STAY HOME and only go out when you need to get food. The sooner that everyone takes this seriously gets inside, the sooner that this will get better and we can get back to our normal lives.
If you’re complaining about being bored during this time, you could change your perspective and look at this situation in a different way. Being confined to your home means that you have more time to do things that you don’t have much time to do in your normal routine. I've compiled a list of things that you can do to keep yourself busy and make being at home more enjoyable. Here you go:
Take an online class, course, or workshop. There are tons of classes online that you can take and many of them are free! You can practically learn anything online nowadays. There are tons of topics that you can learn about from music, to photo editing, to college courses on various topics, to finance and business, etc. Some online course websites are Udemy, Skillshare, and Coursera. On Sunday, I watched a live workshop on Anxiety and I'm currently taking a free college course that originated from Yale University called The Science of Well-Being on Coursera.
Declutter and organize your home. Maybe you've been wanting to clean out your closet, go through and throw out old files in your office, and/or organize your pantry, etc. There is no perfect time other than now to get this all done!
Read. I am always reading books and articles so that I learn more information to help with my career & business, health, and spirituality. I've been taking full advantage of this time at home and spending more time reading! Instead of my usual goal of one book per month, I'm aiming for one per week.
Get more certifications and boost your career. If you are working a job that requires certifications or are aspiring to work one, then this is a great time to get started or to further your education.
DIY spa day. Treat yourself to a little spa day! Put on a hair mask and a face mask - you can make them yourself or buy them, draw a bubble bath or epsom salt bath, paint your nails, and relax!
Catch up with friends over phone call or FaceTime. Schedule a couple of calls a day to chat or virtually hang out with your friends!
Workout. You have absolutely no excuses to not workout during this time. This is the perfect time to get started on your new healthy lifestyle or to amplify yours if you're already living one. Try out a new type of workout - some examples are pilates, HIIT, weights, and yoga, then experiment with different training styles, and figure out what you like to do. If you are completely lost on what to do, then feel free to reach out to me. I train some of my clients through Zoom and FaceTime and during this quarantine I have been offering my sessions for the discounted rate of $55.
Learn a new language. I wish I could say that this is one of things that I'm doing, but it's not. When it comes to learning languages, my brain doesn't work. But here's an idea for you!
Do arts and crafts. Michael's is doing curbside pick ups! Order your supplies online and then drive by and pick it up.
Go through emails. If you're one of those people that has hundreds, or even thousands, of unopened emails, then use this time to go through them and clear out your inbox!
Try out new recipes. Grab a cookbook, look up recipes online, go to my IG or blog for some simple recipes, or get creative with foods that you have in your kitchen and whip up some yummy meals!
Watch the movies and TV shows that you’ve been wanting to see. My Netflix recs for shows include The Last Kingdom, Young & Hungry, The Mind Explained, and You. For movies, I recommend any of the romantic comedies from the 2000s & 10s, Extremely Wicked - Ted Bundy movie with Zac Efron & Lilly Collins which I cannot believe is a true story, and Okja - this movie was very weird, .but it was interesting and won many awards. Also, the comedy shows from Tom Papa and Ali Wong are hilarious. And lastly, the documentary Game Changers.
There you go, now you have tons of ideas for things to do! Take advantage of the fact that you have more free time to do these things that you normally don't have much time to do. Use your time wisely, as always<3
If you made it here, thanks for reading and I hope that you stay safe and healthy.
Love & wellness,
I want to give a special thank you to everyone that is working on the frontlines during this pandemic. I have friends and clients that are working directly with patients who have tested positive. You are all so brave for risking your health and safety to help others. Once again, thank you.
Sending healing energy to those affected by this virus and their loved ones.