Most of us have now experienced the toll that social distancing has taken on our minds. Although you feel like you would really, really love to get out and visit your friends and family, that may not be realistic and safe. In my previous blog post I wrote about not going insane and you may recognize some of my ideas from that post, but let me present to you a longer, more varied list to help you stay sane.
So if you’re stuck at home, here is a list of things you can do in the meantime:
Read good books. I mean, what would be the point of reading bad books? None, really. Some of my favorite books include How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie and Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People by Elizabeth B. Brown (not that I’m living with a screwed-up person – it’s just an interesting book on how to handle difficult ones).
Watch good video clips. Like on YouTube, or why not Ted Talks. There are tons of inspiring stuff out there, no need to watch depressing sh*t.
Take naps. They are awesome. If you’ve got nothing better to do, the nap is here for you.
Make a kick-ass playlist with your favorite songs and dance around your house.
Take a shower/bath. It will relax you and help you feel less stressed about being stuck. Just try not to think too much about being stuck.
Yes – even those drawers where you put all of your utensils. If you have a big house you could be occupied for weeks. Make sure you get every single speck of dust.
Play with a pet. Doesn’t even have to be your own.
Bake stuff. Bread, cookies, cakes. Maybe you’ll start a bakery when this is all over.
Rearrange furniture. You could basically, perhaps, live in a new house by the time you’re allowed to have friends over again.
Video chat with loved ones.
Experiment with make-up. And hair styles. But maybe don’t do anything radical you might regret, like cutting your hair yourself.
Sing for your neighbors. You know, this is the perfect time. Since social distancing is advised the literally cannot force you to stop. So go on, use those pipes!
Create your own workout program. It can be as ridiculous as you choose. The important thing is to get moving and up from the comfy couch.
Have spa nights. Self-care, people! It’s more important than ever. And you can do it over and over and over again.
While you’re at it, light those candles up!
Make lists of what you’re going to do when all of this is over.
There you have it! And if you do want a good book to read you can always download the digital version of How to Find Inspiration right here:
Take care and stay safe!
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