It’s been in the news for weeks, if not months. We will not educate you about the current “Coronavirus” in this article. Instead, we want to help you make everyday life easier. So here are our tips how to use your time at home. Think out of the box :-)
It's a matter of mindset!
Before I dive into our tips on how to use your time in quarantine, there is one important thing to say: It’s all about mindset! Don’t see social distancing or hardly leaving your home as a punishment. First of all, it really is necessary right now. Secondly, you should look at it from another perspective and make the most out of it. So instead of complaining, especially when you are not able to work from home, tell yourself:
Let’s start with the most obvious things. Usually, you are busy heading to classes, working or studying while trying to keep having a social life. Tasks like cleaning, doing the laundry or tidying out your stuff normally are the last things you want to do. Well, now’s the perfect time to be productive!
Remember, now is the time to discover new interests, talents and passions or just to revive existing ones. I am sure each of you has a passion. Well, I can’t tell you what applies to you but here are some ideas:
Learn something new!
Again, it’s time to discover new things. Remember any tutorial or a documentary you have seen lately? Anything that made you think “Wow, I would love to know/do/learn that!”. Well, now is the time! Here are some ideas and ways to extend your skills and knowledge from your sofa.
Connect to others!
If you are done with being productive, creative or curious and just want to talk to someone else than your pet, do it. I really know what it feels like not to be able to see your family or friends physically. But who said you can’t do it online?
Enjoy having time!
Done with socializing from a distance? Nothing left to learn or just tired (of it)? There's nothing wrong with laying back and enjoying your free time.
Stick to your routines!
Sometimes exactly the "having time" is too much for us. The feeling of boredome and uselessnes takes over and you go nuts. Being productive (see above) definitely gives you a sense of meaning - and so do your routines! Stick to them whenever possible and if not, create new ones.
Self-care: Keep your mood up!
A crisis can be frightening - especially when it's about our health and affects all of us! Staying healthy should be your top priority but not only limited to your phsyical health. Adapting to a new situation especially requires the right mindset. We already "talked" about that. And the right mindset includes some proper self-care to keep your mood up. Here are some tips for being more mindful!
STAY POSITIVE. STAY HEALTHY.