These days we are experiencing one of the most unique events of the whole history!
For different reasons, some people are still forced to stay home, whether it’s because of getting laid off, unemployed or personal precautions. It doesn’t seem that good at first glance, especially for those who are workaholic or enjoy socializing and outdoor activities. Let’s think thou, are there any other options? Ummm, No! Then, you got to save these days somehow!
For the first week of quarantine, My brain was confused, it woke me up at 7 AM and forced me to check the traffic, weather and my work email. I was following news, talking with others, telling them how worried I was.
On the 7th day, I realized I was wasting my precious God-given days off and started writing a list that I’m sharing with you below.
1- Stop following news
There’s a temptation in checking international, national and local news and during the first few days of the pandemic, it was important because there was something new about this issue every day but after a while it became stable. Now, most of it is the death record around the world, those who got affected in each area and updates about the possible vaccine.
Let’s be honest! Now it’s only a matter of news addiction. There’s no benefit in knowing how many people got infected or died!
Simply stop reading them and get rewarded instantly by worrying less every day.
2-Go back to what you left off
We all left some task undone, something that we postponed halfway for “When I’m free!”, believe it or not, now it is the time for those things.
Maybe you have a story in your mind that you think would be a bestseller, or an indoor hobby which you bought all the essential tools for, or the broken automatic garage door that needs at least a day to get fixed.
Think about them, you’ll remember where to start.
3-pay attention to your soul
Do you believe in God, a greater power, or meditation?
Get connected to a source, if you are religious, read the holy book, especially the verses that are about hope and happiness, pray more often. Be sure that God is protecting you at all costs.
If you don’t believe in anything, in particular, spend some time on a daily basis to meditate. Focus and listen to the voice within you.
4-Spend quality time with family or yourself
When was the last time you had a deep conversation with your child? When was the last time your partner had the opportunity to get familiar with your new way of thinking? When was the last time you didn’t shout shut up as your dog barked?
We live in a fast pace world, now that it’s not in hurry for a few weeks, take time and talk to your beloved ones or love yourself more, teach your children how to cook or tell your partner how much he/she means to you.
5-Watch funny shows
Watching something funny always helps to boost your mood.
There are tons of them on Netflix, my all time favorite is Friends, just listening to its intro music makes me smile.
There’s a cooking show called “Nailed it!”, It’s way too funny. You can find it on Netflix as well.
Please share your suggestions in the comments to help everyone have a good time at home.
We don’t have to be thinking about Corona virus (Covid 19) all day long!