Sure, you may be quarantined for the foreseeable future, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. In fact, why not use this time to have more fun, to do more of the things you have wanted to do, and to make the most of your time?
I get it, staying locked in doesn’t sound nearly as fun as going out and interacting with other people, but really what other choice do we have? Nothing is opened even if we wanted to do something
Despite all that is going on, the weather is starting to change, the days are starting to get longer, and although you might find it boring to stay at home, there are definitely some good things that you can do to help keep you occupied and sane.
1. Enjoy a remote coffee break.
Everybody loves coffee, and right now more than ever, coffee is what most of us are relying on to get going in the morning.
But why not take it a step further? Why not stay connected with your friends and family and have a coffee break with them?
The plus side about this is that we are living in a day and age where technology allows us to be connected to others all over the world no matter what the circumstances are. If you miss going out and connecting with your friends, get a group chat, skype, or FaceTime conference going and host a coffee break and just socialize while still distancing yourself from others.
2. Create an at-home workout.
Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your health and wellness goals. In fact, at-home workouts are sometimes the best workouts.
When I first started my health and wellness journey, I was doing workouts that I found on YouTube every day for six months. I lost weight, I was fit, and I felt healthier than I had in a long time.
You don’t need a fancy gym or any equipment to stay in shape. There are thousands of free bodyweight workout videos online that will help you to stay in shape even while being confined to a small space.
3. Challenge yourself to read more.
If you have the time, why not do it? Reading is only going to help increase your knowledge. Not only that, but there’s also nothing better than getting deep into a book and losing track of time.
Use this time to let your imagination run wild. With nothing going on in the world around you, you aren’t missing out on too much and you aren’t being dragged down by the schedules and daily stress of those around you.
If you have ever wanted to be successful, you should know that the average CEO reads 52 books per year. That’s one a week. Use this time to get a jump start on your future success and start reading more.
4. Spend time with those closest to you.
I will admit that there are times in my life where the only thing I want in life is to be able to spend more time with those who I love the most.
Use this time to connect with those closest to you, to build relationships with those around you, and to spend quality time with loved ones. There will come a time and a day where all we want is to spend more quality time with those who are close to us, so use now as an opportunity to do so.
5. Start building on your goals.
While we won’t be able to pursue all of our goals as some of them extend past the walls of our homes, surely there are some goals in which we can start making progress on.
Whether it is a goal of yours to start an online business, to learn how to cook or bake, to write a book, or to organize and rearrange your home, do something today that your future self will be thankful for.
We always tell ourselves that we will start working towards our goals when we find some more time on our hands. What better time than now? Most of us have too much time on our hands. Why not be wise with it now so that we can create the life that we want for ourselves in the future.
6. Get some quality r&r.
Rest and relax. This isn’t a time to want to start a new fad diet or start training for a marathon. While it is a time to focus on your health, make sure that you are focusing on your mental health just as much as you are focusing on your physical health.
Remember two weeks ago when you had to wake up for work and had to fight from hitting the snooze button one more time? All you wanted was only 10 more minutes of sleep.
Now, you have that time. Allow your body and mind to rest and recharge. Sleep in a little bit later than normal, throw your feet up and curl under a blanket while you have your morning cup of coffee, just enjoy being able to relax and unwind for the next few weeks, months, or however long this is going to last.
Recharge your body and mind by resting and relaxing more than you normally would.
7. Catch up on work that you fell behind on.
If you’re somebody who normally has a lot on their plate to the point where you feel like you are constantly falling behind, use your downtime to catch up on some of the work that you haven’t been able to prioritize. Do something while you have the time and ability to do so that will help to take some stress and pressure off of yourself in the future.
The times are challenging right now, but with every challenge comes an opportunity. It’s how we perceive the various events that shape out over the course of our lives that will ultimately determine our success and happiness.
It’s easy to sit at home and do nothing with your time, but where’s the fun in that. You aren’t able to control the world around you, so make the most with what you have and find new and creative ways to bring joy and happiness into your life.